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Report: 'Draw Something' passes 50 million downloads in 50 days

April 5, 2012 8:54am
"Draw Something," the popular social drawing game app, has surpassed 50 million donwloads 50 days after its launch, a tech site reported Thursday (Manila time).

PC Magazine quoted Zynga - which acquired the game's maker OMGPOP recently - as saying the game passed the mark on Wednesday.

"We believe it's not only the fastest-growing original mobile game of all time – 50 days to hit 50 million downloads — but one of the fastest growing web sensations that we’ve seen," PC Mag quoted Zynga as saying in a statement.

PC Mag also noted the Pictionary-like game, which is available for iPhones and Android devices, was downloaded more than 35 million times in its first six weeks.

Only last month, Zynga bought OMGPOP for about $180 million, plus another $30 million for employee retention payments.

As part of Zynga, the 40-person team at New York-based OMGPOP will now focus on building new mobile games and continuing to develop its existing titles.

"Draw Something," which is available for free or $0.99 for the version without ads, also regained its spot as the top paid app in the App Store.

It knocked off "Angry Birds Space" from its perch in the process.

Also, "Draw Something" tops the list of free and top-grossing lists.

Since it was launched, Zynga said more than six billion drawings have been created, with users generating 3,000 drawings per second at its peak.

The most popular words are starfish, pregnant, Hangman, six pack, and boom box while the least popular word is latrine.

Angry Birds Space

A separate report on TechCrunch said that for comparison, "Angry Birds Space" was downloaded 10 million times in three days, "a strong showing for another popular casual game." - RSJ, GMA News