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App Store proves profitable for iPhone developers

App Store proves profitable for iPhone developers

The creator of the hugely popular Tap Tap Revenge app, which is a mobile clone of the Guitar Hero rhythm game franchise, has said that it is making close to $1 million (£619,000) a month from sales.

Over 20 million iPhone owners downloaded the free version of the app and many customers have gone on to purchase the full version.

Tapulous has been able to exploit the App Store's potential even further by offering customers the ability to purchase additional tracks for Tap Tap Revenge once they have signed up, thus driving further revenues from the system.

There have been no publicly available copies of Tapulous' sales figures, but the developer's CEO has hinted that his firm has recently been able to break the million dollar per month mark.

Substantial profits have been made by several other game developers from the iPhone's App Store. Puzzle maestro Pop Cap and EA-owned Play Fish have both been able to benefit from the popularity of the iPhone and the accessibility of the App Store retail platform.

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