State of the Windows Store on December 2012: number of apps, average price, popular categories

December 12, 2012
Windows 8

Number of the published apps

According to the number of individual app pages on, almost 30000 apps are currently listed (December 12) on the Store. Some of this apps are published just for selected markets and as a result the effective number of the apps available for the users may vary from country to country.

Number of apps fo various Windows Store markets

The following charts are based on the US market numbers.

App categories

Windows Store - app distribution per categories

While it was expected to see games and entertainment apps among the leaders of this chart, a large amount of educational apps is a surprise.

App price range

Windows Store - app price range

App quality

Windows Store - app quality

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