Rovio’s ‘Bad Piggie’ hits number 1 in iTunes store hours after launch

Chase Kell
The Right Click
September 27, 2012

It didn't take long for Rovio to return to the top of the app charts. Just over three hours, to be exact.

The Finnish gaming company, best known for the massively popular Angry Birds title, were celebrating the launch of Bad Piggies earlier this morning. And before many of us had a chance to prepare breakfast, Bad Piggies had already reached number 1 in the U.S. iTunes App Store.

Rovio's Ville Heijari (@heijari ) broke the news when he tweeted a screenshot of the top paid apps in the iTunes store shortly after 6 a.m. EST.

Bad Piggies, the company's latest contribution to the mobile platform, is an entirely new game where users "play from the pig's point of view, building vehicle-style contraptions to get you through the map," reports TechCrunch. At the time of writing, Bad Piggies had earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 on Google Play.

We're not quite sure if this is an exceptional accomplishment, or just another standard product release for the famed mobile gaming company. As TechCrunch reports, Angry Birds Space reached number 1 in the app store "just hours" after launch. That same game went on to hit 10 million downloads in as many days, reaching the 50 million mark in a little more than a month.

When speaking of the feat, Jordan Crook said it best: "Well done, Rovio (*golfclap*)."

Bad Piggies is available for iOS, Android, Mac and PC and will be released soon for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. There's a free ad-supported version available on Google Play, otherwise the game will run you between $0.99-$4.99 USD depending on your platform of choice.