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Gamers download 8M copies of Angry Birds games on Christmas

Angry Birds infographic

On Christmas Day, people activated approximately 17.4 million new iOS, Android, and other mobile devices.

That day, gamers downloaded over 8 million copies of Angry Birds games.

Angry Birds Star Wars and Bad Piggies in particular have dominated the app charts, with Angry Birds Star Wars holding the No. 1 position on the U.S. iPhone chart ever since its release,” read a statement on the Rovio blog. “To top it all off, we had 30 million download during Christmas week.”

That’s a lot of people sling-shotting a ton of grumpy fowls.

We’ve covered the importance of the gift-giving holidays for developers previously, and Rovio is one of the biggest examples of just how big Dec. 25 is for mobile-game developers. As Rovio’s infographic points out, the 8 million downloads for 17.4 million new devices is just about one Angry Bird download for every two phones or tablets.

While finding new games and apps is still a problem on the iOS App Store, the established publishers are having no trouble building on their past success.

Via Polygon


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