Espoo, Finland - 2 November, 2011 - Rovio today announced 500 million total downloads of Angry Birds games across various platforms. This remarkable milestone makes Angry Birds one of the most downloaded games in the history of gaming, with no signs of slowing down.
Angry Birds Fans around the world have so far played a total of 200,000 years of Angry Birds, with 300 million minutes of playing time daily. Moreover, more than 266 billion levels of Angry Birds have been played, with 400 billion birds launched into action, and over 44 billion Stars collected in the process.
"This is a fantastic landmark achievement for us, and we’re extremely delighted to see such an incredible amount of people enjoying our games," said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. "We remain committed to creating more fun experiences and bringing exceptional quality to Angry Birds Fans everywhere."
A worldwide gaming phenomenon, the Angry Birds gaming franchise consists of the games Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio. All games are available on major smartphone platforms, on Chrome web browser, and PC and Mac. Most recently, Angry Birds was announced for Nokia Asha 300 and 303 S40 feature phones - with this new category, Rovio will bring Angry Birds entertainment to completely new emerging mobile markets.
Rovio is about to open the world’s first official Angry Birds retail shop in Helsinki. Angry Birds merchandise is a continuously growing business, and Rovio has already shipped more than 10 million Angry Birds toys worldwide. The company has also launched print publishing operations, and delivered the first Angry Birds books.
Earlier this year, Rovio acquired an animation studio based in Helsinki, Finland, and the company is moving forward with cartoon productions. Most recently, Rovio released an Angry Birds animation titled Ham’O’Ween as part of the Angry Birds Seasons Halloween celebration. Rovio Entertainment YouTube channel has netted over 200 million video views to date.