'Angry Birds Space' Reaches 50 Million Downloads in Under Six Weeks

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Rovio today announced that Angry Birds Space has reached 50 million downloads, marking yet another milestone for the popular franchise. The title debuted on a number of platforms, including iPhone, iPad, and Mac, on March 22.


    The iPhone version of Angry Birds Space continues to top the App Store charts in markets around the world, while the Mac version has dropped to #9 on the U.S. paid app chart after peaking at #2.

    Article Link: 'Angry Birds Space' Reaches 50 Million Downloads in Under Six Weeks
  2. charlieegan3, Apr 30, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2012

    macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    rovio must be rolling in it.

    people will get bored of this one day.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Apr 21, 2011
    Not really...it's the type of game most casual players can pick up, play, put down and have fun with it for a cost that is a fraction of what normal games cost.

    Model is here to stay.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    I think they've made their money back on their investment with this one. Once this dies down, I'm sure they already have their next viral game. Crazy cash rolling in.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Apr 21, 2011
    That's why gaming will be continuing on this iOS model for years to come. The base is just staggering and growing. Even consoles cannot match iOS distribution out there. As the graphic chips catch up, you'll be seeing almost all gaming, other then high end on tablets.

    Better to make a game and sell lots at a small price point then less at a high price point.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 24, 2003
  7. macrumors 68000


    Oct 2, 2007
    is this a game?

    I played the first angry birds (Free version) a few times.
    fun but the type i easily get tired of.

    not really into gaming i guess.
    I played Tiny Wings for a while but then stopped.

    but kudos for Roxio.
  8. macrumors 65816

    Apr 21, 2011
    Game: a (1) activity engaged in for diversion or amusement

    I'd say...yes it's a game...and in fact is what a game is for most casual gamers.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Good for them. Too bad I blew through the whole thing in about 2 hours though. :(
  10. macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2009
    Angry birds is the only game that isn't made unplayable by the lack of all physical controls, and the only iOS game that I actually play.

    I do wish Angry Birds Space was compatible with the 2nd Gen iPod Touch, can anyone confirm that it isn't? Or the opposite?
  11. macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2008
    I'm not gonna make any predictions about this game or iOS games in general, but I love that parents who've spent $1000s on console games now spend 99c to keep the same kid just as occupied..
  12. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Yes, speaking as a fan of class-based team first-person shooters, Angry Birds is a game with surprising depth and challenge, and level design that you’ll really appreciate if you play other attempts at the same concept! (Which originated with Crush The Castle.)

    I’m a bit sick of it by now, but still... it’s a game, and was fun for me for a very long time! And cheap :)

    (I’m staying away from the Space version to protest consumable IAP: the change in the Mighty Eagle. But I know that’s optional.)
  13. macrumors 68000


    Oct 2, 2007
    sorry, I should have posted it in sarcasm font.

    Yes, I know it is a game. I've seen Angry Birds everywhere now, from tees and towels to cups and I think fruit snacks.

    I've heard a lot of hype but never fell into it...well, with Angry birds that is, I do Draw Something.
  14. macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    It continually blows my mind that this game is still so popular
  15. macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    I'm personally sick of seeing Angry Birds everywhere.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for Rovio and glad for their success but its everywhere....
  16. macrumors 68020


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
    I agree, Angry Birds is fun for a while, but gets boring fast. And the school I work at is even considering putting it on all the iPads we have so kids can learn about physics. But hey, as Prezbo said,

  17. macrumors 68040

    Sep 20, 2006
    Aussie living in Canada
  18. macrumors 604

    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    As it costs $1 to buy Angry Birds Space, that's also 50 million dollars for Rovio!
  19. macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    I think Apple gets a percentage....so its not quite 50 million dollars, but still a lot
  20. macrumors 601


    Jun 18, 2007
    Do people really enjoy ads in their games or what? I was going to buy Angry Birds since it's all the rage, I figure it must be fun (I just adore Bejeweled), but when I read that it has ads in it despite being a paid app and I won't stand for ads in paid apps. No thanks. It apparently doesn't bother 50 million other people, though.
  21. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    I've considered making an Angry Birds with an AP Physics spin to it... The same basic concept, but add in precise numbers so you can break out some pen and paper to do calculations to find the perfect move. Obviously the goal is to learn but have some fun at the same time.

    (You can do it with non-physical projectiles, too... You could demonstrate electrostatics by shooting electrons from a cannon or something... IDK... Is it worth pursuing?)
  22. macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2009
    does that 50mil also include the driod downloads?
  23. macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    What annoys me with Rovio (and many other iOS games developpers) is that I have to pay twice if I want the iPad HD version and the iPhone version. Very uncool.

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