Angry Birds Space Downloaded Over 50 Million Times
If you’re one of those folk who decided to hate Angry Birds, this story is guaranteed to ruin everything that’s good in your world. Rovio’s latest iteration of the series, Angry Birds Space, has been downloaded over 50 million times in the 35 days it’s been on sale. If you were wondering, that’s quite a lot!
The success has smashed all of Rovio’s prior sales records, and has also earned Angry Birds Space the distinction of being history’s fastest growing mobile game.
“We extend our deepest gratitude to all fans of Angry Birds everywhere,” said Rovio in a celebratory blog post. “While numbers like this certainly say something about the popularity of Angry Birds, for us the main goal is to keep creating fun new experiences that everybody can enjoy! We just launched the first free update for Angry Birds Space, with plenty more surprises in stock.”
The Angry Birds phenomenon isn’t looking to be going anywhere soon. I have no problem with that, myself, although I must confess the sheer volume of tacky merchandise surrounding the games is pretty damn embarrassing.