Rovio pulled in $106.3m of revenues in 2011 from Angry Birds, despite the games never selling for more than a handful of dollars (and, on Android, being made available for free). Now the franchise is making its way to consoles, but the pricing is… Well, let’s just say it’s brave.
The company has partnered with Activision to sell a collection of the first three Angry Birds games for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS. It’ll retail for $39.99. Yes you read that right.
Bonkers. And yes, the games support the Kinect and Move motion controllers for Xbox 360 and PS3, and the 3D mode of the 3DS. But 40 bucks? Maybe Activision is trying to make a point about the relative values of mobile/tablet and console games, but if so, that point may come back to bite it in the arse once the game is released.
On the plus side, it’s good news for the New Mexico landfill industry.