Angry Birds Reaches 500 Million Downloads; First Angry Birds Retail Store to Launch
November 3, 2011 9:48 AM
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According to Rovio, this makes Angry Birds the most downloaded game in the history of gaming
Back in September, Angry Birds developer Rovio was celebrating
350 million downloads
of the popular mobile game, as well as film and merchandise deals galore. Now, Rovio has announced that Angry Birds has flung its way into 500 million total downloads.
According to Rovio, this makes Angry Birds the most downloaded game in the history of gaming. In fact, Angry Birds gamers around the world play 300 million minutes daily collectively, and have played a total of 200,000 years so far.
Also, Rovio reported that 266 billion levels of Angry Birds has been played total with 400 billion birds flung and 44 billion Stars collected.
"This is a fantastic landmark achievement for us, and we're extremely delighted to see such an incredible amount of people enjoying our games," said Mikael Hed, Rovio CEO. "We remain committed to creating more fun experiences and bringing exceptional quality to Angry Birds fans everywhere."
The 500 million total downloads has come
across various platforms
, including smartphones, tablets, PC, Mac and Chrome web browser.
Rovio started selling Angry Birds plush toys in December 2010, and sold about 2 million of them by March 2011. By September 2011, Rovio was selling about one million plush toys monthly. In addition, it was selling one million Angry Birds T-shirts monthly, and has made Angry Birds video animations and books as well.
With such wild success, Rovio will be opening its first official Angry Birds retail store in Helsinki.
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11/3/2011 10:07:53 AM
I once played a flash game on PC, before Angry birds came about, with especially the same gameply but with cute birds replaced by rocks and bombs on trebuchet and pigs replaced by king, queen, price and soldiers. Was it a flash game made by Armored Games? I can't remember.
I enjoyed that game much more than angry bird somehow, even though gameplay is exactly the same. Maybe I am not into the cheesy cuteness of Angry birds.
RE: Angry rocks
11/3/2011 10:27:51 AM
I enjoyed the same game but I can't find it either. I know that there's not much new under the sun but I imagine that the guys that did that game are kicking themselves that they were beat to the punch.
Spending money to open super niche retail stores seems like a bad idea. Just enjoy the money that's already coming in and don't be greedy Rovio.
RE: Angry rocks
11/3/2011 12:16:30 PM
Sounds like "Crush the Castle" by Armor Games, which is based on another game called Castle Clout. You can find tons of these demolition-style flash games:
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