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‘Angry Birds Rio’ a Big Hit: 10 Million Downloads in 10 Days

 
Angry Birds fans can’t get enough of the bird-hurling application and game franchise from mobile developer Rovio.
Angry Birds Rio, the latest iOS and Android edition of the game, features a theme based on the upcoming FOX animated motion picture Rio. The app saw ten million downloads in its first ten days after release.
The milestone metric spans all free and paid versions available in the App Store [iTunes link], Android Marketplace and Amazon Appstore. The stat was first announced on Rovio’s Twitter account.
The news is a flashy tidbit of information that demonstrates Rovio’s stronghold in the mobile gaming genre. Everything the company releases in the Angry Birds franchise is an instant hit, plush toys included. The impressive figure also demonstrates why investors were keen on forking over $42 million and could help lay the groundwork for a profitable IPO.

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