Soldiers, Customization & Music: New Apps Enter Apple’s Top Grossing Apps List for iOS

We’ve seen a number of new applications, released in, roughly, the last two weeks, break into both Apple’s paid apps and free apps charts, but a handful have also entered the top grossing lists. They were all paid apps, only one of the four did not appear in our lists earlier this week (simply due to its Thursday release). Here is what we found:

New Titles Within Top 25 iPhone Top Grossing Apps List

Rainbow SixTom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard — Having only been released yesterday, March 17th, the popular Rainbow Six franchise has already reached #6 on the charts with Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard. Developed by the veteran international developer and publisher, Gameloft, who has been in business since 1999, the game is also currently #27 on Apple’s paid app charts. The paid app is running $6.99.

Pimp Your Screen — Customization shows its profitability with the paid app ($0.99), Pimp Your Screen appears at #20. Developed by Apalon, a small mobile development, animation, and game development studio out of Belarus in Eastern Europe, the application allows users to customize their iPhone with colorful skins, screens, icon shelves, and neon effects. The app is also cross-platform. Apalon is a smaller part of the outsourcing company MoveYourWeb.

New Titles Within Top 25 iPad Top Grossing Apps List

GarageBandGarageBand — Apple is making a second appearance this week with its new iPad app GarageBand. Currently #1 on the top grossing iPad charts and running $4.99, the application is a port of the company’s popular music and recording program for Mac. GarageBand on iPad allows users to realistically play instruments such as the piano, guitar, and drums, as well as lets them create and share songs. Creations can also be sent to and edited via the Mac version software. The app has been out since March 10th.

RealRacing 2 HD — The sequel to Australian studio Firemint’s first iPad racer (Real Racing HD), Real Racing 2 HD marks the #10 spot on the top grossing apps list. A visually impressive and realistic racing title, the game is developed specifically for iPad 2. That said, the high quality visuals are not translating well on first generation devices. As for Firemint themselves, this developer out of Melbourne, Australia is known best for their path-drawing title Flight Control. The game was released March 11th and runs $9.99.