While games dominated the App Store in 2013 in terms of top grossing apps, digital comic app comiXology has announced that it was the highest grossing non-game iPad app — for the third year running.
“In a billion dollar marketplace with competition between over a million apps, it’s gratifying to rank as the Top Grossing non-game iPad App in the entire iTunes App Store,” comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger noted in a statement — describing 2013 as a “a great year” for the company.
As of this writing, comiXology has sold more than 6 billion pages of material — a significant increase from the roughly 2 billion pages sold this time last year.
Outside of their own app, comiXology’s technology is also used in apps for both Marvel and DC Entertainment — both of which also placed in the Top 100 grossing iPad apps of the year: meaning that comiXology can lay claim to 14 percent of the non-game apps to appear on the chart.
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