January 31, 2013 1:08 pm
Temple Run 2 has become the fastest-growing mobile game ever with over 50 million downloads in two weeks. The sequel to the massively-popular iOS and Android game is a free-to-play title that relies on in-app purchases for revenue.
The game surpassed 20 million downloads in just four days when it debuted for iOS, and became available for Android a week ago. Imangi Studios, the development team behind the game, has not broken down the numbers between the platforms (though it does differentiate between Google’s and Amazon’s app stores), but it’s likely that iOS is still the top dog.
If you take a look at Google’s Play Store, it shows that Temple Run 2 has been downloaded between 10 and 50 million times, though there’s no way of telling where on the spectrum it lies. It’s safe to say, though, that the trajectory is steeply up, and that it will pass 50 million Android downloads in short order.
The company issued a press release spilling the details:
Imangi Studios today announced that Temple Run 2 has been downloaded over 50 million times on iOS, Android and Kindle devices. Reaching the milestone in 13 days breaks the previously set record for the fastest growing mobile game*… Following a release on Google Play and Amazon Marketplace, the sequel continued its record-breaking success, racing to the #1 spot, respectively, in each store.
Temple Run has evolved into something so much bigger than us,” says Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi. “The game has performed beyond our wildest dreams, and we are thrilled that gamers and fans have embraced Temple Run 2 in such a short period of time.
Nice work, Imangi. Have you played Temple Run 2 yet? If not, read our review to get the scoop.