Steve Jobs told the Wall Street Journal that over 60 million iPhone apps have been downloaded in the first month of availability. The total revenue was approximately $30 million, of which 30% went to Apple.
If sales continue at the current pace, Apple stands to clear at least $360 million a year. “This thing’s going to crest a half a billion, soon,” Jobs told the Wall Street Journal. “Who knows, maybe it will be a $1 billion marketplace at some point in time…. I’ve never seen anything like this in my career for software.”
Of the revenue earned by app creators approximately 45% went to the creators of the top 10 app sellers. Sega revealed that they sold 300,000 copies of their $9.99 Super Monkeyball game in 20 days.
No comment was made about the actual number of iPhone 3G’s that were sold in the first month.