If youâ€™re a fan of social network gaming then youâ€™re well aware of OpenFeint and their Android offerings. Fruit Ninja and Frogger are among some of the most popular games from the company thatâ€™s available in the Android Market. Over this past Christmas Holiday, sales grew over 73% for the Android OS and over 83% as a whole. The full details can be found in the presser below.
Mobile Games on iOS Experience 187% Spike in Downloads Over Christmas Holiday with AndroidÂ Game Downloads up 73% According to Largest Mobile Social Gaming Platform, OpenFeint
Burlingame, Calif. – December 31, 2010 – The holidays are always a good time for mobile apps. Between new mobile devices being given away and users with more free time, the holidays give app makers plenty of reason to celebrate. This year was no exception. Leading mobile social gaming platform, OpenFeint, added over 450,000 new users on Christmas day – a 184% spike over its daily average and the largest single day in its history. The days following Christmas showed a sustained significant increase in new users as well, as the network added nearly 1.4 million new users in just four days.
All told, OpenFeint users downloaded more than 5 million OpenFeint enabled games during the 4-day stretch. The momentum crossed mobile operating platforms, with both Android and iOS substantially exceeding their daily averages, with Android growing by 73% and iOS by 187%.
â€œWe always expect a spike in downloads over the holidays as more people put games on new mobile devices,â€ says Jason Citron, CEO of OpenFeint. â€œThis year showed an impressive increase as our user acquisition increased almost twofold around Christmas. New devices and free time make for more mobile gaming over the holidays.â€
OpenFeint user growth was also up substantially year over year for the four day holiday period. The network added 88% more users than a year ago, fueled by continued growth of iOS and the addition of Android to the network.
â€œHeading into 2011, we expect our 55-million-strong user base toÂ continueshowing impressive growth as it has been,â€ says Peter Relan, chairman of OpenFeint. â€œWeâ€™ve grown six-fold since the beginning of last year and look forward to growing the largest mobile social gaming network.â€
OpenFeint is the largest mobile social gaming ecosystem for iOS and Android with over 55 million registered users and a presence in over 4,000 games. OpenFeint is backed by Intel Capital and The9. Developers interested in more information about OpenFeint and its leading mobile social gaming technology should visit http://openfeint.com/developers.