In just a little over 6.5 days, The Heist has racked up a staggering 501,813 sales at 99¢, totaling well over $300,000 in revenue. To put that in perspective, our last chart-topping app, Voices, managed to clear 300,000 sales... in its first month, meaning The Heist has been outselling it at a rate of nearly 8 fold!
In the blog post, Phill Ryu takes a look at how the developers were able to take the established MacHeist brand and build enthusiasm for the new iOS game to allow it burst strongly right out of the gate. Combining a slickly-produced game based on simple principles with a 99-cent price point and prizes and discounts for completing the challenges, The Heist was able to generate strong word of mouth that quickly pushed sales through the roof.
The Heist currently remains the top-selling paid app in a number of countries, having toppled Angry Birds from its usual perch at the top of the list.