The Top Mobile Apps, Games, and Publishers of 2017: Netflix Grows Revenue 138% Year-Over-Year

Global App Revenue Grew 35% in 2017 to nearly $60 Billion

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Mobile users spent an estimated $58.6 billion on apps and games during 2017 through in-app purchases, subscriptions, and premium apps on the App Store and Google Play, according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data. This represented a year-over-year increase of approximately 35 percent over 2016, when consumers spent approximately $43.5 billion across both stores.

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Consumers Spent Nearly $200 Million in Apps on Christmas, Up 12% Over 2016

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Worldwide consumer spending on in-app purchases, subscriptions, and premium apps grew 12.3 percent year-over-year on December 25, according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data. Spending surpassed a combined $196 million on the App Store and Google Play, up from approximately $174 million the year before.

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'The Last Jedi' Premiere More Than Doubled Star Wars Mobile Game Downloads

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The Force is strong with mobile games set in a galaxy far, far away. Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data reveals that during the opening weekend of The Last Jedi, the eighth installment in the Star Wars saga, mobile games based on Disney’s blockbuster franchise grew first-time players by 153 percent, or more than 2.5 times the previous weekend’s figure. All told, more than one million mobile users installed a Star Wars game for the first time last weekend on the App Store and Google Play, up from approximately 413,000 the weekend before.

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