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Plants vs Zombies 2 generates record 16 million downloads in just 5 days as an iOS exclusive

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Plants vs Zombies 2 generates record 16 million downloads in just 5 days as an iOS exclusive
If you're an Android user, don't subject yourself to this article, because it will just hurt too much. Plants vs Zombies 2: It's About Time was released to everyone on iOS just five days ago, but there was no Android version, and no word on when to expect one. But, even without an Android version, Plants vs Zombies 2 is breaking download records in Apple's App Store.

EA, owner of PopCap Games, has released some pretty crazy numbers about PvZ 2's first five days on the market. The game has been downloaded a crazy 16 million times, which is not only a record for any EA game, but it is a record for Apple's App Store in general. The game is currently at the top of the App Store download charts in 137 countries, and has a stellar 4.5 (out of 5) star rating. 

EA says that users have already logged 25 million hours playing the game, during which time 4 billion plants have been planted, 11 billion suns generated, and 2 billion zombie waves have been fought. 

That is some amazing support form gamers. 

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posted on 20 Aug 2013, 13:52

1. papss (unregistered)


It really is a great game. I'm not digging the p2p format but you can earn all the plants without paying. Love playing on my ipad

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 13:56 1

2. -Shadow- (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


i really don't know why people complain on 4 plants being with money when you have 20 free

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 14:41

7. a_merryman (Posts: 630; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Me neither, this is probably the best "freemium" game I've played. I havent once felt like I need to buy anything in order to advance in the game.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 14:48 1

8. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3840; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Robot Unicorn Attack 2.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 19:21 1

14. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Zombies are afraid of androids.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 20:33 3

15. jael206 (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


wait when it comes to android, then the downloads will triple..

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 14:07 2

3. amats69 (Posts: 986; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


This is expected! Im lovin this game!

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 14:11 1

4. Sauce (unregistered)


Played for the first time today with my girlfriends phone. Im hooked haha

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 14:20

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5465; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Played for the first time today with my girlfriends phone."

And the last one. :D

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 14:27 5

6. Moodi (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Dude don't pretend that you have a girlfriend :D

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 16:39 2

11. Sauce (unregistered)


People have to deal with insecurities some how. I guess that is yours lol xD

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 15:04

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5554; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


oh! the hurts! DX

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 15:31

10. livyatan (Posts: 675; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


I guess you meant to say it's a record for the first two days.
Because there are many games with over 50 million downloads even over 100 million, such as Angry Birds, Temple Run etc

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 17:58 1

12. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Is Dave still in the game?

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 18:03

13. mottykels (Posts: 365; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Im almost done here, i hope there is update for a new stages/ places

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 20:44

16. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


no surprise really, the 1st one was great and was a hit even when it was a paid app so no surprise the sequel which is ''free'' is a super hit..heres hoping it comes to android soon as im a fan of the 1st..shouldnt be too long

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 23:23

17. Andrewtst (Posts: 301; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Waiting for Android version. :D

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 00:37

18. Sondae (Posts: 185; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


Yep waiting here in android. Wish they will have a free version to try on.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 07:35

19. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 146; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


I quite happily spent a fiver on 2 of the plants - the game is easily worth that.

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