Angry Birds News: 200 Million Downloads, Windows Phone 7 Version this June
Article by George Norman
On 23 May 2011
We already know that the Rovio Mobile-developed Angry Birds is a very, very popular game. Now we have some new figures to put things in perspective. Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle at Rovio Mobile Ltd, has recently announced that a grand total of 200 million Angry Birds downloads have been recorded. The 200 million downloads include the original game and all the other versions, like Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio.

As a little side note, the same Peter Vesterbacka announced back in February that roughly 200 million minutes are spent by Angry Birds players flinging birds and trying to obliterate the egg-stealing pigs – on a daily basis. Peter Vesterbacka said this in an interview for Techtree, interview that you can view on YouTube here (I’ve linked directly to 1:40 when Vesterbacka mentions the 200 million minutes). In case you were wondering, 200 million minutes is the equivalent of 380 years, 6 months, 6 days, 9 hours, and 20 minutes.

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Getting back to the fact that 200 million Angry Birds downloads have been recorded, that number will continue to increase. The fact that a Windows Phone 7 version of the game is slated to be released soon will only help. The game was initially scheduled to be released on the 6th of april, then on the 25th of May, but much to the dismay of Windows Phone 7 users, the game’s release has been pushed back. Rumor on the web has it that the game will be released on the 29th of June.

Until the Windows Phone 7 version of Angry Birds is released, you can get the game from the Intel AppUp center and play in on your PC, or you can fire up your browser and play the game in the browser – as long as it supports HTML5 that is. Earlier this month Google and Rovio announced that Angry Birds for Chrome was rolled out to the Chrome Web Store, bringing with it 63 levels of pig-smashing fun and 7 additional levels specially created for the Chrome web browser. Chrome users can get the game (click here) and play it free of charge in their browser. The thing is that the game can be played on any browser that supports HTML5, including Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 4 and Opera 11. All anyone has to do to play the game is go to chrome.angrybirds.com/.



Tags: Rovio, Angry Birds, Google, Chrome, Chrome Web Store, Microsoft, Windows Phone 7
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