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Angry Birds downloaded 350 million times

Angry Birds has topped 350 million sales, and Rovio is looking into "entertainment partnerships" as they continue to focus on the mobile hit.

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Think of an absolutely ludicrous number of game sales, then double it, and you have the number of times Angry Birds has been downloaded. Rovio general manager Andrew Stalbow claims that the game has topped 350 million downloads, and teased that it may soon become a broader "entertainment" franchise.

"People in Hollywood are really surprised with the quick acceleration in the way consumers engage with entertainment on their mobile phones," Stalbow told VentureBeat. "There will be some interesting entertainment partnerships that will hopefully take what we had from [Angry Birds Rio] to a totally different level."

And Rovio will be continuing to focus on Angry Birds for the foreseeable future, because, "it's turning into a big entertainment franchise." We can only guess what partnerships he's referring to, but my money is on a cartoon series starring the birds and their egg-eating rival pigs -- even if it is a tad morbid. Those are the birds' children, after all.

Earlier this year, Rovio secured $42 million in investor capital, and is now considering how to beef up the gameplay for console ports. It was also one of the first titles available for the recently-launched Google+ games.

Of course, these don't all constitute unique purchasers. Some people are bound to have gotten the game on more than one platform, or to have bought its seasonal variants. But to put the number in perspective, this means downloads of Angry Birds outnumber the entire population of the United States. So it's no wonder you see everybody playing it on the bus.

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    September 13, 2011 4:45 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Angry Birds downloaded 350 million times.

    Angry Birds has topped 350 million sales, and Rovio is looking into "entertainment partnerships" as they continue to focus on the mobile hit.

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      September 13, 2011 4:49 PM

      angry birds is such a retarded IP. bird and pig circles, can't wait to read the book about the upcoming motion picture

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        September 13, 2011 5:02 PM

        Not to mention the gameplay is shamelessly ripped from an old Flash game

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          September 13, 2011 5:07 PM

          good artists copy, great artists steal - i'd be shameless too if i had 350mm$

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          September 13, 2011 5:07 PM

          You guys are just jealous you didn't come up with a billion dollar video game.

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        September 13, 2011 5:04 PM

        You can buy t-shirts you know !!!

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        September 13, 2011 5:07 PM

        I'm waiting for the FPS sequel. VISCERAL FPS EXPERIENCE

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      September 13, 2011 5:10 PM

      Downloaded or sold 350 million? Because there have been tons of free releases through Android for the base Angry Birds game, then there was Angry Birds Seasons which was/(is?) free. And then Amazon had Angry Birds Rio free for a day or two.

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        September 13, 2011 5:13 PM

        angry birds was free for the N900 platform that's gotta account for 2-300 right there

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        September 13, 2011 5:19 PM

        I'm sure I've downloaded angry birds for my SGS a dozen times or so... (I change roms a lot, and forgot to run titanium backup a few times before updating ;)

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