Report: Windows Store now has over 5,000 Windows 8 apps

Microsoft is still not talking at all about the numbers of apps in the Windows Store made for Windows 8 and/or Windows RT but that has not stopped other sites from counting up the number of apps available. One of them is WinAppUpdate who posted this updated Windows Store app numbers (below) via his Twitter account.

Wes Miller, the Research VP at the third party analyst company Directions on Microsoft, writes that, worldwide, there are now 5,563 Windows 8 apps in the store. 87 percent of those apps are free and 94 percent of the apps made for the x86 version of Windows 8 can also run on Windows RT.

Last week, WinAppUpdate posted that there were 4,326 apps in the Windows Store, which means that the number of apps jumped up by over 1,000 in just a week's time. The current number of apps made for the US version of Windows 8 and RT stands at 3,488, and there are currently a total of 2,626 developers who have Windows 8 or RT apps in the store.

With Windows 8 launching late next week, we could see an even bigger boost in Windows 8 apps in the store in the next few days.

Source: WinAppUpdate Twitter

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realepicurean said,
At this rate there might be a decent app by the time Windows 8 is released...

Already are.
There are at this point in time better/more fun free games in the Store then any game in the Google Play or iTunes store.

Shadowzz said,

Already are.
There are at this point in time better/more fun free games in the Store then any game in the Google Play or iTunes store.

Hey hey now, I'm a happy Windows 8 user and all, but I'm not that blind. Make that claim again when Kairosoft brings their library to Windows.

Really, 5000 apps???

I thought there were only a few hundred because every time I go into the store it's always the same apps I see all the time.

Sounds like they need a better method of promoting the apps to me.

If you're running the beta, you're not seeing the Full Monty. Also, the latest app updates from the MS metro apps like video, photo etc. will not show up either on the beta.

unabatedshagie said,
Really, 5000 apps???

I thought there were only a few hundred because every time I go into the store it's always the same apps I see all the time.

Sounds like they need a better method of promoting the apps to me.

unabatedshagie said,
Really, 5000 apps???

I thought there were only a few hundred because every time I go into the store it's always the same apps I see all the time.

Sounds like they need a better method of promoting the apps to me.

If you are using the RTM version you should be seeing quite a few apps. The beta versions have not had new apps in awhile. It is difficult to discover new ones though since I have found they don't always appear on the New Releases page.
I go to each section and choose "newest" from the drop-down to find them. The store definitely needs help for discoverability.

Like they always say: size is not important. It's the quality.

And so far the quality of most the apps is really poor. I'm still waiting for a decent FREE Google Reader RSS app that actually works without crashing and has a great interface instead of screens full of black boxes.

WarwickFiddlesticks said,
Like they always say: size is not important. It's the quality.

And so far the quality of most the apps is really poor. I'm still waiting for a decent FREE Google Reader RSS app that actually works without crashing and has a great interface instead of screens full of black boxes.


News Bento?

WarwickFiddlesticks said,
Like they always say: size is not important. It's the quality.

For you perhaps, for the big masses of bobo's its not. How often you hear those iPhone dudes 'but this phone has millions of apps' or the fandroids 'haha RT sucks just has a few thousand apps!'....
even the ones that are suposed to be more technical knowledge d still use the 'my prefered OS has more apps' as an argument all over the place

Shadowzz said,

For you perhaps, for the big masses of bobo's its not. How often you hear those iPhone dudes 'but this phone has millions of apps' or the fandroids 'haha RT sucks just has a few thousand apps!'....
even the ones that are suposed to be more technical knowledge d still use the 'my prefered OS has more apps' as an argument all over the place

iOS has tons of uality apps. I've yet to see any quality in windows 8 store. The apps are worse than basic cell phone apps.

Shadowzz said,

For you perhaps, for the big masses of bobo's its not. How often you hear those iPhone dudes 'but this phone has millions of apps' or the fandroids 'haha RT sucks just has a few thousand apps!'....
even the ones that are suposed to be more technical knowledge d still use the 'my prefered OS has more apps' as an argument all over the place

iOS has tons of quality apps. I've yet to see any quality in windows 8 store. The apps are worse than basic cell phone apps.

Deihmos said,

iOS has tons of quality apps. I've yet to see any quality in windows 8 store. The apps are worse than basic cell phone apps.


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Argument cannot continue.

and windows 8 will support windows 7 software,so there are more than 5000,just download the software as you did before

they are slow in their approval process. i have two apps ready to go. its been over a week since i submitted them and they havent even logged on to the app.

Enron said,
That's pretty good. Is there a site that reviews new and notable Windows 8 apps?

Not sure about a site but you can browse my most popular, newest, etc. I expect a torrent of big name apps in the next week or so.

jorel009 said,
wow...at this rate they will have 10k+ by the time it releases?

True. Some analyst said that they would have around 5000 apps at launch. And yet there's still a week left!

jorel009 said,
wow...at this rate they will have 10k+ by the time it releases?

Yes, it is good news. I honestly don't care about the total number of apps, as long as the big important ones are there.