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Posted by Michael Waltzer on November 3, 2011 05:30 PM
Angry Birds has just hit a milestone no other tablet/mobile game has hit before - 500 million downloads. That's right.
Since its debut in December 2009, in the nearly 3 years the game has been around, over 200,000 years of gameplay has been played by fans worldwide. To put it in a different perspective, as the video page points out, the game has more than 300 million minutes of daily playing time, 266 billion levels played, 400 billion birds launched, and over 44 billion Stars collected in the process. Compared to a classic like Super Mario? Super Mario doesn't stand a chance with only 160 million versions of the game bought globally. Maybe Nintendo could learn a thing or two from mobile gaming (Mobile Mario perhaps?).
It's safe to say this game isn't going away any time soon, and will probably be expanding even more. It is already available on almost every single mobile platform, including 3 different versions, on the iPhone, Nokia devices, Palm OS devices, Android devices, and Sumbian^3 devices as well as a PC version.