Angry 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...