With that said, though, Google Play revenues are thought to be up by as much as six times compared to figures seen from the digital content store, last year.
According to Bloomberg, app analytics firm App Annie wouldn’t release the specific sales figures seen for both the Google Play store and Apple’s iTunes App Store, due to it selling that information on to third-parties.
The company did, however, reveal that Apple appears to be earning as much as 3-times the revenue Google is seeing with Play, with both its iTunes App Store and one-click customer app purchasing.
“Customers buying games in Japan and South Korea helped drive the increase, according to App Annie’s index that tracks the market for buying and selling games, productivity tools and other mobile-software apps,” the publication reports. “Apple has disclosed that its App Store generated about $333 Million a month from June to December.”
This, Bloomberg says, is “about 3.5 times larger” than the revenues Google managed to pull in from its “Play” store during the same period.
“While Apple has said the App Store has generated more than $7 Billion since 2008, Google hasn’t made such information public. Apple has more than 800,000 apps on its store, and Google has more than 700,000,” the report concludes.