Books Outnumber Games in App Store

There are more book apps in Apple’s app store than games now, according to developer blog MobClix. The blog’s data shows that there are currently about 26,500 book apps and 25,000 games.

So does this mean gamers are turning to more literary distractions? Probably not. App developers working on book apps, let’s not forget, have a back catalog thousands of years old to draw on, so there’s no lack of titles, or versions of various public domain books. Game developers, on the other hand, have to program each game, which is probably a tedious process.

What this news does indicate, though, is that the eBook category in the App store remains extremely strong. Developers are actively mining that huge book horde, and people are buying the apps.

[Via Mike Cane; Image from MobClix]