Xiaomi announced that its own app store has hit 1 billion downloads in just 391 days. All these downloads came from roughly 17 million users who have conducted 1.3 million searches and 5 million downloads per day.
The Chinese company doesn’t just offer free downloads. Aside from the general MIUI App store, they operate the Game Center which is bringing in 10 million Yuan in revenue per month!
Pretty impressive and as far as we can tell, Xiaomi is just warming up. Their plan is to move 20 million smartphones this year, and we have no reason to believe they won’t achieve that goal. The newly launched Xiaomi Red Rice is selling like hot cupcakes and that will likely be the case with the upcoming Mi3 flagship as well.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi is looking for expansion to other markets, having recently hired Google’s Hugo Barra as the Vice President of Xiaomi Global.