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This article was published on October 3, 2012


Rovio: ‘Bad Piggies’ reached #1 in the US iTunes App Store a mere 3 hours after launch

Rovio: ‘Bad Piggies’ reached #1 in the US iTunes App Store a mere 3 hours after launch Image by: FABRICE COFFRINI
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Finnish entertainment startup Rovio today announced that its latest game, ‘Bad Piggies’ (a sorta kinda spin-off based on its popular Angry Birds game series) has smashed all previous download records.

The company says in a press release that the new game hit the numero uno spot in the US iTunes App Store just over three hours after its September 27thdebut.

That makes it the fastest rise to the top of the charts for a Rovio game to date, the company says. Said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio:

“It’s been an incredible launch, both for the game and for “Bad Piggies” as a brand. We have an amazing audience who have shown fantastic support for all of our games throughout the year.”

In the next few weeks, Rovio says ‘Bad Piggies’ will get the first free update, with a new episode titled ‘Flight Into The Night’.

➤ Bad Piggies: Android | iOSMac

Image credit: FABRICE COFFRINI for AFP / Getty Images

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