Last Thursday, PopCap Games released Plants vs. Zombies 2 on the App Store as a free game with in-app purchases.
It was supposed to be available everywhere “by late spring” but Electronic Arts, the developer behind PopCap Games, decided to push back the release. Nevertheless, Plants vs. Zombies 2 appeared on the Australian and New Zealand App Store on July 14 – Electronic Arts explained that these two markets were not as big as the United States and represented a great test bed to see how users reacted to the new technology implemented in the app.
Since the first release, users have spent over 25 million hours playing the game; over four billion plants have been planted; and the app is already available in 137 countries.
Plants vs. Zombies 2 has been downloaded 16 million times and it’s now the most successful title in the history of EA.
This is what the developer had to say:
We are grateful and delighted with the incredible reception Plants vs. Zombies 2 has received from consumers around the globe,” said Tony Leamer, Franchise Business Director for Plants vs. Zombies. We certainly had high hopes for the game, but to see fans playing the game so quickly and in such huge numbers is truly amazing.
As a way to celebrate this great success, Plants vs. Zombies 2 will soon see a new update, named “Far Future”, that brings new content.
Plants vs. Zombies 2 is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad as a universal and exclusive app. Have you downloaded it? Do you like it? Let us know in the comment section below.
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