The App Store has been good for mobile publisher Gameloft, as the company announced it's sold over 20 million games through the digital distribution network. The company claims that of the 47 iPhone and iPad games it launched this year, 42 reached the top five grossing list on the store, with 25 hitting number one. The publisher has released 100 games since the App Store launched in July of 2008.

Although Gameloft didn't translate those unit figures into dollars (or Euros, as would be the case with the French company), the company's financials have shown significant increases over the past couple years. In July, it reported an 11 percent rise in sales during the first half of 2010 compared to the prior year, and a whopping 113 percent increase on the App Store in the second quarter. So, yeah, Apple's been very good to Gameloft.
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Gameloft Exceeds 20 Million Games Sold on the App Store

London - 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.

*Source - Top Grossing App Store Chart

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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