Angry Birds Star Wars is strong with the force, sets record on the way to the top at iTunes

Angry Birds Star Wars is strong with the force, sets record on the way to the top at iTunes
On Friday, we called Angry Birds Star Wars "the best game in the series" and it seems that the public agreed with us. In a mere 2.5 hours after being launched, the game was on top of the U.S. iTunes charts. That broke the previous record held by another game in Rovio's Angry Birds line, "Bad Piggies." That game, a look at the Angry Birds storyline from the pigs' point of view, was just released last month and took 3 hours to make it to the top at iTunes.

It took just 2.5 hours for Angry Birds Star Wars to hit the top at iTunes

It took just 2.5 hours for Angry Birds Star Wars to hit the top at iTunes

We really have to hand it to Rovio. The company, which has a rather ambitious goal of being the next Disney, has been so focused on merchandising the Angry Birds (although we do draw the line at Angry Birds condoms) that they easily could have let the game go, profited from merchandising, and sit back collecting royalties in perpetuity. Instead, they deliver their strongest effort yet.

Angry Birds Star Wars is now available at the Apple App Store and in the Google Play Store.

source: Rovio via BGR

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11 Comments

1. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

I have it free on my note 2, runs so well makes me wanna ditch battlefield 3. Yea, that sounds stupid but you get the point.

9. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

BLACK OPS 2!

2. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

but the weird thing is that, Angry Birds Star Wars for iOS is a paid app same with WP than android, only the HD version is the paid app....

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's cuz the free version is ad supported n android. That makes it not as fun to play, cuz the ads can b disruptive.

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yes the ads can be very disruptive.

10. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

or you gould use adfree and block the ads on android

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

huh, Angry Birds condoms....well, I feel bad for those people that had to buy the game, but for 99c it is worth it.

4. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

well if u check ...the play store will have a more download's than istore !!!

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What does that have to do with, and how is that even relevant to this article? The article states a record for iTunes, not more than the play store. Always a useless competition, is google gonna give u a check for that comment? NO!!!

8. michaelmoreno1983

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

I think it is a fun game!!

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I love it too. Can't wait to unlock the Death Star. By the way, Star Wars episode 7 in theaters may 2015. Can't wait.

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