Angry Birds maker Rovio has announced via Twitter that the latest release in the bird-flinging series was downloaded more than 10 million times during the three-day opening weekend. The early success of Angry Birds Space could make it the fastest selling app of all time if the trend continues.
Trusted Reviews has done the math which comes out to 38 downloads a second, every second, over the three-day period. The game sells for $0.99 in the iTunes store and is available free of charge (albeit ad-supported) on Android.
Space was launched with a massive marketing campaign that is usually reserved for Hollywood films and high-profile franchise video games. On Thursday, a massive 35-foot tall Angry Bird was loaded into an even large slingshot that was perched on the side of the Space Needle in Seattle. The LA Times also points out that Rovio partnered with Walmart, NASA, T-Mobile, National Geographic and MTV to promote the new title.
As the name suggests, the latest iteration takes the Angry Birds to the final frontier as they continue to wage war against the evil pigs that can’t get enough bird eggs. The new game adds plenty of elements to keep things interesting including gravity bands that affect the trajectory of our feathered friends during flight, new birds with varying abilities and new superpowers to experiment with. The initial release features 60 interstellar levels but Rovio promises to update the game regularly with new content.