Angry Birds Star Wars hits hyperspace and goes to the top of US and UK app charts

9 Nov 2012

After launching yesterday, Rovio’s Angry Birds Star Wars game has already gone to the top of the US and UK iOS App Store charts.

In fact, the game made the jump into hyperspace and went to the No 1 position in the US App Store within just 2.5 hours of launch, blasting away all previous records by Rovio, the company revealed in its blog.

The latest spin-off follows hot on the heels of the success of Bad Piggies, which shot to No 1 in the iOS App Store just hours after its release.

In the latest game, the angry birds return as rebels battling the evil empire in more than 80 levels.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years