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Rovio's Bad Piggies Launches, Tops Charts in Three Hours

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Rovio has another successful app launch with its Angry Birds spinoff, Bad Piggies.

On Thursday, Angry Birds creator Rovio launched its highly anticipated Bad Piggies. Taking place in the same Angry Birds universe, Bad Piggies lets the franchise's green porkers shine in the spotlight, and boy did they shine. Launched at 3 a.m. EST, the game quickly became a hit, reaching the top spot in iTunes in approximately three hours.

Rovio's Ville Heijari tweeted, "@BadPiggies hit #1 in the US iTunes App Store in slightly over 3 hours from launch. Incredible stuff from @RovioHQ" Surprisingly, the app didn't have the same amount of success over on Android, though that could change quickly once it becomes a featured app on Google Play.

When Rovio launched its Angry Birds Space back in March, reports came in showing 10 million downloads in as little as 72 hours. Fans of the series have been waiting a long time for a Pig-centered title, so it might not be too shocking to see Bad Piggies with an even more successful launch. Have you tried the app yet? Let us know what you think of it in the comments below!

 

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    artemisclydefrog , September 29, 2012 2:26 AM
    Should have named it "Bacon Bad"
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    Meatymutawings , September 29, 2012 3:44 AM
    at least they made a completely different new game, instead of continuing to milk their old franchise.
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    spookie , September 29, 2012 6:25 AM
    I'll try it once I can download it for free on pc or Chrome
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    Thunderfox , September 29, 2012 1:13 PM
    Selling a lot does not mean that it is good, it just means that they have a lot of name recognition. You can't get much more accessible than Angry Birds, but this looks notably more complicated,. and thus less approachable, particularly by the non-gamer types who play things like Angry Birds.
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    house70 , September 29, 2012 1:54 PM
    It will wear off, like any other novel thing.
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    syrious1 , September 29, 2012 2:28 PM
    whoopty do Basil, what does it all mean?
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    eklipz330 , September 29, 2012 3:14 PM
    Meatymutawingsat least they made a completely different new game, instead of continuing to milk their old franchise.

    they released that other game a little while ago as well... as long as theyre not like zynga, i dont mind if they created the gaming icon of the decade. angry birds is pretty darn simple, and pretty darn popular
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    Kryan , September 30, 2012 2:52 AM
    spookieI'll try it once I can download it for free on pc or Chrome

    it's free on Android, not sure about iphoan.
    The game itself is kinda good. I got a 3 year old kid to play it one my HTC One X, so that speaks for its simplicity. But for me personally, it petered out fairly quickly. I'm not complaining, it's free and fun for train rides.
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