|Rank||Jan||Price||December||Price||iPad W4 2013||Price|
|1||Drift mania||$2.99||Angry birds star wars||$4.99||Minecraft – Pocket Edition||$6.99|
|2||Angry birds space||$4.99||Draw stickman:epic||$2.99||Angry Birds Star Wars HD||$2.99|
|4||Angry birds star wars||$4.99||Angry birds space||$4.99||Joe Danger||$2.99|
|5||Where is my Perry||$4.99||Pin stream||$1.49||Scribblenauts Remix||$0.99|
|6||im+ pro||$4.99||Touch file||$1.99||Bad Piggies HD||$0.99|
|7||Libraries file explorer app||$1.49||Fruit ninja||$4.99||Notability||$1.99|
|8||Doodle god||$2.99||Tweetro||$4.99||Toca Hair Salon 2||$1.99|
|9||Rat on a skateboard||$1.49||Youtube +||$2.99||Temple Run: Brave||$0.99|
|10||4 elements II special edition||$2.99||Shark dash||$1.99||Sofia the First: Story Theater||$3.99|
Neowin has had a look at the top 10 paid apps on Windows 8, and inspired us to look a bit further at the store.
The list from December 2012 and January 2013 shows significant volatility, with only 3 apps being same same in both December and January (Angry Birds Space and Star Wars and Plex), showing there is still a lot of opportunities for developers to get in front of buyers.
Those developers should probably be coding games however, with 70% of the top 10 list being games, a 20% increase over December, when more utilities appeared on the list.
The composition appears to be drifting towards what is typical for the iPad, where 80% of the top apps are games.
Interestingly the average price of the apps are also drifting up, from $3.44 to $3.49, which is higher than the $3.39 on the iPad.
9 out of the 10 apps arrived on iOS before Windows 8, suggesting developers are currently extending their reach to Windows 8 rather than developing primarily for the platform.
Windows 8 currently 2.66% of the worldwide Internet-using PC installed base, according to StatCounter. Given that there are more than 1.25 billion PCs in the world, we can estimate around 30 million Windows 8 PCs are in use, vs around 100 million iPads. This number is of course rapidly rising and should surpass the iPad installed base in less than 2 quarters, suggesting developers may want to start porting those games to Windows 8 ASAP, and maybe start thinking of it as a primary platform by the end of the year.
What do our readers think of the way the Windows 8 store is developing? Let us know below.