Angry Birds coming to Windows Phone 7 June 29

Windows Phone 7 users who have been waiting patiently to play Rovio's hit arcade game Angry Birds will have to be patient for a bit longer. PC Magazine reports that the Windows Phone 7 version of the game will now be coming out on June 29. Previously the game was announced by Microsoft to be released for the WP7 platform on May 25. There's no word on why there was a delay in the game's release but Microsoft does say that when it does come out the Angry Birds WP7 version will cost $2.99 and include 195 levels.

In related news Rovio announced today that Angry Birds has now sold 200 million copies across all of the game's current platforms. That includes sales from the game's movie-themed expansion pack Angry Games Rio which sold 10 million copies in just its first 10 days. Rovio also announced that it has seen over 6 million downloads of the game via Google's Chrome Web Store in just its first week.

In addition to the Windows Phone 7 version of Angry Birds, Microsoft has announced a number of other games that will be coming to users of those devices over the next several weeks. Hydro Thunder GP is due out on May 25 while Doodle Jump is being released on June 1. June 8 brings Geodefense to WP7 while Sega's Sonic The Hedgehog Episode 1 is coming to the phone OS on June 15. Finally the great Plants vs Zombies makes its Windows Phone 7 debut on June 22.

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I don't see why Angry Birds is so great, I got bored after the first set of three levels. Shouldn't define a platform if it has it or not.

dave164 said,
I don't see why Angry Birds is so great, I got bored after the first set of three levels. Shouldn't define a platform if it has it or not.

Just because you don't see what's so great about it doesn't mean it isn't popular among others. I played it, it's fun for a bit, but it does get old. But others love it, it's proven to be popular in every app store it hits, the majority of people still like it. It shouldn't define a platform, but as of now in the consumers eyes, it's cool if it has it.

TBH, I can say the same. It get's boring as all it is, is knocking down towers and killing pigs with birds. I got bored after a few minutes. Plus, the levels are all the same, so I doubt people would rebuy it again if they played it before. As it's on so many devices like PC/Mac/Chrome/iOS/Android etc.

Plus why is it pricier on WP7 than on iOS? But P.v.Z will be a good game, I love it!

TechDudeGeorge said,
Plus why is it pricier on WP7 than on iOS?

Because stupid developers love to take advantage of the extra money they can get on WP7 due to Microsoft's lack of restrictions. I really am hating these developers who think that they can get an extra amount of cash thanks to WP7. Microsoft really needs to crack down on these greedy jack***** before it gets out of control.

PlogCF said,

Because stupid developers love to take advantage of the extra money they can get on WP7 due to Microsoft's lack of restrictions. I really am hating these developers who think that they can get an extra amount of cash thanks to WP7. Microsoft really needs to crack down on these greedy jack***** before it gets out of control.

Yes because $2.99 for a mobile game with 195 levels is very expensive; way too expensive. . . . You must flip out every time you see the price of an Xbox game.

PlogCF said,

Because stupid developers love to take advantage of the extra money they can get on WP7 due to Microsoft's lack of restrictions. .... Microsoft really needs to crack down on these greedy jack***** before it gets out of control.

I dont see how its Microsoft's fault... Dont the developers set the price? Its not like MS can say "One price for all platforms" Look at the current state of the console market.. The price difference from developers and platforms these days..

Would that mean they would make alot more cash from their WP7 release? Im not sure if MS skim the same % per sale than apple do after all..

I have to wonder how much of that is just legacy. Windows Mobile was full of $20+ programs before the term "app" was ever stylish.

Callum said,

Yes because $2.99 for a mobile game with 195 levels is very expensive; way too expensive. . . . You must flip out every time you see the price of an Xbox game.

It is far too expensive when you can get the same app or game on Android or iOS for 99 cents. That's the problem here: no standardization of prices, and advantageous moves made by developers for users of certain platforms. It makes me annoyed, frankly.

PlogCF said,

It is far too expensive when you can get the same app or game on Android or iOS for 99 cents. That's the problem here: no standardization of prices, and advantageous moves made by developers for users of certain platforms. It makes me annoyed, frankly.

The problem is the Xbox integration on WP7, which the devs feel is worth more money, but for which (IIRC) MS does not ask for any more money

TechDudeGeorge said,
TBH, I can say the same. It get's boring as all it is, is knocking down towers and killing pigs with birds. I got bored after a few minutes. Plus, the levels are all the same, so I doubt people would rebuy it again if they played it before. As it's on so many devices like PC/Mac/Chrome/iOS/Android etc.

Plus why is it pricier on WP7 than on iOS? But P.v.Z will be a good game, I love it!

I'd say its to do with platform %, WP7 has a fraction of the userbase of iOS and android, plus on android they have trouble getting people to pay for apps.

Plus they had to add xBox live integration, whether this is an easy task I dont know, but the port is taking a while so I imagine its costing them to do it.

I'm a WP7 user, and am angry at some of the prices, I only hope that as the user base grows that devs strat to see they can charge less and still make a profit.

SCRISP said,
Where's the Xbox version which was suppose to be here ages ago?

I would say same time as WP7 version, since its all XNA annd xBox live integration, should be same code for both.

The media...especially the tech media are making way way way too much out of these angry birds. It sounds more like the media are advertising them more than reporting them.

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