Apple App Store Reaches 300 million download Mark in 20 weeks

Since its launch around 5 months ago, Apple’s App Store has been a great success story, and the year-end results from Apple have shown that most of the iPod and iPhone users are shifting to gaming and other entertainment applications.

The details were released after the iPhone app website, 148apps, revealed that the App Store had crossed the mark of 10,000 applications last week, with total download figure from the iTunes App touched the whopping 300 million mark.

However, there is a bit of ambiguity about the figure, as the apps are constantly being added and removed from the store.

Games have topped the charts amongst most downloaded application category from Apple Apps Store, with the Zen-like Koi Pond leading the list, and Apple’s own Super Monkey Ball, Texas Hold’em, Enigmo, Cro-Mag Rally, and Crash Bandicoot: Nitro Card 3D, also received great response from gaming enthusiasts.

With its incredible touchscreen interface, strong processors, impressive graphics, and effective motion controls, the iPhone 3G has emerged as the most preferred gaming platform for the gamers.

Amongst its free downloads, the web-based radio program, Pandora has emerged as the most downloaded application from the Apps Store, with mobile Facebook program achieved the second spot.

With huge acceptability of the iPhone as a robust gaming platform, the device seems all set to pose some stiff competition to established players in gaming segment, including Nintendo DS and Sony’s PlayStation.

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