After being released for roughly three days on Android, Angry Birds has already hit an astonishing two million downloads. It's worth noting that the Android version of Angry Birds is an ad-sponsored free version but, regardless of that fact, these numbers are huge.
The game has already been purchased over 6.5 million times on the iPhone App Store, with over 11 million downloading the free "lite" version since the game was released in December 2009.
Sometimes there seems to be a slight amount of snobbery towards gaming on smartphones, despite the fact that it's a huge area of growth for the games industry. Figures like this are a testament to that fact. On a personal level, I'd say that roughly 30-40 per cent of my gaming is now done on a mobile device.
Have you guys spent much time playing games on the go with your smartphones? I've spent a ludicrous amount of time playing Doodle Jump, and actually just finished Angry Birds in the last week or so. What do you think about smartphone gaming in general - will it eventually make handheld devices like the Nintendo DS redundant?
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