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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RE: Angry Birds
11/3/2011 2:08:33 PM
You know... some people have to grow up. Have a job and a family. No more time to devote 2 or 3 hours a day to an intensive solo gaming experience.
Sad, but true. Angry Birds is a game for grown-ups. IE, the Casual Gamer, who makes up ~75%+ of the people on this world. Little rich kids have much more free time to play fps, rpg, etc all by themselves in their rooms. Go them!
RE: Angry Birds
11/7/2011 1:11:31 PM
I half agree. The part I agree is I do think its crazy the people that skirt responsiblity or just "better things in life" because they are addicted to video games....BUT your exact example is ridiculous.
If you really enjoy a hobby you'll find time to participate in it. My brother is in great relationship, has 2 kids (plus his fiance to be has a kid)...they are both highly social go out all the time ... they are the type you actually say "Man why don't you guys just stay home once in a while"....they both work, they both devote at least an hour each day to the gym...etc....guess what my bro still finds 2 hours every other day or so to fire up the PC and kill some pixelated bad guys..he just starts gaming at about 10:30 or 11 PM.
Myself -- I'm not doing quite as well as my brother in my last example and I'm not as social either..but I still would drop any game in a heartbeat to spend time with my GF - especially because of work schedules we don't see each other as often as most couples in more "normal" relationships do. What's more if there's work to be done work is first -- even house work...but still while I don't play every day..in fact there has been weeks I haven't played... when I do want to play I find the time -- again its normally late at night...but the point being 2 hours a day or every other is nothing...even for fully responsible and busy adults....its just about your passion for gaming (or replace gaming with any hobby and the rule still is true).
RE: Angry Birds
11/9/2011 4:34:08 PM
Let me get this straight
You play maybe 3-4 hours of gaming in an entire week and your bro might find 4-6, but only really in the middle of the night.
Sorry, that just proves my point. You have to aggressively find the time to play intensive Solo games. That doesn't make games that you -don't- have to find time for non-games or make them "for children". Instead these games are ment to fit into adult lifestyles without requiring the aggressive time management.
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