Rovio taking iPhone game to consoles

Rovio taking iPhone game to consoles

By Rob Crossley

August 2nd 2010 at 3:25PM

Angry Birds, having amassed a fortune in the App Store, is set for digital expansion

Develop Award-winning studio Rovio is capitalising on the success of its breakthrough iPhone title Angry Birds – by porting the title to WiiWare and PSN.

Speaking to UK newspaper The Sun, Rovio co-founder Joe Wee stated that the studio is “also releasing [Angry Birds] on Nintendo DS, Sony PSP and PS3”.

According to the report, the game has made £2 million in sales – an astounding feat considering it is listed as 59p on the iPhone and £4.99 on the iPad.

“It's a simple idea,” said Wee, “just smash the pigs to pieces - but it's very addictive”.

Rovio took the Best Download IP prize at this year’s Develop Awards.