As a number of companies are doing lately, EA has released a Real Racing 3 infographic that shows off some of the numbers the game has racked up since its release. Included in the stats is that the game was downloaded more times in its first week than Real Racing and Real Racing 2 have been downloaded since launch combined.
While that’s not entirely surprising, seeing as Real Racing 3 is free to download, while the first two games come at premium App Store prices. And although the infographic doesn’t give any specific sales figures, the game currently sits at number 22 on the App Store’s top grossing chart in the US.
Nick Earl, EA’s vice president of mobile and social, says, “There’s no question that going freemium was the right way to go. The vocal minority lashed out at freemium. We respect them and understand, but the market has spoken. That’s just where things are going.”
In other words, don’t expect to see a premium-priced Real Racing sequel on the App Store any time soon. In fact, Earl goes on to say that Real Racing 3 “is a service that can live for years.”