Rovio's revenues soar with Amazon Underground

Studio's downloads have doubled and revenues have tripled since signing up to new app platform
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Retailer Amazon has said that developers who have signed up to its Amazon Underground ecosystem are enjoying a surge in revenues.

Specifically, Angry Birds developer Rovio has seen revenues from the Amazon Appstore triple since launching four games on the service while Jetpack Joyride and Fruit Ninja creators Halfbrick have seen revenues and game downloads double.

“We included four of our popular titles in Amazon Underground at launch, aimed at reaching as many fans as possible in the Amazon ecosystem,” Rovio’s SVP of game business Tero Raji said.

“In the first month since launch of these games, the Amazon Underground model has brought us up to three times more revenue compared to the same games’ user revenue in the Amazon Appstore previously.”

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