Angry Birds Rio Posts 10 Million Downloads in 10 Days
You crazy people love your Angry Birds.
The ridiculously popular mobile game franchise dropped a new version — Angry Birds Rio — on the various app stores for gaming and tablet users to download last month, and creator Rovio Mobile is now reporting the game was downloaded 10 million times in the first 10 days it was available.
That apparently even breaks sales records at Rovio, where they make a living selling ludicrous numbers of things with “Angry Birds” stamped on them.
Angry Birds Rio is a tie-in with Fox’s upcoming animated movie Rio and includes 45 levels, with more rolling out over the months leading up to the release of the film. Rovio launched it on multiple platforms, including in the iTunes App Store for $0.99 on iPhone and $2.99 on iPad (it’s currently the Top Grossing App in the store right now). It’s also available on Google’s Android operating system in Amazon’s new Appstore, which had it exclusively until March 14, and is free in Google’s Android Market.
Angry Birds Rio is, in fact, more of the same, but the game carries some better graphics than the original version, plus new levels and characters. Check it out if you’re into that sort of thing: Angry Birds Rio also has free versions in the various app stores.