Rovio’s latest Angry Birds has slingshotted itself into the position of the fastest-growing mobile game ever.

People really can’t get enough of Rovio’s ill-tempered avians. Today, the mobile game giant announced that its latest iteration of the popular Angry Birds series has been download 50 million times across all available platforms – iOS, Android, PC and Mac – in the 35 days since its release. Not only is this a personal best for Rovio, it also makes Angry Birds Space the fastest-selling mobile game of all time.

“We extend our deepest gratitude to all fans of Angry Birds everywhere,” reads a statement posted on the Rovio blog. “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!”

It can be very tempting for core gamers to dismiss the success of games like Angry Birds, or to call them simplistic and uncreative. Watching the gameplay trailer for Space, however, makes it difficult to agree with that. I mean, it’s like Super Mario Galaxy over there, only with particularly irate fowl.

Excuse me, I think I need to make that number “50 million and one.”


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