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Angry Birds hits 1 billion downloads, Rovio reports $106.3M in revenue

Wednesday, 9th May 2012 16:05 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Rovio announced in its latest financial report that its Angry Birds franchise has been downloaded 1 billion times.

The firm also reported revenues of $106.3 million with pre-tax profits of $67.6 million – which is 64% of its total revenue.

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.”

It was reported yesterday that a Windows Phone version of Angry Birds Space isn’t far off.

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3 Comments

  1. TheWulf

    Way to go Rovio.

    Like I’ve said, I’ve been spending a lot of time on my iPad, lately, and I’m really glad to see mobile devs really being successful.

    With how great the indie scene is on the iPad (which is far better than the Android, sorry to say, as I have access to a Samsung Galaxy Tab too), I haven’t regretted that purchase for a moment.

    Tempted to do a thread on the forums, highlighting some of the more obscure stuff out there. Things like Waking Mars, Crow, and MacGuffin’s Curse really need to do well, too. They deserve to.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 I really wish I had a pad just for the games I play on my mobile. Less strain on the eyes etc. I bet Angry Birds is much better on one too.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. TheWulf

    @2

    Yeah, I had to get an iPad because of sight difficulties. Basically, my optic nerves are like bits of string and not at all healthy (not the most fun thing to suffer with), so I couldn’t see the screen of an iPhone even with glasses.

    It’s definitely worth it, though. I’ve been genuinely enjoying some of the stuff available on iOS, and that market just seems to be going from strength to strength.

    #3 2 years ago

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