Dec. 8, 2010 at 1:31 PM ET
It seems the fuming fowl of "Angry Birds" are unstoppable.
Oh sure, they might have been briefly knocked from their mighty perch in Apple's App store by the candy-eating monster of "Cut the Rope," but they are back in the No. 1 position again and selling eggcellently (sorry, couldn't help myself). In fact, the mobile phone gaming juggernaut from Rovio has reached a whopping 12 million copies sold.
Rovio CEO Mikael Hed talked about the game at this week's Le Web 10 in Paris. TechCrunch was there and reports that Hed said the company has not only sold 12 million copies of the game to date, but they've also seen 30 million downloads of the free version of the app.
The game is available in Apple's App Store for iPhones and iPads, and recently launched for Android phones as well.
But what about those Windows Phone 7 devices? If you'll remember, there was a bit of a flap earlier this year as Microsoft seemed to claim the game would be available on its new game-centric operating system — though Rovio said that wasn't the case at the time.
But at Le Web 10, Hed had this to say on the topic:
"We’re actively looking at WP7, we have a very good relationship with Microsoft. They just announced our game for the platform a bit ahead of schedule."
Hed said they are also looking to bring the game to Facebook and Google's Chrome Web store. And for those of you hoping to play it on your Xbox, PlayStation 3 or Wii, Hed says that's in the works for sure.
"Next year, we’ll be moving to consoles," he said. "It’s a more traditional business model, but we’re interested in the downloadable games aspect of it," he told TechCrunch.
Meanwhile, for those of you who've already played through the original bird-hurtling game and its Halloween-themed update, Rovio has launched "Angry Birds: Seasons" for the holidays. New levels to conquer and new pigs to pummel.