Angry Birds Trilogy sells 1 million

Xbox 360, PS3, and 3DS game goes platinum following launch in September; coming to Wii and Wii U in 2013.

The Angry Birds Trilogy for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and 3DS has soared to 1 million in sales since launch in September, publisher Activision announced today. The $40 bundle includes Angry Birds, Angry Birds, and Angry Birds Rio, as well as other new features.

Activision also announced today that Angry Birds Trilogy is coming to Wii and Wii U in 2013. The Wii U version will feature "very intriguing" system-specific features, according to Rovio executive vice president of games Petri Järvilehto.

Separately, Rovio announced this week that it had expanded its global brand advertising team with new senior hires in North America, Europe, and Asia. These new staffers will assist the company in finding major brands interested in using Angry Birds as an advertising platform.

Rovio had a busy 2012. The company released four new games (Angry Birds Space, Amazing Alex, Bad Piggies, and Angry Birds Star Wars) during the year, which also saw the Angry Birds series reach one billion downloads.

In addition, Rovio announced last year that the Angry Birds movie will release in summer 2016, helmed by Iron Man and Despicable Me producers.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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69 comments
EvilShabazz
EvilShabazz

...and just like Facebook and Twitter, I haven't and won't touch it.

Tangsta03
Tangsta03

I billion downloads was not enough for Rovio that they had to price this package so ridiculously? They should be handing these games out for free at this stage...

chisoxrule
chisoxrule

I'm just curious.  People shell out $40 for this collection but the iPhone versions had receive updated levels since these came out last year. So do these versions receive the same DLC?

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Who the hell paid $40 for Angry Birds? I understand a buck but $40? Absurd rip-off. Rovio is money hungry and knows they can take advantage of innocent customers with that IP.

r3pzero
r3pzero

let me get this straight... each one sells for like a dollar on a phone? and you people just paid $40? wtf is wrong with... thats a bigger rip off than any ea sports series...

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

People play Angry Birds on PS3/Xbox? And paid $40 for it? What the hell were they thinking?!

maddogmark25
maddogmark25

1 million morons dropped $40 dollars on a glorified flash game. And people wonder why we have money problems...

xpepox
xpepox

I downloaded all these games for free on my android  phone.  Why the hell would I pay $40 for them.

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CaLiBeiRs
CaLiBeiRs

calling them stupid is not enough, i need to create a new words for them

69ingChimpmunks
69ingChimpmunks

Honestly, I never saw the big deal about Angry Birds. I got sick of it after a few hours of playing. Also, I gotta agree with PlasmaBeam44, It costs a dollar to buy these games on your ipod touch or ipad yet it costs 40 dollars for them on console? Come on.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

Angry Birds is only fun for a short while.

PlasmaBeam44
PlasmaBeam44

1 million stupid people bought three $1 games for $40.

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Fun game - love it! Don't understand the haters!

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

Angry Birds is the gangman style of videogames.. lol

Zepthire95
Zepthire95

And people say the Wii U isn't getting any games!

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

Let me see.


1,000,000 sales X $40 = $40,000,000

$10,000,000 in profits for retailers

average of $3,000,000 in tax revenue

$30,000,000 for Activision and Rovio ($29,990,000 in profts)

acelogan1989
acelogan1989

is this petri jarvilehto the guy who directed max payne 2??

interrasteral7
interrasteral7

1 000 000 stupid parents willing to buy anything for their children without thinking.

JusXice
JusXice

Angry birds is the sh-t this game is fun,addicting, and challenging  

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

.......Why did this sold well in consoles? WHY?

Naylord
Naylord

It was such a ripoff though! 40 bucks for 3 one dollar phone games!

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

I like all the hate for this. Haven't you all seen the kids decked out in ABs clothing? That's who bought this..well their parents did.

Alpr1010
Alpr1010

I praise the game for being good, but it's more for casuals and I'd much rather play a game like Skyrim than AB.


Edit: people bought the games for $40? Ok, I take that back, people are retarded.

RPG_Fan_I_Am
RPG_Fan_I_Am

Does it really count as a sale if it's free on other things?

CommanderShiro
CommanderShiro

I'm sure a lot of these sales numbers are from parents buying it as a Christmas gift. 

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I bought Angry Birds for my phone 6 months ago for 99 cents.  I just finished the game last week.  That is the biggest return I have ever had on an investment... other than real money.

Nintendo316T
Nintendo316T

I don't want to live on this planet any more.

dre256x
dre256x

This is what i didn't appreciate with the angry birds trilogy.. If you buy all 3 games on Ios or android device.. if cost no more than $10 or less, but yet still the trilogy cost $30 or $40 on consoles (can't remember totally).. So your telling me license fee for consoles is that much that you have to charge so high.. 

aussiemuscle
aussiemuscle

@XboxGuy1537It's just THAT good! lol.

Eddie, you have a mistake in your article "Angry Birds, Angry Birds, and Angry Birds Rio,", should that be angry birds space?

soulless4now
soulless4now

@xpepox Seriously. I can't see any additions to the game that would justify spending $40 on it. It gets boring after awhile anyway.  

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

@SadPSPAddict The game is a fun casual game, but isn't worth $40 (for 3, but that's irrelevant) and isn't suited to ps3/xbox controls. Rovio took a gamble on stupid people buying this instead of getting it on iOS/Android and they won.

lucastcorrea
lucastcorrea

@Suikogaiden I don't hate Anry Birds because it is mainstream. I hate it because it is a ripoff of Crush the Castle on every possible level and has managed to have awful, trial-and-error physics even when using a ready-made physics engine. And I'd like to receive this money from your bet, because no, I have never thought of returning to that crap after the first time I "played" it.

RPG_Fan_I_Am
RPG_Fan_I_Am

Just to clarify this is a joke and I'm not being serious in anyway. don't want to upset people.

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

@shani_boy101 Well clearly some million people think it is. And having played it on the Xbox and iPad I personally think the Xbox controls are more precise and very well suited. Equally not everyone has a smartphone or tablet so more market coverage that clearly paid off!