It's no secret that Apple's App Store has always made more money than Google's Play store. And according to the latest data released by Sensor Tower, a mobile application data analysis company, in the third quarter of 2008, Apple further widened the gap with Google.
The data show that Apple Store's revenue is nearly 93% higher than Google Play's, the biggest revenue gap Sensor Tower has recorded since 2014. The company said about 66% of its $18.2 billion mobile app revenue in the third quarter of 2008 came from Apple's App Store.
App Store earned about $12 billion for apple, an increase of 23.3% over the same period last year. By contrast, Google Play realized a profit of $6 billion 200 million in the quarter, up 21.5% over the same period last year.
According to the data, subscription revenues of apple and Google app stores are increasing. For example, Netflix has been the highest-grossing non-gaming app for three consecutive quarters, adding about $243.7 million to revenue on both platforms.
In mobile gaming, revenue for both platforms rose 14.9% year-on-year, to $13.8 billion this quarter. In the third quarter, games alone accounted for nearly 76% of all applications revenue from these two platforms. Because Android devices are cheaper in some markets, Google Play has a higher total number of APP downloads than the App Store. The installed capacity of the two platforms has increased by 10.9%.