Angry Birds Space: 50 million downloads in 35 days

Rovio's success with the Angry Birds franchise continues to impress.

Angry Birds Space is a phenomenon.
(Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET)

The development firm has announced that Angry Birds Space, which is currently sitting atop Apple's App Store, has hit 50 million downloads in just 35 days of availability. According to Rovio, the feat has made the game the "fastest-growing mobile game" ever released, and has broken all sales records set by previous Angry Birds iterations.

"We extend our deepest gratitude to all fans of Angry Birds everywhere," the company wrote in a blog post. "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!"

Angry Birds Space, which launched last month, delivers the same sling-shotting, pig-hating fun found in previous games in the franchise, but adds a space element that includes gravitational pull. The app launched with 60 levels, and Rovio recently added 10 new levels to the iOS and Android versions. The application is also available to PC and Mac owners.


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