Disney UTV’s Indiagames has announced that its games have now crossed the 200 million download milestone on the Nokia Store. Indiagames makes games for both the mobile and the web. The company has announced that it is the first company in the world to reach such a milestone.
Here is a list of the top ten games in terms of downloads.
DLF IPL 2012
Ra. One Genesis
Aladdin The New Adventure
Monster Truck Dash
Phineas & Ferb
Cricket Fever Challenge
Pirates of the Caribbean
Lion King Returns
As you can see, the games are a mixture of sports and arcade. Most of the games on this list are derived from Hollywood movies, with the only exception being Ra.One. The top genres which have been downloaded have been Cricket, Bollywood, Casual and Action. India, Brazil, Vietnam, Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey, Thailand, Pakistan, Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia were the top 10 countries in terms of the number of downloads.
Vishal Gondal, Managing Director-Digital of Disney UTV spoke about the milestone.
“We are absolutely thrilled at crossing 200million downloads on a single platform. This result clearly shows consumers love our content and the ability to immerse themselves in their favorite character or stories. These results charge our teams to continue to offer the best in mobile gaming to our users.The Nokia Store has gained prominence in the OEM stores market and has opened avenues for game development companies worldwide”.
Gerard Rego, Head of Developer Experience at Nokia India had this to say.
“We are very excited at Disney UTV Indiagames’ achievement of crossing the 200 million download mark on the Nokia Store. For a generation that is crazy about gaming, they have been able to capture the right audience with just the content they need – be it cricket, bollywood or action. The novelty that they bring with their apps ensures the best gaming experience for all. Our Asha range of devices are offering many consumers their first internet experience and spurring data consumption. Success of Disney UTV Indiagames’ portfolio on Nokia Store is a testimony to the fact that consumers across price points aspire for superior experiences on their devices.”
This is great news and PR for Nokia as this shows that there are a significant number of people who use their platform (Asha in this case). Developers will also see the advantage of developing games for the platform since even though most of the world is transitioning towards smartphone platforms, other platforms may also prove beneficial monetarily.