As if there was any doubt left in your mind that Angry Birds has attained such ridiculous levels of success that describing it as "success" barely feels appropriate anymore, try this on for size: The Angry Birds family of games has now been downloaded over half a billion times. Sure, that figure is worldwide and across all versions, even the free ones, but to put things into perspective consider this: That's about 1.6 Angry Birds downloads for every man, woman, and child in the United States. That's just… incredible.

Rovio released the following video that has some other crazy statistics on Angry Birds:

If for some strange reason you still haven't played an Angry Birds game, you should get on that. I prefer Seasons, but really, they're all great games and available now for basically ever platform imaginable.

  • Sonny Whitaker

    You know, when I was a kid, I used to build simple structures with Jenga blocks and throw rocks at it. If I had known to patent that and call it a "strategy game", I could have been a millionaire.

  • http://www.jv21.com/ John V. Keogh

    I read that the App Store passed 18 billion downloads last week, so .5 is quite a good share.

  • Benjamin Rodriguez

    still never downloaded any version on my iphone. Played plenty of those types of games to know it doesn't interest me at all.

  • Pat Barbu

    Does it bother anyone that this has happened, from a 'gamers' perspective? That this game has gotten so large that it has movies, toys and even apparel!!!!

    I've never played it but have seen it. Maybe that it's just not for me but I just don't understand. At least something with a bit more depth? Am I far off from assuming there isn't much story to the game?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tianyu.ma2009 Tianyu Ma

    What's the ratio of the downloads from Apple's app store though?