10 Unknown Things About Candy Crush Saga!
Candy Crush Saga is a free-to-play tile-matching video game released by King on April 12, 2012, originally for Facebook; other versions for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows 10 followed. At its peak, the company reportedly earned almost $1 million daily. Around 2014, over 93 million people were playing Candy Crush Saga, while revenue over three months as reported by King was over $493 million.
Candy Crush Saga has been taking over the hearts of many players from all over the globe. Over its 9 years of existence in the gaming market, the game has succeeded in proving itself as one of the most popular games ever. This article will look at the top 10 Best Candy Crush Facts that you might not know of.
1. Titles of the legacy:
Candy Crush Soda Saga was released in October 2014, Candy Crush Jelly Saga was released in September 2015, Candy Crush Friends Saga was released in October 2018, and Candy Crush Saga itself was released back in April 2012.
There are currently 4 titles in the Candy Crush Saga series. The developer of the game, King, also boasts a portfolio of many other popular tags. Candy Crush Soda Saga featured all-new gameplay mechanics, such as an in-game soda bottle with the ability to shift the gravity in the game.
2. They have a massive Income as well:
The Candy Crush series generated a total of $1.19 billion in revenue in the year 2020, making it the third highest-grossing mobile game outside of China. Like other games, it is believed that this was due to the COVID-19 pandemic that struck worldwide. As such, players at home would most likely pick up an addictive game such as Candy Crush Saga to kill their boredom.
3. Candy Crush has Monthly Active Users amounting to 273 million:
The Candy Crush series has a whopping amount of 273 Monthly Active Users (MAUs), all of which play Candy Crush at least once a month. It is believed that this was due to the COVID-19 pandemic that struck all over the world, with many countries imposing emergency lockdowns. As such, players at home would most likely pick up an addictive game such as Candy Crush Saga to kill their boredom and pass the time.
4. Candy Crush has been downloaded over 2.7 billion times:
In the year 2017, Candy Crush boasted a total of 2.7 billion downloads of the game in total across all platforms. This number is expected to have risen dramatically in the past few years, which is evident in the increase in the amount of revenue gathered in 2017 compared to the year 2020. Candy Crush gathered a revenue of $1.19 billion in 2020, an increase of about 58.4% compared to that of $695 million in 2017.
5. Candy Crush Saga has successfully won two Awards to date:
Candy Crush Saga has won the People's Choice Awards for Favourite Mobile Game for the third time in four years. Other nominees for the award included Plants vs. Zombies, Temple Run, and Despicable Me: Minion Rush. The game also won the Best Social Game at the 9th International Mobile Gaming Awards in 2013.
6. Activision Blizzard, the owner of the Call of Duty franchise, acquired King in 2016 for $5.9 billion:
Activision Blizzard, best known as the owner of the Call of Duty franchise, purchased King Digital Entertainment, developers of the Candy Crush Saga series, for $5.9 billion in February 2016. Activision Blizzard said that the deal makes them the largest game network in the world with more than 500 million users at that time. CEO and Founder Riccardo Zacconi has been leading King up until now, serving the role since founding the company back in 2003.
7. A live game show:
CBS produced a live-action Candy Crush game show hosted by Mario Lopez, which premiered back on July 9, 2017. The game show brought the worldwide phenomenon to life as teams of two people each have to use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards. The winning team earned prize money of $100,000.
8. Popularity at its peeeeeek:
Back in 2013, Tommy Palm of King Digital Entertainment sat down with Yahoo! News for an interview. He shared that his company's biggest game, Bubble Witch Saga, had its popularity surpassed by Candy Crush Saga. Palm also said that in countries such as Hong Kong, every seventh person plays the game daily.
9. There are even players playing from the South Pole:
Tommy Palm shared that he was happy over the game’s success, with Candy Crush Saga being discovered by so many fans across the globe. Furthermore, he added that the game even has players playing from the South Pole. With that said, it is no doubt that the Candy Crush Saga series is a massive success, with players playing from all seven continents here on Earth.
10. Facebook has some plans:
As of June 2013, the Facebook version of the game contains 425 levels that are split up between 29 episodes. To gain access to any episode after the first two, players have to invite three of their Facebook friends to play them. As for the mobile smartphone version, players can unlock new episodes by replaying Mystery Quests.
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