It seems there’s no stopping for casual gaming sensation Angry Birds, as the Android version crossed two million downloads in just two days of its release.
Developer Rovio showed no surprise as it posted in a tweet this morning: “Another day, another million. Passed 2 million downloads on Android”. The game was released last Friday on the GetJar site, causing it to crash under tremendous demand. It was officially released over the weekend on the Android Market.
The Android version is free to download but contains ads. According to Rovio, the decision to go that route was due to “paid content model not working very well there [on the Android Market] yet”.
Angry Birds hit the big time after raking in nearly seven million downloads on Apple’s devices. However, at its current rate, it seems the Android edition will surpass that number quite easily in a few weeks’ time.
Although Rovio has recently denied that it plans to develop a sequel for the hit title, it will probably be forced to think differently if the game carries on setting the charts on fire, with platforms such as BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 still to experience this gem.
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