Plants vs. Zombies 2 hits 16 million downloads

PopCap Games' free-to-play mobile game the "biggest mobile game launch in EA history"; players have logged 25 million hours; Far Future update on the way.

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Today during Electronic Arts' Gamescom press briefing, the company announced that its free-to-play mobile game Plants vs. Zombies 2 has been downloaded more than 16 million times since launch on August 15.

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This makes the game the "biggest mobile game launch in EA history," according to the company. Plants vs. Zombies 2 is currently available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. It will launch on other platforms later.

Day-one downloads of Plants vs. Zombies 2 were nearly double EA's previous mobile record, the company said. The game was number 1 in the App Store in 137 countries, EA said.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 players have logged over 25 million hours in the game so far and have faced over 2 billion zombie waves. Gamers have planted 4 billion plants and generated 11 billion suns, EA added.

EA also announced today an all-new "major" content update for Plants vs. Zombies 2 called "Far Future." No information was provided about when this content will release.

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