The games category was the one that had the most first time $1 million app publishers on both platforms. In the App Store, one-third of these developers scoring $1 million in net revenue for the first time focused on games. Leading the list was FoxNext Games with $15 million in revenue thanks to its Marvel Strike Force app.
While the percentage of App Store games developers earning a seven-figure revenue total for the first time was off 10 percentage points from last year, greater contributions this year came from Lifestyle and Health & Fitness. The pair had 10% and 12% of the App Store’s first time million dollar developers, respectively. That doubled their percentages from 2017.
In the Google Play Store, the games category was responsible for 65% of the app publishers scoring $1 million in revenue for the first time. That is consistent with last year’s 66%, and most other categories (none in double figures) were similarly little changed.