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Angry Birds Space has been downloaded more than 50 million times in its first 35 days on the market, according to publisher Rovio.
That makes it the fastest-growing mobile game in history. And it means that Rovio hasn’t exhausted its franchise yet, even though it has had more than 750 million downloads in the series so far.
“This has been simply amazing, and the whole Rovio team is thrilled to see such a fantastic reception for the game,” the company said in a blog post. “We extend our deepest gratitude to all fans of Angry Birds everywhere. 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! We just launched the first free update for Angry Birds Space, with plenty more surprises in stock.”
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Angry Birds Space is available on iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad), Android, PC, and the Mac. Rovio just released 10 new levels for iOS and Android.
Cryptically, Rovio added, “There’s only one conclusion to draw: something even bigger is on its way! Stay tuned and keep flinging those Birds!” Peter Vesterbacka, chief marketing officer and Might Eagle at Rovio, is one of our speakers at the upcoming GamesBeat 2012 conference.
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