Mobile gaming app Angry Birds Space has set a new record as the fastest-selling mobile game of all time, after being downloaded an incredible 50 million times in 35 days.
The huge sales were announced by the Birds’ creator Rovio Games – a Finnish game developer that probably can’t believe its luck.
It’s not as if the Angry Birds series is struggling, far from it. But for anyone who thought the Birds had their time in the spotlight last year, the latest figures show they are not done yet.
Angry Birds back with a bang
After a short release hiatus in the latter stages of 2011, Rovio has come back with a bang with Angry Birds Space. The title brings all our favourite elements from previous Birds titles into a space-aged setting.
With new features and new characters, not to mention plenty of new levels to sink our teeth into, Angry Birds Space was always going to be a hit.
But no one could have predicted quite how successful the new title would be. There was instant uptake, with the game topping ten million downloads in less than three days.
Just over three weeks and tens of millions of downloads later, Angry Birds Space has beaten a record previously held by, you guessed it, another Angry Birds title – Angry Birds Rio.
“This has been simply amazing, and the whole Rovio team is thrilled to see such a fantastic reception for the game. We extend our deepest gratitude to all fans of Angry Birds everywhere,” Rovio said on its website.
“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!”
The news is certainly exciting for Rovio, but we were more excited by the teasing suggestion that bigger and better things are on the way.