The Windows Phone Marketplace: strictly by the numbers

While the Windows Phone Marketplace continues to grow day by day (see the 777 threshold), an ambitious statistics...dare we say...geek...has taken it upon himself to break down the Marketplace distribution by app category, price and release date.

As we mentioned previously, most apps are in the low end for price, with the overwhelming majority at $0.99 and 90+% $2.99 or lower. Only one app is $9.99 (Panoramic's super calculator app). Overall this seems like a lot lower price point than the Windows Mobile marketplace.

Likewise, we can see the largest distribution by category has apps falling into the gaming category (215), followed next by Tools (95), Entertainment (81) and News & Weather (42). This seems to solidify the notion that not only with WP7 be a strong consumer contender but a nice gaming platform too (contra Android and its dismal gaming offering, except for Angry Birds).

Anyways, it's worth a look over at Numaris for more of the breakdown. Hopefully he'll keep these numbers going as the store continues to grow!

Source: Numaris; Thanks, Dariel M., for the tip and great work!

Daniel Rubino
Editor-in-chief

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

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  • Ha ha ha ha ha ha @ Android's Angry Birds, that game reached a Milli plus* downloads after a couple of days, they are starving over there. Too Bad /-_-\ This is great news by time this is released in the states, we may have 1k+ apps to choose from. No thats a strong U.S. Launch and its probably what Microsoft intended. BUT DAMMMMMIT I HATE WAITING!!! classic america*