Angry Birds Space Has Astronomical Debut — 50 Million Downloads in First Month

According to Rovio, the newest version of its hit Angry Birds series, Angry Birds Space, was downloaded more than 50 million times in the first 35 days that it was available in Apple’s App Store, among others.

That staggering number has broken all of Rovio’s previous records, and has made Angry Birds Space the fastest growing mobile game in the history of mobile gaming.

“This has been simply amazing, and the whole Rovio team is thrilled to see such a fantastic reception for the game,” reads the Rovio blog post. “We extend our deepest gratitude to all fans of Angry Birds everywhere. While numbers like this certainly say something about the popularity of Angry Birds, for us the main goal is to keep creating fun new experiences that everybody can enjoy! We just launched the first free update for Angry Birds Space, with plenty more surprises in stock.”

Rovio’s Angry Birds series has indeed been wildly popular, with more than 750 million downloads so far. The new update to Angry Birds Space includes 10 new levels and 20 free space eagles.

If you haven’t tried it out yet, Angry Birds Space can be downloaded from the App Store for the iPhone for $0.99, or for the iPad for $2.99.

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