According to a just-released study, Rovio’s Angry Birds Star Wars is the most played children’s game since its release. The study was made by start-up Kytephone which offers tools that turn Android phones into kid-safe devices with parental controls.
Kytephone pulled this data from a sample size of 13,000 children, aged 8 to 14 years olds, in over 70 countries. Kytephone co-founder Anooj Shah says the team didn’t find any major differences in app usage between regions. He noted that everyone seems to enjoy playing Rovio games regardless of location. The company looked at this data during the holidays and then again in the new year to see if anything had changed.
During the holiday season, the company found that children were spending 51 percent more time in Angry Birds Star Wars, compared with Angry Birds, despite only having 40 percent of its install base. They spent 197 percent more time in the Star Wars version than Angry Birds Space, despite having only 57 percent of its install base.
The most popular games, in terms of time spent playing, were:
- Angry Birds Star Wars
- Angry Birds
- Bad Piggies
- MineCraft (demo)
- Angry Birds Seasons
- Angry Bird Space
- Temple Run
- Logo Quiz