India’s Nokia Store has clocked 2 billion downloads, of which 1 billion are on the S40 and Asha platform.
While Action Games have emerged as the number 1 downloaded category, Adventure games are at No. 2, Sport games at No. 3, Entertainment related apps including video & movies at No. 4, followed by Utility based apps at No. 5.
This growth has also led to providing Indian developers with a robust business opportunity. Over 168 Indian developers have already achieved more than one million downloads for their apps, while 3 developers have achieved 100 million downloads, 9 developers have achieved 50 million downloads, 18 developers have achieved 25 million downloads and 40 developers have achieved 10 million downloads. Indiagames Ltd is the top publisher in the country, followed by Reliance Games and Rendered Ideas Softgame Pvt Ltd.
“We are blown away with the success of Nokia store in India. As a company, we are aware that as consumers evolve, so do their choices and requirements and Nokia has always been at the forefront to deliver experiences that cater to this need. Apps, we believe, are core to this investment,” said Sari Harju, director, mobile phones, Nokia India.
Globally, the Nokia Store is available in over 200 countries and has achieved over 10 billion cumulative downloads. Over 148,000 content items are available for Series 40 devices and see an average of nearly 15 million downloads daily.