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Posted by Brian Peterson on Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:07:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet
Why is everyone talking about this game, and how did it appear at the top of the app charts without any obvious marketing efforts? Word-of-mouth marketing seems to be the answer.



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Comment In: [Blog - 02/05/2014 - 11:11]

I found this chart from ...

I found this chart from App Annie for the US: http://tabtimes.com/ckfinder/userfiles/images/3 FlappyBird AppAnnieRankings.jpg r n r nIts rise up the charts began in November, and by the end of December it was on its way to the top. I love your idea of the frustration fascination , which surely helped ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/04/2014 - 04:23]

I 've noticed that f2p ...

I 've noticed that f2p games are only mentioned on popular gaming news sites when a preexisting game franchise gets a f2p version. Examples include the Simcity Facebook game, as well as the Sonic and Tetris mobile games. Sites like IGN, Kotaku, and Gamespot usually ignore f2p games unless they ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/31/2014 - 12:07]

Haha, of course : The ...

Haha, of course : The weird thing is that I could not find any articles about this game in November or December that could have caused it to get popular. All the current articles, my own included, are late reactions to it being 1 for 2 weeks straight. Current discussions ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/29/2014 - 10:39]

Pokemon is probably to blame ...

Pokemon is probably to blame for the dip. It takes up a huge portion of their October software revenue, but it 's mostly played by children. It 's more likely that this audience buys games physically rather than digitally - kids don 't have credit cards, and parents buying the ...

Comment In: [News - 01/30/2014 - 09:52]

He 's still employed by ...

He 's still employed by Nintendo because they can remember events that occurred over a year ago. Here 's what happened since Iwata became president in 2002: r n r nThe Wii was a huge hit that outsold every other home console in its generation. r n r nThe DS ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/27/2014 - 09:52]

@Tyler: It was DLC for ...

@Tyler: It was DLC for NSMBU in which you play as Luigi and the layout of every level is new. Clearly not the best name, considering your impressions of it