Things You Don’t Know About Bejeweled from PopCap

Got these interesting facts from PopCap. After reading it, I am sure not many people would believe how much time people consumed to play Bejeweled.

PopCap Fast Facts: The Bejeweled Franchise

The first of a four-part series by PopCap Games (www.popcap.com)

Singapore, 10 June 2010

1. Did you know?

The Bejeweled franchise boasts over 50 million units sold across all platforms – making it one of the best-selling video games of all time – outselling Lego, Resident Evil and Guitar Hero.

104 times the number of Esplanade tickets sold in 2009.

2. Did you know?

Bejeweled has consumed 7 billion leisure hours since 2000.

The same number of man hours needed to build 7,000 Singapore Flyers.

3. Did you know?

Bejeweled Blitz, the 1-minute social adaptation of the game found on Facebook, is the #1 social game of all time – with more than 25 million players attracted in the first year.

The same number of tourists visiting Orchard Road over the last 15 years.

4. Did you know?

A copy of Bejeweled is sold somewhere in the world every 4.3 seconds – making it the best-selling game ever for iPhones – more than 10% of all iPhone owners have purchased the game.

Another copy of Bejeweled has been sold since you read this Fast Fact.

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About PopCap Games

PopCap Games (www.popcap.com) is the leading multi-platform provider of fun, easy-to-learn, captivating video games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of over 240 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, and Shanghai. Its games have been downloaded more than 1 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 25 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap’s games are played on social networks, the Web, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox, PlayStation and DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap is the only “casual games” developer with leading market share across all major sales channels, including Web portals, retail stores, mobile phones, MP3 players, and game devices.

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