The iTunes Store Shows Off its Top 2008 Sellers

We all have our own personal predilections for what we like and dislike; but sometimes it's interesting to know what every else thinks. Some call this natural curiosity, while others might refer to it as trying to keep up with the Joneses. Either way, Apple hopes that allowing folks to get a gander at what the most popular downloads on iTunes have been for 2008 will prompt them to discover some new favorites and add them to their growing collections. As such, the front page of the iTunes Store (accessible via the iTunes application), now includes a link for "2008 iTunes: We've collected Our Favorites and Yours." From here you can see what the most popular TV Shows, Music, Movies, Apps, Podcasts, and Audiobooks on iTunes in 2008 have been.

The top five paid Apps for the iPhone and iPod touch are:
  • Koi Pond ($0.99)
  • Texas Hold'em ($4.99)
  • Moto Chaser ($0.99)
  • Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D ($5.99)
  • Super Monkey Ball ($7.99)

Of the top 100 most popular paid apps, not quite half of them (42) cost 99 cents. The two most expensive Apps of the top 100 are BeatMaker and OmniFocus, which both cost $19.99 each. The most expensive games of the top 100 are Spore Origins and X-Plane 9, which both sell for $9.99 each

The top five free Apps are:
  • Pandora Radio
  • Facebook
  • Tap Tap Revenge
  • Shazam
  • Labyrinth Lite Edition

Additional popular free games include Sol Free Solitaire, iBowl, and PAC-MAN Lite.

The top five download songs are:
  • Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis
  • Viva la Vida by Coldplay
  • Low by Flo Rida
  • I Kissed a Girl by Katy Perry
  • Disturbia by Rihanna

For those who are not fans of DRM, note that only eight of the top 100 download songs are also available as DRM-free iTunes Plus tracks. Each of the top 100 songs cost 99-cents.

The top five movie downloads are:

  • The Dark Knight (currently available as pre-order only)
  • WALL-E
  • Kunk Fu Panda
  • Iron Man
  • National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

Apple only lists the top eight movie downloads. All of them cost $14.99, except for Superbad, which is $9.99; and of the eight movies, only three of them are also available as $3.99 rentals: Iron Man, Made of Honor, and The Incredible Hulk.

Well now you now what the rest of America is downloading from iTunes.