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Plants vs. Zombies iPhone App Sales Sets App Store Record

2/27/2010 09:13:00 AM - 1 comments
Another record set at the App Store as PopCap Games announced Plants vs. Zombies for the iPhone has sold over 300,000 copies and made $1 Million in sales in just 9 days. Amazing!! Isn’t it? Analyst believe that although the title ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ was slated to be a highly anticipated title, the sales report and the revenue it has generated in less than a fortnight is phenomenal.

This sales figure from Plants vs. Zombies has also set new standards for the App Store. According to a statement made by PopCap Games, customer feedback on the iPhone adaptation of Plants vs. Zombies has been inspiring. Early customer feedback and critical analysis of the app has referred to it as a great adaptation of the game – considering the fun element being kept intact on the smaller touch screen, in spite of it being originally a computer game.

Plants vs. Zombies – The Game begins

"Plants vs. Zombies" can be described as a finely-tuned tower defense game. The main game strategy is to place offensive plants on your lawn to prevent zombies from breaking into your house and eating your brains. You have the option of choosing from dozens of different plants with diverse attack properties – specific to handle certain kinds of zombies. As for example, if you plant an ice plant, it will stop the track and field zombie from charging your front lines.

The best thing about Plants vs. Zombies is that the game remains basically unchanged on iPhone and iPod Touch. In fact, iPhone enthusiasts believe that the iPhone version of ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ with brilliant touch screen controls is in reality better than the full PC and Mac versions.

Every move for the app is controlled by touch - from collecting sun to laying down new plants. This allows you to multitask a better way than you could would actually do with a mouse and keyboard. Originally launched on the PC and Mac in May, 2009; it has however, reached the top slot on the AppStore within 24 hours of its launch. And the most interesting fact is that it is selling for $2.99, which is higher than many paid apps.

It’s raining fortunes for PopCap Games

It is indeed raining fortunes for PopCap Games at its Plants vs. Zombies game hit the $1 million revenue mark in the first nine days of sales, selling 300,000 units and setting a new record for AppStore. Analysts also believe that a console game that sold 300,000 units has the potential to generate $18 million at retail.

Apart from that, PopCap also revealed that Bejeweled 2 has now sold more than 3 million units on the AppStore; thus making it the first paid app to hit that milestone. The consistent positioning of the jewel puzzle game in the top ten on the AppStore’s top-grossing list is no small feat considering the competitive existence of 150,000 iPhone apps in the store now. But all in all, Plants vs. Zombies app is a complete steal and a game you would love to own.

Have you played ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ on the iPhone? Share your experiences.

Posted: Seuli.B

1 Response

Haha yeah, and i enjoyed it sooo much more than i did on the Ipod Touch/Iphone out there :)

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