Temple Run 2 scores 20 million downloads in first four days


Talk about a runaway train - the phenomenon known as Temple Run expanded late last week with the launch of Temple Run 2 on iPhone and iPad. While we all expected the game to be successful, even the folks at Imangi Studios probably never saw this coming. According to initial data, Temple Run 2 was downloaded 20 million times in its first four days on the App Store, with six million of those downloads coming within the first 24 hours.

While the game's free-to-play price tag definitely helps push the download rate higher, it's not as if the game isn't making any money. As of this writing, the game is the #2 Top Grossing app, just behind Clash of Clans.

"The response from fans has been overwhelming," says Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi, via a company release. "We are thrilled players want more of the Temple Run universe, and we hope to grow and expand the game over the coming months."

Over 210 million sessions have been run since the game's launch, with a combined total time of 1,775 years of gameplay across all of the game's early adopters. The first Temple Run has been downloaded 170 million times across the iOS App Store, Google Play and Amazon for Android, so it will be interesting to see if and when Temple Run 2 can cross that mark and become the most successful entry in the franchise to date. Android gamers will be able to help the stats soon, as Temple Run 2 is scheduled to launch on Android later this week. Oh, the suspense.

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