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Rovio profits cut in half as Angry Birds sales drop

By Justin Kahn
Apr 28, 2014
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  1. Rovio, creators of the popular Angry Birds phenomenon, have reported that the company's game sales were down slightly year-over-year. While it brings in a significant amount of revenue through other means with its Angry Birds and associated brands, because the...

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  2. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Enthusiast Posts: 166   +23

    You can only do the same game so many times before people get fed up with it.
     
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  3. Railman

    Railman TS Enthusiast Posts: 667   +96

    Or maybe people are just fed up with having to purchase add-ons and the intrusive adverts!
     
  4. Really? Because I, having recently moved to Android, would happily have bought the original Angry Birds game. Except I can't, because it's not available on Google Play, so I can only have the free ad-infested version. Had they not decided to force us into a third-party store (Amazon's) just to buy the original game, maybe their situation would be a little bit better.
    Or do they think their *****ic spinoffs are better than the simple, straightforward original version?
     
  5. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,292   +547

    I believe the saying goes, pigs get fed and hogs get slaughtered?

    Fact is, they have gotten to successful with this simple game to the point they are trying to milk it as far as they can which is causing issues like these.

    The reign of Angry Birds is finally coming to an end.
     
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,712   +89

    I've been in this business and it can happen. Angry Birds has done what they can other games are out offer better game play. What they should have done is move to another type of game. But they kept on going with Angry Birds Star Wars that's where they lost me. I've moved on.
     
  7. Nobina

    Nobina TS Booster Posts: 428   +96

    For me this game was really boring, nothing special.
     
  8. Say what you want about Angry Birds but it was the killer app of the smartphone era, the Tetris to a gameboy, there was a point that EVERY single smartphone I saw had angry birds on it, it's repetitive yes but rovio deserves respect for their hit
     
  9. What do you expect? After the news came out that the NSA is using this game to access your mobile, how many people do you think will kepp that on their phones?
     


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