Smurfs’ Village out-grossing Angry Birds

Amid all the buzz around Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise in recent weeks, something appears to have gone unnoticed this week.

It’s being out-grossed by the Smurfs.

Specifically, Capcom’s Smurfs’ Village iPhone game is ahead of Angry Birds in both the US and UK App Stores’ Top Grossing Games charts.

That’s all the more surprising because Smurfs’ Village is a freemium game: the money that it’s grossing is coming from in-app payments for its ‘smurfberries’ virtual currency.

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