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Tetris mobile downloads top 100 million

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 20 Jan 2010 18:35 User comments (2)

Tetris mobile downloads top 100 million Companies that market the 25 year old classic, Tetris, are expected to announce that the game has reached an impressive 100 million mobile downloads -- paid mobile downloads at that. Since it's creation in 1984, it has had a long life, exploding with its role in the success of the Game Boy, released in 1989.
Ever since it rose to worldwide popularity, it had stayed around one way or another, racking up millions of players.

Tetris' playing format (doesn't need explanation!) makes it very suitable for mobile devices in particular, and it is not surprising that it has hit such a significant milestone on such devices. It's neat, familiar interface, combined with simple control requires, means it is suitable for a very wide range of mobile phones and other devices made by a wide range of CE companies.

EA Mobile, an arm of Electronic Arts Inc., currently licenses Tetris from Blue Planet Software. The official announcement of the sales milestone is expected on Thursday.

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2 user comments

120.1.2010 20:21

Egads! That's a lot of downloads! Side note: has EA always been this big or did they get a lot bigger the past few years? Or was i just more clueless back then?

222.1.2010 5:55

Ha! Thanks for reminding I have this very game on my phone!!
I was getting bored to death!!

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