In the app world, there are several heavyweights, the app publishers who dominate and make more money than any other. App Annie has released the top 52 publishers of 2012 based off combined annual revenue, and counting both App Store and Google Play sales.
EA tops the list, followed by Zynga, Japanese developer GREE and Gameloft. Rovio only comes in 14th, while CAPCOM comes in 10th. Apple, which makes most of its app money of the mobile iLife and iWork suites, is in fifth – impressive considering it’s exclusive to one platform.
Our premium service App Annie Intelligence uses advanced statistical models combined with anonymized datapoints to generate the most accurate market estimates available for app stores today. App Annie sits on the most comprehensive market data for Google Play and iOS app store ecosystems. We use this data to define the Top 52 in terms of total worldwide iOS and Google Play combined revenue from January to December 2012 inclusive.
You can check out the full 52 over at App Annie’s site. Some big names include Activision at #47, Namco at #35 and SEGA at #22.