Plants vs Zombies 2 generates record 16 million downloads in just 5 days as an iOS exclusive
Achieved One of the Biggest Opening Weekends on the App Store Ever for a New Game Title
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), today provided early details of the successful worldwide launch of Plants vs. Zombies™2. The highly anticipated sequel to PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies 2 is initially available exclusively for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®, and became available last Thursday in the App Store for free on a worldwide basis.
Plants vs. Zombies 2 has been downloaded more than 16 million times by zealous fans around the world, making it the most successful mobile game launch in EA’s history. The game also achieved one of the biggest opening weekends on the App Store ever for a mobile game title. Further, day one downloads nearly doubled EA’s previous mobile record, and in five days the game rocketed to the #1 top game position on the App Store in 137 countries worldwide (on either the iPad or iPhone charts). With an App Store rating average of 4.5/5 stars, Plants vs. Zombies 2 has rapidly become a favorite of critics and consumers alike.
“We are grateful and delighted with the incredible reception Plants vs. Zombies 2 has received from consumers around the globe,” said Tony Leamer, Franchise Business Director for Plants vs. Zombies. “We certainly had high hopes for the game, but to see fans playing the game so quickly and in such huge numbers is truly amazing.”
To date, the 16 million people playing Plants vs. Zombies 2 worldwide have collectively cultivated the following fun figures:
- Over 11 billion suns generated
- Over 2 billion zombie waves
- Over 4 billion plants planted
- Over 25 million hours played
Additional assets are available at http://info.ea.com. Follow Plants vs. Zombies 2 on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news.
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 400 people in Seattle, San Francisco, and Shanghai.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal year 2013, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.8 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.
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1. papss (Posts: 2178; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
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
2. -Shadow- (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
i really don't know why people complain on 4 plants being with money when you have 20 free
7. a_merryman (Posts: 362; 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.
15. jael206 (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
wait when it comes to android, then the downloads will triple..
4. Sauce (Posts: 434; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)
Played for the first time today with my girlfriends phone. Im hooked haha
5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Played for the first time today with my girlfriends phone."
And the last one. :D
6. Moodi (Posts: 21; Member since: 11 May 2013)
Dude don't pretend that you have a girlfriend :D
11. Sauce (Posts: 434; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)
People have to deal with insecurities some how. I guess that is yours lol xD
10. livyatan (Posts: 297; 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
13. mottykels (Posts: 292; Member since: 15 May 2013)
Im almost done here, i hope there is update for a new stages/ places
16. taz89 (Posts: 1766; 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
18. Sondae (Posts: 172; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)
Yep waiting here in android. Wish they will have a free version to try on.
19. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 107; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
I quite happily spent a fiver on 2 of the plants - the game is easily worth that.