Angry Birds Space: 20 million downloads in a week

Angry Birds Space: 20 million downloads in a weekAngry Birds has been a big deal for quite a while now, but if you thought its popularity was starting to fade, think again.

Developer Rovio has announced that the latest instalment in the franchise, Angry Birds Space, has racked up an impressive 20 million downloads in its first week on sale.

There have been a few follow-ups to the original Angry Birds concept, each adding new levels and gameplay environments on top of the basic concept.

However, Angry Birds Space is the closest thing yet to a genuine sequel, introducing a new gameplay system featuring updated physics and trajectory characteristics.

And it's clearly given the franchise the fresh lick of paint Rovio was looking for. Launched on March 22 for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices – alongside PC and Mac – the 20 million downloads the new arrival has racked up in its first week takes the franchise's grand total close to a billion downloads all told.

And you still can't get it on Windows Phone...

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rash  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:22

Thats probably 1 million people downloading it plus 20 updates in one week!

What everyone wants to know is how many downloads there were PER unique user!
A billion downloads? ****!

MDrX  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:22

That's a shame, I was hoping that people would shun it. 69p for the game and another 69p for the levels in game? No thanks, greedy fudgers.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:38

That's a shame, I was hoping that people would shun it. 69p for the game and another 69p for the levels in game? No thanks, greedy fudgers.
I'd be willing to bet that a lot of people didn't know about the 2nd charge until they'd already bought the game, adding to the DL figures.

hard123  Apr. 2, 2012 at 13:38

Got it for free on the Note, really enjoying it to be fair.It's the breath of fresh air that the franchise needed to keep me interested, Seasons, Rio and however many other Call of duty-esque iterations that have followed the original haven't kept my interest or tempted me to cough up 69p a go.

I'd suggest giving this a go though, it's a bit different and fun enough.

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