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Temple Run 2 a smashing success, sets new mobile game download record

Temple Run 2 achieves 50 million downloads in just 13 days, takes record away from Rovio's 35 days

Trace Hagan | Jan 31, 2013 at 03:33 pm CST (0 mins, 56 secs reading time)

Temple Run 2, the sequel to the smash hit Temple Run, has set a new mobile game download record. Popularity for the game has allowed it to easy smash the last record, which was held by Rovio's Angry Birds Space. The record in question is how long it took to reach 50 million downloads. Angry Birds Space did it in 35 days.

Temple Run 2 a smashing success, sets new mobile game download record |

So, how long do you think it took Temple Run 2 to cross that same threshold? If you guessed 13 days, you'd be spot on. That's right, Temple Run 2 was downloaded 50 million times in just 13 days, beating the previous record in just about one-third of the time it took.

It should be noted that Angry Birds Space is a paid game, costing $0.99, while Temple Run 2 is free. This could have helped Temple Run 2's adoption numbers, though by how much is up for speculation.

"Temple Run has evolved into something so much bigger than us," says Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi. "The game has performed beyond our wildest dreams, and we are thrilled that gamers and fans have embraced Temple Run 2 in such a short period of time."

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