Unofficial Windows 8 app count now at 2,371

As we get closer to the official launch of Windows 8 on October 26th, the number of apps listed as being available from the Windows Store continues to grow. Over a week ago, one unofficial source said the number of Windows 8 apps in the store totaled 2,079 worldwide.

Another source, McAkins Online, said around the same time that the number of apps in the store was actually a bit smaller at 1,634. Now the site has posted up a new update, and its calculations shows that the number of Windows 8 apps has increased to 2,371.

The site claims that Microsoft added 737 apps in the past week to the Windows Store. The most apps belong in the Games category with 124 added to the store, but apps in the Entertainment catagory were not that far behind with 122 apps posted in the store.

Some of the more interesting new apps in the store include CyberLink's PowerDirector Mobile app, which is the first such video editing app made for Windows 8, and HP Printer Supplies, which lets people purchase printer products from, where else, HP.

McAkins Online also admits that while other sites may show higher numbers for apps in the Windows Store, those sites apparently have developer access to Windows 8. That means those users can see Windows 8 apps in the store that are not available yet for the general public to download.

Source: McAkins Online | Image via McAkins Online

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