Windows Store for Windows 8/RT has been on a marathon of getting hundreds of new apps in Store. On the launch of Windows 8, Store was getting 500-700 apps daily but, with the passage of time and also due to the holiday’s, the app inventory in Store decreased a lot and dropped to just hundreds apps daily.
Till date, there are 25,429 apps available in US Store for Windows 8 out of which 20% are paid ones and 79% are free which has decreased from 82% over the last weeks.
The most popular category in Store is still the ‘Games’ with 3,863 apps available as of posting this article while ‘Entertainment’ is a bit behind with 3,266 apps. ‘Government’ as usual is the least popular category with just 100 total apps.
You can view the complete app count in each category of Store in the table below.
Coming to the paid and free apps, Windows Store has 79.21% free apps where ‘News & Weather’ category in Store has the highest number of free apps i.e. 96.02% whereas, the ‘Music & Video’ category has the largest paid apps ratio i.e. 43.52%.
You can see the complete free and paid apps stats for each category of Store in the table below.
Windows Store for Windows 8 is growing slowly but, still the question is whether Microsoft will be able to get 100,000 apps in Store in just 90 days of launch out of which less than a month is remaining. Also, the free to paid app ratio in Store for Windows 8/RT is changing where paid apps are increasing and free apps are decreasing.
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