Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) has announced that Plants vs. Zombies 2 has hit the #1 app on the App Store in 137 countries worldwide. Plants vs. Zombies 2 is the sequel to PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies. Plants vs. Zombies 2 is initially exclusive to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The game launched this past Thursday. Plants vs. Zombies 2 has been downloaded over 16 million times since then. This is one of the largest openings on the App Store for a mobile game title ever. The one day downloads figures doubled EA’s previous mobile record.
“We are grateful and delighted with the incredible reception Plants vs. Zombies 2 has received from consumers around the globe,” stated Plants vs. Zombies Franchise Business Director Tony Leamer. “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.”
Below are some figures that the 16 million gamers achieved since the game launched:
– Over 11 billion suns generated
– Over 2 billion zombie waves
– Over 4 billion plants planted
– Over 25 million hours played