May 6th, 2010 - Fruit Ninja has rocketed to the top of iPhone sales charts around the world, and to celebrate the release of performance update 1.01.1 (otherwise known as the Multiple Decimal Point Update Which Makes Slicing Even Smoother), Halfbrick is here to share some juicy statistics with you!
Fruit Ninja is currently in the top three selling apps in USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden and more! Our good friends from Germany graced Fruit Ninja with its first #1 spot and we have been proud to accommodate their gameplay needs.
Halfbrick officially thanks everyone for their amazing comments and support, and the Fruit Ninja team is looking forward to serving up more content, more action and more fruit in regular updates throughout the coming months - including a major gameplay update to be completed and submitted within the next week!
In two weeks, Fruit Ninja has sold over 140,000 units worldwide. That’s a lot of fruit. So much, in fact, it prompted a little investigation from the team.
DID YOU KNOW?
Since the original Fruit Ninja release date of April 21st, our players have sliced over 250 million fruit.
That’s 170 fruit sliced per second.
To put things in perspective:
• 28 million watermelons are now extinct. Fruit Ninja players slice 7800 tonnes per day, which is more watermelon than the United States produces every year.
• 26 million oranges juiced, totaling 57 million recommended daily servings of vitamin C down the drain. Sorry about that, scurvy patients.
• 8 million banana cakes worth of bananas. Which sucks, because banana cake is awesome.
• 160,000 tonnes of fruit sliced in total. Which is roughly equal weight to the total amount of gold ever mined on this entire planet. Sweet!
Some food for thought indeed. Thanks for playing Fruit Ninja!
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