Angry Birds Star Wars Tops the App Store Charts in Just 2.5 Hours

Posted in Apple News, Apps, iOS on 09/11/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


Rovio officially launched a Star Wars tie-in version of their popular Angry Birds series yesterday, and as you might expect, it was meet with a great deal of excitement, and quickly drew in bakillions of downloads. In fact, Rovio announced this morning that Angry Birds Star Wars reached the #1 spot in the U.S. App Store in just 2.5 hours!

From the Rovio blog:

Angry Birds Star Wars made the jump to hyperspace yesterday with a phenomenal launch. Within 2.5 hours of launch, the app soared to #1 in the US iOS App Store, blasting away all of our previous records.

Actual download numbers haven’t been revealed – but reaching the top of the charts in under 3 hours is damn impressive – and it might be a new all-time record for the App Store! If you haven’t grabbed a copy yet, it’s available now from the iTunes and Mac App Stores.



J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.