Earlier this week, Apple announced that they had reached over 3 billion downloads in the App Store over the past 18 months. Of course, that number includes both free and paid downloads.

Adding more color to the number is the fact that Gameloft announced today that they had successfully reached 10 million paid downloads themselves.

“We have had a remarkable year on the App Store,” said Michel Guillemot, chairman and CEO, Gameloft. “Our success is defined not only by great production values, but a vested interest in bringing to market games that are commercially friendly and appeal to a mass consumer base. Taking into account that the App Store is only 18 months old, 10 million paid downloads is an achievement we are quite proud of.”

Their numbers were helped by holiday sales which typically see massive boosts in App Store traffic and downloads due to an influx of new iPod Touch and iPhone owners.

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Doodle Jump sales

In fact, Lima Sky's much beloved Doodle Jump [App Store] saw this massive burst in sales as it held the #3 spot during the Christmas holiday.

According to their sales numbers, they saw nearly 80,000 paid downloads of Doodle Jump on Christmas day alone, with a total December download count of over 500,000.

The App Store originally launched in July 2008 and has since been a massive success.

  • http://www.fdg-entertainment.com Future777

    Way to go, Igor! Doodle Jump is awesome.

  • http://www.fdg-entertainment.com Future777

    Way to go, Igor! Doodle Jump is awesome.

  • Frog

    Wow, $80.000 * 0,7 = $56000 on one day!

  • Frog

    Wow, $80.000 * 0,7 = $56000 on one day!

  • gvgvrwhrweher

    Wow. Go Doodle Jump!

  • gvgvrwhrweher

    Wow. Go Doodle Jump!

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    That... is... a...ma...zing!!!
    I know Doodle Jump is an awesome game, but those numbers are just astounding!
    And of course, it goes without saying, that I am extremely jealous too!! ;)

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    That... is... a...ma...zing!!!
    I know Doodle Jump is an awesome game, but those numbers are just astounding!
    And of course, it goes without saying, that I am extremely jealous too!! ;)

  • Deewin

    I remember at one point Digital Chocolate had the most downloaded iphone apps. Whatever happened to them?

  • Deewin

    I remember at one point Digital Chocolate had the most downloaded iphone apps. Whatever happened to them?

  • MidianGTX

    Coming from a Doodle Jump critic... I have to say it was expected. The first thing everyone does when they get their first iPhone/iPod Touch is buy a load of pick-up-n-play throwaway games. I did the same thing myself, but once you notice what it does to your bank balance you become a little more cautious :)

  • MidianGTX

    Coming from a Doodle Jump critic... I have to say it was expected. The first thing everyone does when they get their first iPhone/iPod Touch is buy a load of pick-up-n-play throwaway games. I did the same thing myself, but once you notice what it does to your bank balance you become a little more cautious :)

  • Qasim

    I helped with doodle jump! Truly the best app ever :)

  • Qasim

    I helped with doodle jump! Truly the best app ever :)

  • Tanor

    ''The App Store originally launched in July 2008 and has since been a massive success.''

    You don't say! Please try not to end news items on such a lazy note, guys!

  • Tanor

    ''The App Store originally launched in July 2008 and has since been a massive success.''

    You don't say! Please try not to end news items on such a lazy note, guys!

  • Yahoo

    Pray tell us how should he have ended the article then?

    • Matt

      So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

      • Silverdraken

        Haha, touché!

    • Tanor

      Well done at being utterly pompous!

  • Yahoo

    Pray tell us how should he have ended the article then?

    • Matt

      So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

      • Silverdraken

        Haha, touché!

    • Tanor

      Well done at being utterly pompous!

  • http://www.SlideToPlay.com Phil

    Damn! Talk about rich! They should seriously just pay for ads everywhere they can now lol

  • http://www.SlideToPlay.com Phil

    Damn! Talk about rich! They should seriously just pay for ads everywhere they can now lol

  • http://www.pixelminegames.com OneEye

    If those numbers are correct, Doodle Jump sold more on xmas day than Underworlds has in its lifetime...

  • http://www.pixelminegames.com OneEye

    If those numbers are correct, Doodle Jump sold more on xmas day than Underworlds has in its lifetime...

  • NotReally

    That's the problem with casual games. You can earn a fortune with little work.

  • NotReally

    That's the problem with casual games. You can earn a fortune with little work.

  • http://SoccerVirtualCup.com Gil Beyruth

    Wow! I wish I have his chirstmas day split on my game's life.

  • http://SoccerVirtualCup.com Gil Beyruth

    Wow! I wish I have his chirstmas day split on my game's life.