Angry Birds sees 30 million downloads during Christmas week

Ian Hardy

January 3, 2013 10:00am

It’s still astonishing to see the ongoing success of Angry Birds. Three years since its release on iOS the game is still forging ahead and racking up millions of downloads. Now with various spin offs such as Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Star Wars, plus Bad Piggies, Rovio released some holiday stats that revealed the game is still in demand.

They note that between December 22nd and 29th there was over 30 million Angry Birds game downloads, with 8 million alone on December 25th. They didn’t break it down for what platform the downloads came from, but highlight they were on 50% of the new 17.4 million iOS and Android devices (stat courtesy of Flurry) that people received over the holidays.

Source: Twitter

  • 45

    Good for Rovio. I don’t see the appeal in the game at all. It was cool to play for a handful of levels but I just don’t get why it has so much staying power.

  • Arks

    can i load this on my Bold 9900?

  • Darren

    It appeals to kids. Had to buy a cheap Android tab for my son just so he could get Angry Birds Star Wars, as it’s not available for the BB Playbook. Rovio has dropped the ball here, as all the other versions of the game are available in BB App World. Wonder if this will change with BB10?

  • Rich

    This game gets talked about way too much…

  • OgtheDim

    Hmm….so is that many downloads due to that many people wanting it or that many people uninstalling and reinstalling?

  • OgtheDim

    Oh and speaking of cruddy stats:

    Just because it was downloaded on the 25th does not mean it was downloaded on a new device.

  • Mark

    During the holidays I saw kids play this game on a iPad mini, they absolutely love it!

  • np

    how many uninstalls did angry birds see during christmas week