Game Development Reference
Figure 11-2: Lifetime revenue earnings for game developers survey. Copyright Streaming Colour Studios
To look at this data another way—of the developers surveyed, 20 percent were earning 97 percent of the total
revenue. What's more, in Streaming Colour's survey, revenue correlated to the number of developers in a given
With two or fewer developers, the median per month revenue was around $100 or less. With six or more
developers on the team, median monthly revenue was between $4,500-61,700 (with teams of 10-19 earning the
most on average). Further, only 25 percent of developers surveyed reported more than $30,000 in lifetime total
revenue from App Store sales.