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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."

[Source: Forbes]

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.

Source: Rovio

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RE: Angry Birds
By kleinma on 11/3/2011 10:18:59 AM , Rating: 4
The game gets terribly boring very fast. People will move on to the next time waster soon enough.

Interesting how much metrics they have on the usage of their game. Wonder how much other information they are mining while people are playing...

RE: Angry Birds
By Dr of crap on 11/3/2011 12:40:11 PM , Rating: 2
You know how it is. Everyone HAS to have the latest thing. It like we never get past Jr high or high school.
If the cool thing is black jeans then EVERYONE gets black jeans.

I for one WILL NOT get angry birds just to spike the "I/you have to have that" mentality.

And I agree this will last about as long as Beanie Babies.
Remember that craziness?

RE: Angry Birds
By SilthDraeth on 11/7/2011 12:10:21 PM , Rating: 2
Pretty sure beanie babies are still hot items.

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