Game Insight, which makes Android’s top-grossing app in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, said its hit title “Paradise Island” raked in $640,000 in net revenue this May.
This gives developers a sense of the current upper revenue bound on the Android platform — at least through in-app purchases and paid apps. (The top-grossing list doesn’t include revenue from offer walls or advertising, so there may be other higher-earning titles with ads such as Rovio Mobile’s Angry Birds.)
For comparison’s sake, it’s possible for a game on iOS to earn more than $3 million per month, according to conversations we’ve had with leading third-party advertising and analytics providers and top developers.
So with these assumptions, we’re looking at a 5:1 ratio when comparing potential run-rates on both platforms for a single game right now.
While there's still more money on iOS, it's nice to know that there's potential for big money in Android apps...