Nokia Lumia impact and Alpha 1.7 progress

My plan is to submit Alpha 1.7 over the weekend. The new animal is ready, but I still need to do some testing how hard it is to kill it (or get killed by it) on the phone. Today I was improving water so that the new animated flow carries the player, animals and pickables along with it.

And now something completely different. Survivalcraft has a basic analytics module that collects numbers of new game installations and errors encountered during game execution. The errors have not been very useful so far, but what I can see are models of the phones used by Survivalcraft players. And it’s especially interesting when you divide the data by continent. Here’s Europe:

Sessions of Survivalcraft by phone model in Europe

You can immediately see the impact that Nokia Lumia 800 has made. It raced past all other phone models and accounts for 31% of all sessions, which is as much as 2 best competitors together. And it has only been on the market for 3 months, as opposed to over a year for all 1st gen phones. This is an awesome sales performance. In comparison, another 2nd gen phone, HTC Titan has more down to the earth results with 13%. This is still respectable when you take into account the short period it’s been in the market. What is surprising are poor results of Lumia 710. Maybe it wasn’t cheap enough and sales were cannibalized by Lumia 800. Or, more likely, people don’t want yet another mainstream WP7 device. They want the best. Microsoft take note :-)

Here’s the data from North America (US + Canada):

Sessions of Survivalcraft by phone model in US and Canada

Lumia 800 is not available for sale in North America yet, and so the old guard of 1st gen phones leads the pack: Samsung Focus and HTC HD7. But the new 2nd gen Samsung Focus Flash is making long strides, and will likely overtake them soon. Interestingly, Nokia Lumia 710 which has been available in US for some time is not selling well and accounts for less than 1% of sessions. Maybe people don’t like mainstream phones. They want top models only. Or, simply, people in the US are not so in awe of Nokia as Europeans are. It will be interesting to see what happens when Lumia 800 and especially 900 hit the market.

Concluding, it seems that something is moving in Windows Phone world. Despite the short time since they were introduced, 2nd gen phones account for almost 50% of the market already, especially in Europe where phenomenal Nokia Lumia 800 has destroyed the competition. Keep going WP7!

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11 Comments

  1. jriot10
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 03:30 | Permalink | Reply

    So your not going to tell us the animal until we play it? That’s a good idea so that when i see it when it comes out im all suprised like “WOW THAT IS SO FREAKING COOL” and then the animal kills me :). I have the HTC HD7 but since i have t-mobile i’m thinking of upgrading to a Lumia 800 or 900 when or if they come out to the U.S. What is so awesome about the Lumia 800 though?

    • Nallek
      Posted February 10, 2012 at 05:11 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, “wow, great Kaalus!”
      – RRRROOOARR!!!!
      – AWESOME!!!!
      – NOM-NOM… MMM TASTY HUMAN!!!!
      :-D

  2. borderal
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 04:32 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m from the u.s and I am probably must as excited about Nokia choosing wp7 as their primary OS now as Europe…however I don’t see a reason to change to the Nokia 710 or even 800 which aren’t even that much of an improvement from the focus…i am going to wait for the best, as u said…the Nokia 900 and im very excited for the new animal ;)

    • Korbak
      Posted February 10, 2012 at 07:36 | Permalink | Reply

      I can’t wait for both the Lumia 900 and the new dangerous animal to be released too! :)

      (@Kaalus: Is your candyrufusgames email address still available and checked?)

  3. RyoTGZ
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 05:04 | Permalink | Reply

    In the US the Nokia is only currently available on Tmobile, which isn’t a very popular carrier when compared to at&t. At&t has the samsungs and htcs. My guess is that Nokia will go up when at&t starts offering Nokias.

  4. hypernova
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 08:25 | Permalink | Reply

    I think alot of the sales were due to the fact that Nokia is from Europe im mean Finland has the highest density of windows phone users in the world and guess who started their ;p its also why RIM was very popular in American a few years ago because they were based their, its also been predicted by a few analysts that WP will over take IOS in smartphone market share by 2015 and by the way things are going atm im starting to believe that and I can’t wait for that wonderful day! Also omg yay for currents! Loving all the water improvements! Can’t wait to be attacked too!! Haha

  5. code5
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 08:51 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t suppose a creative mode could be added soon for us casual builders / explorers could it ? :)

  6. Duxk
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 18:10 | Permalink | Reply

    I have an LG Optimus 7 in Canada and its definitely the best decision I ever made.

  7. pippyo03
    Posted February 11, 2012 at 14:33 | Permalink | Reply

    what would be really cool is a ship and a freaking BUCKET!!!!!!!!! And call it a pail if you don’t want to copy!!!

  8. Zack
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 00:18 | Permalink | Reply

    its way to hard to kill birds and hogs the hogs kill me and the birds fly away and the speed take like 4 hits by then they flown away make a bow or sword like in minecraft

    • Posted March 1, 2012 at 00:28 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Zack. Use spears for ranged attacks. One-two hits with iron spear should dispatch any bird. If you want to get close to them use sneak mode. Best melee weapon is the axe, one-two hits should also kill any bird.

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