Gameloft’s 13 top-selling iPad games are led by the licensed minions

December 18, 2013

We already learned this week that free-to-play games rule, when research revealed that the top-grossing apps on Android and iOS are mostly free-to-play games. As if we didn't know that already! But this list of Gameloft's most-downloaded iPad apps confirms it.

Of the top 13, only one game isn't free-to-play: Asphalt 7: Heat. Hell, Asphalt 7 is the only game in Gameloft's top 30 that costs a cent. And the company ditched the freemium model for the next game in the Asphalt series, Asphalt 8: Airborne.

And it's not exactly surprising that a licensed game based on Despicable Me is at the top of the list, especially when its gameplay mimics the ever-popular Temple Run. In fact, eight of these 13 are based on non-original properties, from the console game series Brothers in Arms to the not-just-for-little-girls-anymore My Little Pony.

Click through this slideshow to see which 13 Gameloft iPad games have "sold" the most, beginning with the top seller. Revenue and ranking estimates provided by Think Gaming. These figures apply only to the U.S. iTunes App Store.

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