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.


  • Pardon my little Star Wars fan boy squee moment, but OMFG it’s so fun. We now return you to your normally scheduled blog.


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.