There may not be a more popular mobile game than Rovio's Angry Birds. The physics based entertainment app has defied all odds and become easily the most popular game across a list of different platforms now, including a typical internet browser. Its newest “space” edition has only made its number climb.
Of course, the interesting thing about the popularity of those round, squawking little birds is that their popularity is its expansion beyond just the video game. Earlier this month an actual Angry Birds theme park recently opened; The game seems to have taken on a life of its own.
Recently Rovio seemed to be trying to figure out how it could top its already huge success and the answer came back … “let's put the birds in space!” That appears to have been a fantastic idea, judging by the massive download numbers the newest iteration of the Angry Birds franchise has seen.
Angry Birds Space saw record downloads even for this ultra popular series, recording more than ten million downloads across all of its platforms in just the first three days. Rovio released the staggering numbers, but the one thing we don't know is just how much money the company made. Angry Birds Space was released on the iOS, the Android (News - Alert) OS, the Mac App Store and various browsers at the same time, and because of different price points, it’s hard to compute actual profits.
This particular version of Angry Birds also has a few more in-app purchases, including the ability to unlock a whole new set of levels. There is also the ability to buy Space Eagles in bulk or just one at a time. Different features means the game is most likely seeing a pretty penny for its developers, but just how much has yet to be seen.
Edited by Braden Becker