Apple App Store Sales Reached $10 Billion In 2013

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Are you an Apple App Store developer? Did you create a best selling app in 2013? If so, you may have contributed to the Apple App Store's best month ever.

Apple announced this morning that App Store sales reached $10 billion in 2013. Amazingly enough, $1 billion of that was made in December alone making it the most successful month in App Store history. As for developers, Apple notes that it has now paid out over $15 billion to the men and women that help make its App Store so successful.

“We’d like to thank our customers for making 2013 the best year ever for the App Store,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The lineup of apps for the holiday season was astonishing and we look forward to seeing what developers create in 2014.”

So, which apps helped Apple make $10 billion this year? The company points to Candy Crush Saga, Puzzles & Dragons, Minecraft, QuizUp and Clumsy Ninja as some of the year's biggest success stories. It notes that most of these apps were made by teams outside of the U.S. which helps to illustrate the international nature of the App Store.

Back in December, Apple did a year-in-review that revealed Minecraft as the #1 top paid app of the year while Candy Crush Saga was the most downloaded free to play game. As for its own personal app of the year, Apple gave its Editor's Pick award to Duolingo.

If you happen to have an Android device, you can check out what Google thinks were the best apps of the year here.

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