Plants Vs Zombies Rakes In $US1 Million

We're all huge fans of Plants vs Zombies here, even the iPhone one that chugs with the older version of the hardware, but the numbers released today by PopCap are still surprising.

According to the publisher Plants vs Zombies sold more than 300,000 copies in the first nine days, setting a new record for App Store launches, and has already grossed more than $US1 million at $US2.99 a pop.

Doing some quick maths shows that it only took 335,000 or so in sales to hit the $US1 million number, so I suspect PopCap grossed way more than that already.

As if that weren't enough for casual game developer PopCap, they also say that Bejeweled, which seems to have a permanent home on our iPhone sales charts, is now the first paid app to reach three million in sales.

"Plants vs Zombies is our latest major franchise to make the jump to iPhone, and from the early customer and critical feedback it appears to be a great adaptation of the game," said Andrew Stein, director of mobile business development at PopCap. "There's always a concern when bringing a computer game to a mobile, pocket-sized device that something will get lost in the process, but in this case the overwhelming consensus is that Plants vs. Zombies is even more fun on the smaller touch screen!"

So what's next for PopCap?


    I bought it (plants vs. zombies) and I have to say Popcap deserves my money. This is the best game on the iPhone/iTouch by far. I'm rather disappointing with the amount though, i thought they'd get into the multi-millions.

    Maybe with the million they made they can add survival mode to the iphone version.

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