Angry Birds flies out with 3 million downloads on Android

Darren Allan

October 22, 2010

Chillingo, the publisher of Angry Birds, may have just been bought up by EA, but it didn’t take the Angry Birds property with it.

The rights to the hit game stayed with developer Rovio, and the outfit has just pushed out a Halloween version of the game for iOS devices.

And indeed, the original Angry Birds was ported over to the Android OS just a week ago, and according to a post on Google’s Mobile Ads Blog, the Android version has stormed to over 3 million downloads inside a week.

That’s the word from Peter Vesterbacka, ‘Mighty Eagle’ at Rovio, who commented: “Rovio is excited about the partnership with Google’s AdMob as we explore new business models that will allow us to maximize reach across mobile platforms. The launch of a free, ad-supported version of Angry Birds was a great success with over 2 million downloads on Android in its first weekend.”

Those are some impressive figures indeed. The Halloween version comes with an extra 45 levels, although that isn’t available on Android.


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