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Angry Birds Dev Claims Console Games Are Dying

by Phil Kollar on Mar 14, 2011 at 03:05 PM

When you've created a game as astonishingly successful as the iPhone hit Angry Birds, it's only a matter of time before it goes to your head and you start making some bold proclamations. Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka is leading the charge and saying the continued growth of the mobile market isn't a fluke.

IGN reports on comments made by Vesterbacka on a panel at South By Southwest. During the panel he said that console games are dying along with the concept of paying $50+ for a game.

Vesterbacka's evidence for this bold claim? His own game's success. Angry Birds has now been downloaded on various platforms and in various forms over 100 million times. Of course one platform's (admittedly incredible) success does not necessarily mean another platform is "dying," does it?

[Thanks to mrchicken388 for the tip]