Angry Birds 2 Passes 10 Million Downloads

New download milestone for Rovio's bird-flinging sequel.

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Angry Birds 2 is off to a hot start. Developer Rovio has announced that the bird-flinging sequel has passed 10 million downloads since its release for mobile phones and tablets on July 29.

The entire Angry Birds franchise has tallied more than 1 billion downloads since it originally debuted in 2009.

Angry Birds 2 is a free-to-play game, so big download numbers are to be expected. Rovio did not share any information regarding how many of those 10 million players have spent real-world money on it.

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In Angry Birds 2, your arsenal of birds takes the form of cards. When you use them up, you lose a life. After this, you can either wait for those lives to refill after using them up, or spend in-game currency to buy a few more chances. Another change for Angry Birds 2 is the environments, which now have a multi-area layout.

For more on Angry Birds 2, check out our full breakdown of features and more here.

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How? How is THIS garbage killing the portable industry? Why would people want to play Angry Birds and Temple Run over Zelda, Pokemon, or Fire Emblem?

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@zeldafan195: These people aren't gamers. They don't want to actually play games. They want to waste two minutes while standing in line at McDonald's.

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@zeldafan195:

Ah.....seems we have a Nintendo fan here. It's quite simple. People don't have time to figure out what Chrom should do, what attacks to teach a Regigigas or searching far and wide for a Triforce piece. Some ppl don't have time to play these games nor have the patience to learn a game. They want accessibility and easy to learn stuff.

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@zeldafan195: For starters, Smartphones are more portable than a 3DS. For an adult, you also don't look like a tool playing it. Secondly, the quality is either matched by Nintendo standards or exceeds it.

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@Sevenizz: Matches Nintnedo's standards? What the hell are you smoking? Zelda: ALBW won Game of the Year on GS. Fire Emblem Awakening revived the series, and was one of the best portable games that year. Tearaway is one of the best 3D platformers recently. Smash Bros (even at the portable level) is a top notch fighting game, with tons of depth. All you've got on Mobile are endless runners, mindless time wasters, and games that require paying for upgrades, or endless grinding. There is no depth to them. There is no story to them.

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@zeldafan195: Not everyone needs a 40 hour RPG on the go. That's why Angry Birds and Candy Crush are very popular with many people.

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@Sevenizz: You avoided my main point there. Those games are garbage that are just meant to waste time. They don't match the quality of any portable games. And for cheap, shorter games to play if you've got little time, there are plenty of high quality games on the eshop like Pushmo.

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@zeldafan195: If they were garbage - no one would buy them.

Why do you care what people play? You think your games will disappear somehow?

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@Sevenizz: They are disappearing. Have you not noticed the portable industry is dying? Sony has pretty much abandoned the Vita, and while successful, the 3DS still might end up being Nintendo's lowest selling portable system.

When developers are in one part of the industry, that means they aren't in another. When a company puts development into mobile games, that's development that's not going into portable or console games.

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@zeldafan195: Western development has shifted to mobile for development. The Nintendo model is dying - and good riddance. If you can't compete - who needs ya?

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@Sevenizz: As puzzling as it is, people in general tend to seem more A.D.D than ever. I think all we are seeing here is statical bs that includes so many noncore gamers. I'm sure it's been designed to show some old board the reason the tradition console market was no longer viable. Thirty-three or so million units of just the major two later. Well, maybe we were wrong about that.

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@Sevenizz: Oh come on. I play tons of mobile games, simply because they are more portable than my 3DS is, for those short trips on the bus for example. However, the quality doens't even come close to handheld games. Not even a tiny bit.

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@Sevenizz: I'm 29 and plays with his 3DS. Definitely doesn't make you a "tool". Lol

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@breadman1455: I didn't say you're a tool - I said you look like one playing it in public.

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@Sevenizz: I play mine in public. And? Pretty sure there are more tools that play Candy Crush on their phones as opposed to me simply playing Monster Hunter with a few buddies in a park.

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@breadman1455: You say it like it's a bad thing.

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@davillain-:

I simply hate Candy Crush lol

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@breadman1455: Then don't play it. But why does it bother you if others like it? Are you somehow superior to them?

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@Sevenizz: why are people who play their handhelds tools? Are YOU superior to them? I can see that your high defense in mobile games is tried and true. I just don't like the idea of nickle and diming players by charging them for items they need or to refill their life counter. There are quite a few casual games for low prices that can be brought man. And don't say people love free games when they are spending close to $100 on in-game purchases.

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@Sevenizz: This is a good point. I look at it this way, perhaps people that would have never tried a real game may become enticed to do so after playing these. Either way, it is their time and money, not mine.

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@zeldafan195: Everybody has a phone or iPad, not everybody has a 3DS. It's simple numbers and accessibility

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@zeldafan195: Let me guess - you haven't played it, right?

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@zeldafan195: It's free. Plus, there are days when you're bored, away from home, and you don't happen to have your 3DS with you. Lighten up.

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@zeldafan195: because you don't need to buy a 3DS to play them, you also don't need to carry a 3DS round to play them and it's free

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@normanislost: 3DS would probably be dead if those franchise were available on mobile phones

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@Pr0ving4Gr0undz said:

@normanislost: 3DS would probably be dead if those franchise were available on mobile phones

No duh. Software sells hardware. That's like saying McDonald's would be dead if Burger King had the could legally sell all of McDonald's branded "food".

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It breaks the heart.

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@barbarossa213: How? Looks fun to me.

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