Tetris - 100,000,000+ Downloads - WTF?

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  1. fenzo666
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    According to the description of Tetris in the Apple App Store, Tetris for mobile has been downloaded over 100 million times (these are paid downloads). At $5 per download, that's a $500 million+ dollar profit (excluding Apple's fees).

    Now, I ask you, is this even possible? Have 100 million iPod touch, iPhone and iPad units even been sold? Could this number include other mobile phones?

    Description here:
    http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/tetris/id284800458?mt=8
     
  2. basher11

    basher11 GBAtemp's Official Vocaloid Lover

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    those people are tetris addicts
     
  3. Berthenk

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    Seems like not everyone's happy with it though. Sticky controls, ghey startup times, etc.
     
  4. Overlord Nadrian

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    lol, stupid people paying for a game that's available as freeware for almost any platform [​IMG]
     
  5. fenzo666
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    And no endless mode! =D
     
  6. Advi

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    It's the most popular and the best puzzle video game EVER MADE. They pretty much struck out when they got the rights to it, when you think about it. Why they paid that cash for it, though, I don't know. The iPod version sucks ass.
     
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    Money for old rope.
     
  8. CannonFoddr

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    Actually from what I hear

    - it's the same people who keep downloading it... they keep losing the previous version when the iPod/iPhone/iPad crashes & has to be reset to 'default' [​IMG]
     
  9. DeltaBurnt

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    Where intellect matters
    Do 100+ million people even have an iDevice?
     
  10. Juanmatron

    Juanmatron Slater Color

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    More than Pokemon saga!?!?!?!?!
     
  11. geoflcl

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    Well, that'd be the biggest deal-breaker since slowdown in a Sonic game.
     
  12. Juanmatron

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    Tetris DS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tetris from EA.
     
  13. yuyuyup

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    I have no idea how good or bad the iphone version is, but I pray to jesus the Tetris Party sequel for wii and ds has spot-on hair-trigger controls UNLIKE the first one. Tetris DS STILL best tetris ever
     
  14. Lily

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    Tetris PSP Mini > Tetris DX > Tetris DS. The new modes are creative and fun, and the controls are spot-on. I'd like them to develop a more full featured version of the mini, it would pretty much be the definitive modern Tetris.
     
  15. yuyuyup

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    does psp tetris have hard drop/holding ?
     
  16. Potticus

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    for windows mobile phones

    and a blackjack 2

    I could play it for hours upon hours at a time.
    Spot on controls.
    The wheel was integrated perfectly
    NEVER any sticking whatsoever