ComiXology Nabs No. 1 Non-Game Spot In iTunes Top-Grossing iPad Apps List
Let's be real for a second: A list of the top-grossing apps in the iTunes store isn't going to be all that fair. Your assorted Candy Crushes, casino games, and Simpsons Tapped Outs -- games designed to basically pick players up by their ankles and shake the change out of their pockets--are going to skew the results.
That makes it all the more of an achievement that ComiXology nabbed the No. 11 spot on the iTunes list of top-grossing iPad apps for 2013. Only it and the New York Times app, which was right below it at No. 12, managed to make the list without nickel-and-diming gamers who just had to have... I don't know, better candy to crush? I'm not too familiar with that game.
“In a billion dollar marketplace with competition between over a million apps, it’s gratifying to rank as the top grossing non-game iPad App in the entire iTunes App Store,” ComiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger said in a press release. “This past year has been a great year for comics and ComiXology.”
In that same release, ComiXology noted that its customers have downloaded some 6 billion pages of comics in its four years of operation (which is triple the number of pages downloaded a year ago). That's a lot of panels.
Also of note, ComiXology was the powering force behind all three of the top-ranking book apps in the iTunes top-ranking apps list. (Marvel and DC's ComiXology-powered apps are also in the top 100.)
Back when ComiXology announced that it had surpassed 200 million comic book downloads in September, The Motley Fool speculated that ComiXology could be heading for the stock market. ComiXology hasn't commented on that speculation, but every new press release about performance could be bringing that possibility closer to a reality.