It's often said that to get into the upper reaches of the App Store charts, developers have to drop the prices of their games as low as possible.

Some analysis of the current Top 100 Paid Games chart by indicates that this is true.

It finds that the average price of the 100 titles is $3.20, although that drops to $1.89 for the top 10. More than a third of the Top 100 are selling for $0.99, but a fifth are going for $4.99.

Other findings: 40 of the Top 100 games were released in June or July, and more than half of the Top 100 are original IP titles, not based on existing brands.

Meanwhile, Gameloft and EA are the two most prolific hitmakers right now, with 12 and ten titles in the Top 100 respectively.

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