topDon't look at the all time Flight Control leaderboards if you want to keep thinking you're an great Flight Control player. The highest recorded score is 3155 planes landed in a single session.

Yes, Flight Control's 1.1 version update went live yesterday and now offers CloudCell integrated online leaderboards. Flight Control is, of course, Firemint's massively popular flight time-management game that remains one of our favorite iPhone games.

Aside from the global scores, the update also provide a save/resume feature and some minor bug fixes. Firemint will follow with additional updates that add new airports and aircraft to the mix.

Meanwhile, the team at Firemint has publicly released sales numbers for Flight Control after it's first month and a half on sale. Firemint had committed to releasing numbers well before they knew what a huge success the game would be.

A summary of results is provided here:

  • Sales during the report period: 587,485
  • Sales to date (6 March to 27 April): over 700,000
  • Graph of global sales per day
  • Total sales per country (57% of sales in USA)
  • Peak sales days (over 35,000 sold on best day) and sales trends over time
  • Highest daily sales per country (19,164 in the USA)

And a detailed PDF can be downloaded from their blog entry.

App Store Link: Flight Control, $0.99

  • arta

    700,000 x 99c x 70% = $490,000. Half a mill.

    • Dudehuge

      Aussie tax is huge, so they're getting a lot less than that.

  • arta

    700,000 x 99c x 70% = $490,000. Half a mill.

    • Dudehuge

      Aussie tax is huge, so they're getting a lot less than that.

  • http://rossau.wordpress.com Habakuk

    Ha! My highscore after playing it for 45 min is 46 and I am that proud of it! I really want to see a video that shows how to make three thousand landings.

    Very nice game. Enjoying it. Highly addictive.

  • http://rossau.wordpress.com Habakuk

    Ha! My highscore after playing it for 45 min is 46 and I am that proud of it! I really want to see a video that shows how to make three thousand landings.

    Very nice game. Enjoying it. Highly addictive.

  • BenitoAjax

    I don't believe this 3k hi scores..

    Benito

  • BenitoAjax

    I don't believe this 3k hi scores..

    Benito

  • jim_dd7

    best score is 85, and I had been playing for a couple of weeks, I'd like to see a screenshot of 3000+ planes.

  • jim_dd7

    best score is 85, and I had been playing for a couple of weeks, I'd like to see a screenshot of 3000+ planes.

  • Sambo110

    Seriously? That simple game made nearly half a million? O.O. I must make a game, learn to make a game.

  • Sambo110

    Seriously? That simple game made nearly half a million? O.O. I must make a game, learn to make a game.

  • http://www.fftrealm.com Noah

    How are people getting 3k? Are these scores verified somehow? Or can I spoof the server and submit whatever score I want?

  • http://www.fftrealm.com Noah

    How are people getting 3k? Are these scores verified somehow? Or can I spoof the server and submit whatever score I want?

  • http://www.f1archives.co.uk/mobile.htm Gregz0r

    Further proof, if needed, that is you make a truly kick-a$$ app AND don't price yourself out of the market, the rewards will surely follow. Firemint are making some serious corn there.

    3000+ WTF? Test these people for high midichlorian counts!
    Jedi reflexes, hmm?

  • http://www.f1archives.co.uk/mobile.htm Gregz0r

    Further proof, if needed, that is you make a truly kick-a$$ app AND don't price yourself out of the market, the rewards will surely follow. Firemint are making some serious corn there.

    3000+ WTF? Test these people for high midichlorian counts!
    Jedi reflexes, hmm?

  • http://rossau.wordpress.com Habakuk

    Interesting anyway: The world champion "Poco" (obviously located somewhere in South Dakota or Nebraska) with his/her 3,155 landings had 13 "aircrafts most on the screen". And poor dabbler me with my lousy 58 landings (played for 1.5 hours now) had 14! Even more than the champ.

    Compare the "Total aircraft landed": 35,968/1,529. He/she has total landed more than 20x multiplier compared to me but has an even higher multiplier of highscore landings. So the champ is either much more skilled than me or the player is getting progressively better with the time (what would be a high motivating and addictive factor).

    The time-being champ's "Most recent score" was "only" 1,826. I guess there is a high "luck factor" in the game too...

    Interesting this rather new kind of online score table. Much to read out of it, you can even adjust your "stategy" a bit with those informations.

    Little hint by dilettante Habakuk: Get them away from the screen boarders. It is molto periculoso that a new one appears just there and you oversee it.

    I've switched off sound. Not that it's bad but it is a stress factor. The acoustic warnings are too frequent and making me nervous.

  • http://rossau.wordpress.com Habakuk

    Interesting anyway: The world champion "Poco" (obviously located somewhere in South Dakota or Nebraska) with his/her 3,155 landings had 13 "aircrafts most on the screen". And poor dabbler me with my lousy 58 landings (played for 1.5 hours now) had 14! Even more than the champ.

    Compare the "Total aircraft landed": 35,968/1,529. He/she has total landed more than 20x multiplier compared to me but has an even higher multiplier of highscore landings. So the champ is either much more skilled than me or the player is getting progressively better with the time (what would be a high motivating and addictive factor).

    The time-being champ's "Most recent score" was "only" 1,826. I guess there is a high "luck factor" in the game too...

    Interesting this rather new kind of online score table. Much to read out of it, you can even adjust your "stategy" a bit with those informations.

    Little hint by dilettante Habakuk: Get them away from the screen boarders. It is molto periculoso that a new one appears just there and you oversee it.

    I've switched off sound. Not that it's bad but it is a stress factor. The acoustic warnings are too frequent and making me nervous.

  • Dudehuge

    57% of sales in the USA!

    USA! USA! USA!

  • Dudehuge

    57% of sales in the USA!

    USA! USA! USA!

  • Mondo

    I just played a quick game to estimate how many planes I could land in a minute. A 3 minute game yielded 27 planes. So, rounding up a bit (since the game starts slow), I would say 15 planes/minute would be about the max possible.

    At 15 planes/minute, 3155 planes would take 210 minutes, or 3.5 hours.

    I suppose it's possible, even though it makes my score seem extremely pathetic.

  • Mondo

    I just played a quick game to estimate how many planes I could land in a minute. A 3 minute game yielded 27 planes. So, rounding up a bit (since the game starts slow), I would say 15 planes/minute would be about the max possible.

    At 15 planes/minute, 3155 planes would take 210 minutes, or 3.5 hours.

    I suppose it's possible, even though it makes my score seem extremely pathetic.

  • http://www.lowededwookie.com Loweded Wookie

    What if the person who got that score actually pushes tin for a living that would be cool but I wonder if because he's played Flight Control for so long if he would try to land planes by running his finger on the radar that would be bad.

  • http://www.lowededwookie.com Loweded Wookie

    What if the person who got that score actually pushes tin for a living that would be cool but I wonder if because he's played Flight Control for so long if he would try to land planes by running his finger on the radar that would be bad.

  • Sim

    Cool.
    I thought the same - my high score used to be about 40 but then I quickly improved to my current 119. (And I saw the red jumbos whenever I winked - not to speak about trying to sleep :-( So I guess if I played it lot of the time I could do few hundreds and I am not a person who plays comp games a lot.
    So don't be envious and try harder :-)

  • Sim

    Cool.
    I thought the same - my high score used to be about 40 but then I quickly improved to my current 119. (And I saw the red jumbos whenever I winked - not to speak about trying to sleep :-( So I guess if I played it lot of the time I could do few hundreds and I am not a person who plays comp games a lot.
    So don't be envious and try harder :-)

  • Poco

    I haven't read this article before, otherwise I would have replied...
    That score is not fake, I definitely have better things to do than faking scores. (playing Flight Control, for example ;) ). You can believe it or not, it is up to you.

    Yes, that score took indeed around 3.5 hrs to reach. I did it while travelling in train so I had plenty of time.
    If somebody wants to know why my "recent score" was 1800: I was playing till my battery showed 10%, so I wanted to plug it to my laptop. In that moment my ipod fell off my hand. I could still catch it but as I did I pressed the "menu" button on screen... I was really angry, to be honest. But it's true you need to have luck in this game, sometimes I crash by score much lower than this.

    And I am neither from South Dakota nor Nebraska, for some reason google showed my position wrong while I was in Slovakia. Now it should be alright.
    Good luck!

  • Poco

    I haven't read this article before, otherwise I would have replied...
    That score is not fake, I definitely have better things to do than faking scores. (playing Flight Control, for example ;) ). You can believe it or not, it is up to you.

    Yes, that score took indeed around 3.5 hrs to reach. I did it while travelling in train so I had plenty of time.
    If somebody wants to know why my "recent score" was 1800: I was playing till my battery showed 10%, so I wanted to plug it to my laptop. In that moment my ipod fell off my hand. I could still catch it but as I did I pressed the "menu" button on screen... I was really angry, to be honest. But it's true you need to have luck in this game, sometimes I crash by score much lower than this.

    And I am neither from South Dakota nor Nebraska, for some reason google showed my position wrong while I was in Slovakia. Now it should be alright.
    Good luck!

  • http://www.enora.dk Thomas

    It's a great game, very fun. But i only have 84 as my best score.

    Now i'm making my own game for the Iphone, so hopefully i can make a game where i can dominate the online hiscore :)

  • http://www.enora.dk Thomas

    It's a great game, very fun. But i only have 84 as my best score.

    Now i'm making my own game for the Iphone, so hopefully i can make a game where i can dominate the online hiscore :)

  • http://www.performanceengineering.com/ hot water heating

    They have released it before knowing how successful it would be.