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Gameloft moving development from Android platform

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Nov 2009 20:05 User comments (9)

Gameloft moving development from Android platform The popular French mobile gaming company Gameloft has said this weekend that it plans to move away from the Android platform, keeping most of its money in developing for the Apple App Store.
Despite Android's growing popularity and increasing market share, Gameloft says the Android Market is not nearly close to being a polished service.

"We have significantly cut our investment in Android platform, just like ... many others,"
Gameloft finance director Alexandre de Rochefort said.

"It is not as neatly done as on the iPhone. Google has not been very good to entice customers to actually buy products. On Android nobody is making significant revenue,"
Rochefort concluded.

"We are selling 400 times more games on iPhone than on Android," Rochefort added, with 13 percent of all revenue for the company coming from iPhone game sales.

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9 user comments

121.11.2009 23:19

thats like saying your selling the same peice of software more on windows than mac.....

i guess they never looked at marketshare?

222.11.2009 1:06

I figured Android would be more profitable then the iPhone regardless... Who the hell pays for apps lol

322.11.2009 1:10

people who actually can respect a developer for putting his/her time into an app that they use, which they could not do them selves?

422.11.2009 1:18

Originally posted by shaffaaf:
people who actually can respect a developer for putting his/her time into an app that they use, which they could not do them selves?
Which is not very many people these days. Especially the young like me. I don't have an iPod Touch or an iPhone but everyone I know with one has it jailbroken with free apps. I don't know anyone who has payed for 1 app.

If I had one, I would most likely jailbreak it just because but I really don't see the appeal of apps compared to a PSP or anything else, and the iPod sound quality is definitely not top, which is all that matters to me.

522.11.2009 1:24

fair enough. and TBH i cant say anything against that, as a few years ago i would pirate anythign (lack of funds ftw(!)) but since money isnt too much of a problem now, i do tend to buy what i feel is worth it, which surprisingly is quite a bit.

622.11.2009 16:31

[b] it doesnt matter cuz you can get a FREE apk installer app of the android market and then google the games or apps you want and then install then on your phone for FREE example say you want assassins creed simply google assassinscreed.apk torrent use limewire or another p2p program to download it, then connect your phone to your computer viz usb, mount your phon and transfer the file to your phone and install using the free apk installer. Viola! free games! screw gameloft! all their games for phones are horrible anyways ( assassins creed prince of persia, deblob etc... ) . and most people will pirate them anyways. you can do pretty much the same thing on the iphone! [b]

723.11.2009 0:40

Its all about money. The can sell more on the iphone in turn larger profits. Although, if Android does grow at an alarming rate, and different delopers deside to stick it out with them, they very well could surpass gameloft. Its like the stockmarket, whos gonna grow more, and faster

823.11.2009 10:34

More reason for someone to figure out how to rip games off of their iPhones, and make an emulator for Android. Then we can get their crappy games for free, just to laugh at them.

923.11.2009 18:54

I haven't seen a decent phone of any type worth paying money to game on...

Controls on all phones are substandard for anything close to an action game compared to a DS or PSP.

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