Angry Birds seems to be making mobile gaming history week after week. Most recently TechCrunch reports that Rovio is on track to earn upwards of $1 million per month via advertising alone on the Android version of Angry Birds. Alas, the game is free on Google’s OS but costs $0.99 on Apple’s iOS. Still, let there be no doubt that this game is worth it.
One of the most successful mobile games right now is Angry Birds, which has been downloaded more than 30 million times across different mobile platforms, with 12 million of those being paid downloads on iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. But on Android, the game is free, and is supported by advertising. Angry Birds has been downloaded more than 5 million times on Android since that version launched in October. “By end of year, we project earnings of over $1 million per month with the ad-supported version of Angry Birds,” says Peter Vesterbacka, the “Mighty Eagle” behind the game at Rovio Mobile.