Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Vive la iPhone! Gameloft Posts Solid Q1 2009

PocketGamer.biz is reporting today that French mobile games publisher Gameloft saw 22% revenue growth in Q1 2009 vs Q1 2008 to $40.2mil. During that same time period they saw 57% growth in North America, making it the company's biggest region by revenue...surpassing its traditional stronghold of Europe (which was flat to down). Despite a lot of posturing about good Java & BREW performance we all know that these numbers mean that iPhone is driving growth in their business. Frankly, they should be proud of their performance on that platform...of all the established mobile games publishers Gameloft embraced the iPhone most aggressively and I think it is paying off handsomely. As a result, I predict that 2009 is the year that Gameloft surpasses EA Mobile as the top mobile game publisher by revenue.

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