At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in Taipei today, Tim
Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, told the audience that the iOS title
Infinity Blade is “the most profitable game we’ve ever made — in
terms of man years invested versus revenue, it’s more profitable
than Gears of War.” The mobile franchise passed the $30 million
mark this January and Infinity Blade II made over $5 million in
its first month on the App Store. Sweeney said he was “very, very
surprised to see how fast smartphone and tablet devices are
improving,” adding that the pace was faster than Moore’s law.
Interesting, to be sure, that a game that sells for $5.99 would prove so profitable.