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Angry Birds coming to PS3, Xbox 360, Wii

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Ever since its publisher was bought by EA, Angry Birds has been destined to make its way to the home console platforms. That move has now been announced by the game's developer, Rovio, at an event in London.

Epitomizing the dreams of independent game makers across the world, Angry Birds went from a tiny casual game from an unknown developer to iPhone phenomenon in a matter of weeks. With more than 10 million downloads across Android, iPhone, and Nokia, Angry Birds has become the defining picture of the mobile games industry.

Despite being a 99-cent game, Angry Birds has pulled in millions of dollars for Rovio, and was a key factor in EA's decision to buy the game's publisher, Chillingo, for $20 million.

Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka didn't provide any more details about the game's shift to consoles, but we'd expect it to be a fairly inexpensive downloadable title with a few extra features and souped-up graphics thrown in.

It's an interesting time for the gaming industry as a whole. Games like Angry Birds are getting flooded with praise and high sales volumes, while multimillion-dollar behemoths like Final Fantasy XIV are lambasted.

Everyone's pinching pennies these days, and it doesn't take a genius to figure out which end of the video game spectrum stands to profit from that. The only question is how long Angry Bird's celebrity status can be maintained.

[Source: PC World]

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5 comments

  • Brandon1217 - November 29, 2010 7:08 p.m.

    I've played it and it is a really good game but some levels are just really messed up. 8P
  • Shagnasty - November 16, 2010 6:54 p.m.

    I don't get why this game is so beloved. I got it on my Nexus One and the physics are wonky. Instead of actually making intelligent and difficult puzzles, they made it artificially hard by making shit stick together. This is in no way a "physics" based game if two pieces of wood stick to each other like it's one bent piece of rubber.
  • AxiamWolfe - November 16, 2010 12:45 a.m.

    I never really understood where Chillingo got involved in Angry Birds. The only part of Angry Birds that is Chillingo related is the Crystal network integration. Isn't it actually published by Clickgamer?
  • DarthCockels - November 15, 2010 10:55 p.m.

    I imagine this will be hitting XBLA/PSN, anyone know when?
  • Cleanser247 - November 15, 2010 10:09 p.m.

    Damn!, this game was successful!

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