Also, top paid iPhone app in a few countries...
Rovio reported that their 'Angry Birds' franchise has been downloaded 1 billion times with $106.3M in revenue!
Finnish video game developer Rovio, has announced in its latest financial report that the Angry Birds franchise has been downloaded 1 billion times, and has generated revenues of $106.3 million with pre-tax profits of $67.6 million, which is 64% of its total revenue.
Not surprising, as the game has been the [b]top paid iPhone app in various countries, as Canada:According to CEO Mikael Hed, the firm is still considering whether it will file for IPO, and said the firm’s latest title, Angry Birds Space, has been “a major success.”
“We have a few games coming up including a new game outside of the Angry Birds family,” he told AllThingsD. “Our animation studio is working on Angry Birds animation series which will come out later this year.
“The business for 2012 looks very good.”
Also, the company (which was started by three students) is now worth $8.8 billion, nearly as much as phonemaker Nokia! They managed to do this in just over 2 years, as the company will be 3 years old on Dec. 11, 2012.Top 10 paid apps for the iPhone and iPad in Canada for the week ending May 6.
1 Angry Birds Space (Rovio Mobile Ltd.)
2 Draw Something by OMGPOP (OMGPOP)
3 WhatsApp Messenger (WhatsApp Inc.)
4 Ugly Meter (Dapper Gentlemen)
5 Ski Safari (Defiant Development)
6 Infinity Blade (Chair Entertainment Group, LLC)
7 Flick Home Run (infinity pocket)
8 Fruit Ninja (Halfbrick Studios)
9 Angry Birds (Clickgamer.com)
10 Tetris (Electronic Arts)
Rovio also said yesterday that a Windows Phone version of Angry Birds Space isn’t far off.
Check out the Rovio's "celebration" video below!
NEWS SOURCE #1: http://www.vg247.com/2012/05/09/angr...3m-in-revenue/
NEWS SOURCE #2: http://www.vancouversun.com/technolo...736/story.html
NEWS SOURCE #3: http://news.sky.com/home/technology/article/16224212
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news story!