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Angry Birds Space hits 10m downloads in three days

updated 09:05 am EDT, Mon March 26, 2012

Rovio hits record app milestone

Rovio iPhone; $3, iPad) and the ad-sponsored Android version (Google Play) along with desktop versions. The company didn't give a breakdown of which versions were most popular, although iOS has historically outperformed Android, even with the paid versus free split.

Space is considered by many to be more of a sequel to the original Angry Birds as it introduces genuinely new game mechanics rather than primarily adding new levels, as with Seasons. The difference may have been key to boosting early adoption. Rovio also helped its chances through heavy promotion, which among other tactics included dressing Seattle's Space Needle as one of the game's distinctive bird slingshots.

The series is consistently one of the most popular apps on any platform and, similar to Doom, is now considered virtually mandatory by some. HP, Microsoft, and RIM all went to extraordinary lengths to get Angry Birds ports on their platforms, and even Google used a web-based port as a centerpiece of its Chrome Web Store launch.

by MacNN Staff



  1. kerryb

    Joined: Dec 1969


    too easy

    is it me or is this version too easy to finish?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Never played it. Never saw the thrill of it. Never really cared. Just another one of those apps or games that 'everyone' has so everyone has to buy so they can say "Yeah, I got that. Duh!"

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