Posted on December 9th, 2014

Apple revealed its best-selling apps, games, and other entertainment for the year, including top downloads from the iTunes Store, the App Store, and the iBooks Store.

According to Apple’s list, the most downloaded paid iPad app was Minecraft – Pocket Edition, the official mobile version of the popular sandbox game by Mojang.

Cut the Rope 2, a puzzle game which our review from last year called “short but incredibly sweet” took second place.

Heads Up! by Warner Bros., a guessing game made in collaboration with Ellen DeGeneres, placed third. This is followed by The Room Two, Survivalcraft, Notability, Terraria, Plants vs. Zombies HD, Hide N Seek, and Card Wars – Adventure Time.

Top paid for iPhone varied a bit, with Heads Up! in first place this time, and Minecraft – Pocket Edition in second. Afterlight, an image editing app, took third. Besides Heads Up! and Minecraft, Cut the Rope 2 was the only other game in the top ten paid apps for iPad to also top the charts in the paid iPhone category, placing a bit further down in seventh.

In fourth on iPhone is strategy game Plague Inc., followed by the Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Facetune, Cut the Rope 2 (as previously mentioned), Bloons TD 5, A Dark Room, and 7 Minute Workout Challenge.

Free apps on both iPad and iPhone were the usual, with YouTube topping the most downloaded on iPad and Facebook Messenger taking first on iPhone. Netflix took second on iPad, followed by Calculator for iPad Free, Skype for iPad, Microsoft Word for iPad, Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Candy Crush Saga, and Chrome web browser. In last place on the iPad was the free-to-play MMO strategy game, Clash of Clans.

The only game to top the charts on iPhone was free tile-sliding puzzler, 2048, which placed last. Above that was Facebook Messenger in first, Snapchat in second, and YouTube in third, followed by Facebook, Instagram, Pandora Radio, Google Maps, Flipagram, and Spotify.

iPad – Top Paid

  1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang
  2. Cut the Rope 2, ZeptoLab UK Limited
  3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.
  4. The Room Two, Fireproof Games
  5. Survivalcraft, Igor Kalicinski
  6. Notability, Ginger Labs
  7. Terraria, 505 Games (US), Inc.
  8. Plants vs. Zombies HD, PopCap
  9. Hide N Seek : Mini Game With Worldwide Multiplayer, wang wei
  10. Card Wars – Adventure Time, Cartoon Network