12 August 2008
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that iPhone users have downloaded over 60 million programs on the App Store. Sega's first game for the platform, the $9.99 Super Monkey Ball has sold more than 300,000 copies in 20 days. "That's a substantial business," says Simon Jeffery, president of Sega's U.S. division. "It gives iPhone a justifiable claim to being a viable gaming platform." With Sega receiving 70% of the total revenue from Super Monkey Ball, they have received nearly $2.1 million in those first 20 days.
- Nick Wingfield "IPhone Software Sales Take Off: Apple's Jobs". The Wall Street Journal, 11 August 2008