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Angry Birds publisher breaks sales record with Cut the Rope

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When it comes to iPhone games, Chillingo knows its stuff. The publisher of insta-hit Angry Birds has struck gold yet again with its latest game, Cut the Rope, which has become the fastest-selling iPhone game yet.

According to a comment from the publisher today, Cut the Rope has already sold one million copies. That's a bold milestone for any iPhone app, but this one happened to reach it in just 10 days - faster than any other game that's been released in the App Store.


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It's a game in which players strategically snip threads of rope to drop dangling pieces of candy to a cutesy monster, named Om Nom, below. If that doesn't sound like a recipe for an unsurpassable success, I don't know what does.

As a 99-cent download ($1.99 for iPad), though, it doesn't quite become the fastest-grossing iPhone game. That record still belongs to Plants vs. Zombies, which tallied sales of over $1 million in just nine days. But at a launch price of around $3, the number of people who actually bought PvZ in the first week and a half only reaches about a third the sales of Cut the Rope.

"Cut the Rope’s popularity has skyrocketed throughout recent days as fans eagerly share with others how addictive and fun the gameplay is on iOS devices. We are thrilled to see Om Nom’s fame spread across the world and are collaborating with Developer, ZeptoLab to bring fresh new updates, which will be revealed soon," wrote Chillingo director Chris Byatte in a statement.


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Chillingo is also still collecting big App Store sales checks for Angry Birds, a game that quickly became the talk of the town for iPhone gamers. It's been so successful for so long that the developer is actually considering a full-length Angry Birds movie. Hey, if they can make a movie based on Asteroids, why not?

[Source: The App Whisperer]

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  • DanAmrich - October 15, 2010 12:14 a.m.

    Cut the Rope is great -- they deserve the success. It's a cute and clever game. But the question remains: CAN they make a movie based on Asteroids?

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