Today is the one year anniversary of the launch of King.com’s mobile version of Candy Crush Saga (Free), and the developers are announcing an incredible statistic: It has been downloaded over half a billion times. Candy Crush is without a doubt a worldwide hit, but to put that number into perspective, per 2013 estimates ever single person in North America would need to download the game for King.com to hit that mark.
The numbers get crazier when you dig into their statistics: 150 billion games of Candy Crush have been played, and 1/23rd of Facebook’s entire user base is playing the game. Level 65 is regarded as the most notorious level for people to get stuck on, and the most popular time to play the game is between the hours of 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM with Sunday being the most active day of the week for Candy Crush players.
If you’re somehow not one of the half a billion people who have downloaded the game, you really should check it out. It’s this popular for a reason, and that reason is because it’s actually a surprising amount of fun. If you’re looking for a place to get started, check out our Candy Crush tips guide which will give you a brief primer in how it all works.