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

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.