I distinctly remember saying on one episode of The International Mac Podcast that nobody wanted to play games on an iPhone. Apparently I was wrong! Epic Games and ChAIR Entertainment, the clever guys n gals behind Infinity Blade have managed to shift at-least 274k copies of their Action-RPG for iOS. At $6 a pop that they have already raked in an impressive $1.64m in just 5 days.
GameIndustry.biz arrived at the above figure by counting the number of active Game Center users playing Infinity Blade after the first five days of its availability. These figures obviously do not represent the actual sales as the figures were not released officially and consindering the fact that not everyone playing Infinity Blade is on Game Center; this number could be way more than estimated.
Previous fastest growing app Cut The Rope from Chillingo was eclipsed by those numbers, making as it did a cool $1m in 10 days
This trumps the previous record for fastest-grossing App, held by the Chillingo-published title Cut The Rope, which turned over $1 million in its first ten days. However, the $0.99 title also boasted one million downloads over the same period.
Apparently there’s a lot of money in that App Store!