UsTwoGames says 95% of their downloads are pirated on Android


We just posted that Android will likely dominate the mobile future in terms of installed base going forward, but does this mean developers are striking it rich on the platform?

Due to Android’s open policy (you can side-load by simply toggling a button) it seems this is far from the case.

UsTwoGames, the developer of the popular Monument Valley Game, has tweeted that 95% of their downloads on Android have not been paid for.

The numbers are not isolated – In 2012 Sports Interactive noted that Football Manager Handheld 2012’s piracy rate on Google’s platform was eleven to one.

I suspect the piracy rate on Windows Phone is a lot lower, which would go some way to equalize the profitability of these disparate platforms.

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