When you own one of the top selling iOS games of all time, offering kind words to Apple should come as no surprise.
Speaking to Tech N’ Marketing, Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka, offered the following assessment of the future of mobile gaming:
“Apple will be the number one platform for a long time from a developer perspective, they have gotten so many things right. And they know what they are doing and they call the shots. Android is growing, but it’s also growing complexity at the same time. Device fragmentation not the issue, but rather the fragmentation of the ecosystem. So many different shops, so many different models. The carriers messing with the experience again. Open but not really open, a very Google centric ecosystem. And paid content just doesn’t work on Android.
Rovio owns Angry Birds, which continues to see strong sales a year after its introduction. The iPhone/iPod touch version of the game was, until recently, the top selling game in the App Store. Cut the Rope recently surpassed it.
The iPad version is also very successful.
Vesterbacka’s company recently announced a line of Angry Birds plush animals and iPhone cases too.