CorporateSeptember 20 2010
Gameloft Exceeds 20 Million Games Sold on the App Store
Paris - Gameloft®, the leading publisher and developer of downloadable video games, has sold over 20 million paid games since the App Store opened in July 2008.
Of the 47 iPhone & iPad games launched from the beginning of this year, 42 titles climbed to the top 5 best-selling games* on the App Store with 25 of the games reaching the number one spot. All of these consecutive and successful launches have helped Gameloft achieve a new level of sales on the App Store. Gameloft’s Let’s Golf ! franchise has continued to perform well with the launch of Let’s Golf ! 2 on the iPhone and the arrival of Let’s Golf ! HD on the iPad. Other notable titles include Iron Man 2, the number-one game sold in the United States and Europe; Brothers®in Arms 2: Global Front the top ranking game for both iPhone and iPad; and the very successful launch of N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance on the iPhone 4.
"The first half of 2010 marks a new step for us on the App Store,"declared Michel Guillemot, President of Gameloft. "The launch of the iPad and iPhone 4 has opened new horizons for developers and allowed us once again to transform our consumers gaming experience. 20 million paid downloads is proof that our games meet the expectations of our players and we will continue to satisfy them."
Gameloft has developed and published 100 games since the App Store was launched in July 2008, including 18 iPhone games and 29 iPad games since January 2010. 15 other titles will be added to the catalog of games already available on the App Store by year’s end. This includes NFL 2011 HD, Assassin’s Creed: Altaïr’s Chronicles HD, Spider-Man: Total Mayhem HD on the iPad, as well as Dungeon Hunter 2, Gangstar: Miami Vindication, Star Battalion and Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus (also available on the iPad) on the iPhone.
A leading international publisher and developer of downloadable video games, in 10 years Gameloft has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field. Gameloft creates games for mobile phones, smartphones, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, with the total number of game-enabled devices expected to exceed 4 billion units in 2012A pioneer in the new downloadable console game market, Gameloft publishes games on WiiWare, DSiWare, Microsoft® Xbox LIVE® Arcade et PlayStation® Network. Partnerships with leading licensors such as UNO™, Ferrari, Shrek, CSI, Spider-Man, Ironman, Blokus and Sonicallow Gameloft to form strong relationships with international brands.Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt and Brain Challenge. Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 3,500 developers at its production studios.
Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).