The original Angry Birds has been one of the most popular games around for the last several years, and yet, its successor is already proving that things can always get even better. Angry Birds 2 was finally launched last Wednesday, July 29 on Android and iOS, with developer Rovio Entertainment announcing a record-breaking 1 million downloads just 12 hours later. That figure is certainly very impressive, but it only gets better because it only took a mere three days for Angry Birds 2 to reach no less than 10 million downloads. Only yesterday, the developers proudly announced that their game was at over 20 million downloads and didn’t seem to be slowing down one bit.
Just to give you an idea about just how well Angry Birds 2 is doing, consider the fact that it took the original more than nine months to achieve what the sequel did in just a little over a week. Rovio Entertainment also mentioned that Angry Birds 2 is currently the most popular iOS game around and the most downloaded on both iOS and Android. According to Creative Director Patrick Liu, “when we were developing and testing Angry Birds 2, we had good reason to believe we were on to a good thing, but the enormous groundswell of enthusiasm for the game from loyal fans and casual newcomers alike has been humbling.”
It goes without saying that Angry Birds 2 will keep mobile users busy for months to come, but what about the PC community? As it happens, the folks over at Poki are working on a browser version of the popular game as we speak, although a release date has yet to be announced. If you’re eager to play Angry Birds 2 on the PC, though, you’ll get the chance to do just that at this link right here once it becomes available. In the meantime, Poki also has a total of 26 more Angry Birds games that you can play right now while you wait for the sequel. If you feel like you need to improve upon your bird flinging skills before the big release definitely make sure to check some of those other games.
In other news, Rovio Entertainment also announced some interesting first-week statistics that include 1.4 billion slingshots fired, 300 million levels beaten, and 350 million instances of maxing out the Destruct-O-Meter. While Angry Birds 2 is already very popular in Europe and North America, the developer is now attempting to also take the Chinese market by storm and thanks to a partnership with Kunlun China Games, it seems pretty likely that Rovio will manage to reach that goal before long.