Games Most Popular Apps on iPhone

When the iPhone and apps store first launched it was unlikely that the device and its sibling the iPod Touch would become such a hot mobile gaming platform. Consistently, however, the most downloaded apps are games, according to the "top lists" on the iTunes store and comScore, which put out some new data on the subject yesterday.

The following chart reflects comScore data on the top iPhone apps for February: 

top apps

Among the few non-games here, in order of popularity, are:

  1. Facebook
  2. MySpace Mobile
  3. Google Earth
  4. Pandora
  5. AIM
  6. Flashlight
  7. Zippo lighter
  8. Movies/Flixter 
  9. Remote

Here are today's top free and paid apps, according to Apple (note Skype at #2 and Yahoo! Mobile at #10):

free

Paid

comScore also offered the following observations about the apps audience:

  • They are 32 percent more likely than average to belong to households earning at least $100,000 per year. This income segment represented 35 percent of all app users.
  • More than half (54 percent) of app users are in households making at least $75,000 per year.
  • They were at least three times more likely than the average Internet user to visit several popular gaming sites, including Ultimate-guitar.com, IGN Entertainment, GameStop, AddictingGames, Xbox.com, Blizzard Entertainment, SourceForge and EA.com.
  • They were also at least three times more likely than average to visit several popular social/communication/entertainment sites, including: AOL Instant Messenger, Hulu, Twitter.com, Digg.com, iMeem and MTV.com.