October 3, 2012
Apparently, those Bad Piggies aren’t so bad after all. Rovio is reporting that their latest game has smashed all previous download records. The pseudo-Angry Birds spinoff remains No. 1 in the App Store, a height it reached just three hours after its debut. Launched Sept. 27, the Bad Piggies rise to the top was the fastest for a Rovio game, and is the company’s third No. 1 bestseller release in a row this year. Angry Birds Space and Amazing Alex also reached the No. 1 spot on the App Store charts in 2012, but each took a little longer to do so. According to 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. Our fans have given Bad Piggies an incredible reception - we can't thank them enough!Bad Piggies, which lets players take control of the green pigs from Angry Birds, will receive its first free update in the coming weeks. “Flight Into The Night” will include more levels, unlockable content, and additional plot twists. You haven’t checked out Bad Piggies yet? Get it now for the iPhone/iPod touch, iPad, and Mac.