Five Nights at Freddy's Earns Five Top Spots

Ariel Ariel
Jan. 21

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The top paid app list in the App Store is fairly static, and if you remember episode #92 where I compared the highest-earning paid apps and free apps, there's not that much money there to begin with.

Which is why I was a bit surprised to see a single franchise take over most of the top paid app list last week. And it continued into this week so I just had to do some digging.

Five Nights at Freddy's is a series of horror games that take place in a haunted pizzeria that was released in 2014 and went viral outside of the App Store and Google Play.

A few weeks ago, Five Nights at Freddy's 1-4 + SL, all paid games that cost $2.99 (in the U.S. App Store) took over the top paid app list. As of right now, they're still in command ranking just below Minecraft.

We estimate that together, the 5 games that are at the top of the chart, have earned more than $1.2M of net revenue in the U.S. across the App Store and Google Play. That's an amazing haul for a collection that's nearly 7 year old and hasn't been updated in more than a year.

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