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Plants vs. Zombies 2 installed on iOS 25 million times since August

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is on more than 25 million iOS devices, exceeding its predecessor's lifetime reach on the mobile OS despite only launching in August. Electronic Arts today announced the sterling performance of PopCap's free-to-play garden defense sequel in its second quarter 2014 fiscal statement.

While the previous title started on PC and made its way to mobile devices over years of growth, PvZ 2 began exclusively on iOS. It fully released on Android last week and will likely experience a second boom as the widespread mobile OS' users begin battle gardening.

EA lost $273 million over the quarter, though it said in a conference call with investors that it is working on several cost-control measures: those include "sunsetting" multiple browser-based social games and canceling development on the free-to-play Command & Conquer.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.