Joystiq is reporting that Epic Games, the makers of arguably one of the most popular iOS title, Infinity Blade, reported an amazing $10 million in revenue from last summer sales of their first major title in the Apple App Store. After the release of the highly anticipated Infinity Blade II last month, Epic Games has announced that it has now collected over $30 million in revenue! Wow!
Epic Games, Inc. and its award-winning Salt Lake City-based development studio, ChAIR Entertainment, today announced that earnings from ChAIR’s blockbuster Infinity Blade video game franchise have eclipsed $30 million in just one year since the introduction of the original game. One of the most popular gaming franchises to be launched on the App Store, the award-winning series has also created significant licensing interest in the underlying Unreal Engine 3 technology from developers worldwide.
Further fueling franchise momentum is the recent release of Infinity Blade II, which has seen net earnings in excess of $5 million in just one month since release on Dec. 1, 2011, a mark which took the original title three months to achieve. Infinity Blade II is on pace to exceed the record success of the original Infinity Blade game, which has grossed more than $23 million to date. Additional franchise extensions include Infinity Blade: Awakening, a digital novella from best-selling author Brandon Sanderson, Infinity Blade: Original Soundtrack, which features original music from the games, and Infinity Blade FX, a big screen, coin-op version of Infinity Blade now featured in arcades nationwide.
The revenue wasn’t from the game by itself, it also came from the game’s official soundtrack, and the Infinity Blade arcade game.
Infinity Blade II can by downloaded from the App Store for $6.99 here, and the original Infinity Blade is still available for only $5.99 (iTunes link). Both of these games are universal apps for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
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