Just days after the launch of Angry Birds Space, Rovio today announced via Twitter that the application has already seen ten million downloads. The game is topping Apple's paid and top-grossing charts for the App Store in countries around the world.
10 million Angry Birds Space downloads in less than 3 days! Thanks to our fans, stay tuned for more!
Even on the Mac platform, Angry Birds Space ranks as the #2 paid app behind OS X Lion and the #9 grossing app, appearing as the only non-Apple title on the latter list.
Angry Birds Space is available for iPhone/iPod touch ($0.99), iPad ($2.99), OS X ($4.99), Android, and PC.
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I would say that they are treating their iOS customers with *less* respect when you look at how they are packaging the game. No universal app, which is a jerk move to begin with to get just a bit more money, and then they limit included levels and join in on the "you must buy every little chunk of gameplay" tactic.
Some of this would be OK with a "freemium" model, but the fact that they are treating the game like paid shareware is pretty gross if you ask me. Plenty of reviews on the app store agree.
It's not "simply play the game without ads". I don't know about Angry Birds: Space, but for regular Angry Birds, the free version on iOS is a sample of about 25 levels with ads, and the free version on Android is the full game with ads. Big difference between 25 levels and 400+ (I think? I've never actually counted how many levels there are).
This is an irritation to me (the whole free on Android, paid on iOS), which is why I voted it 1 star and will continue until they get the point.
Actually, it's worse than just two copies; the game has moved closer to the dreaded "freemium" model.
The eagle (which has been a 1-time purchase with unlimited use in previous Angry Birds games) now only grants a limited number of uses, requiring you to spend money on it over and over if you use it a lot.
Plus, instead of simply "waiting" for levels to be unlocked or added, you can simply buy them as well.
So you buy the iPhone/iPod one, then pay again to get it non-scaled on iPad, then pay for Eagles (with both versions) pay to unlock levels (both versions), and then you still get to look at ads when you pause the game.
Well at least i hope that the planet marked "coming soon" will be a free update :).