Ever since becoming a legendary title on the original Nintendo Game Boy, Tetris has been a staple of pop culture and its popularity seems to be enduring. It has just reached a landmark in the mobile market, with 100 million users having paid for the Tetris app for their phones. This makes it the best selling mobile game ever released by quite a large margin.
EA Mobile and Blue Planet Software Inc. released the news at a press conference in Montreal and since the two firms hold exclusive rights to Tetris it is clear that the financial benefits have been significant.
Tetris has been available for mobile phones for 9 years now. Since its launch has been available to purchase and play on no less than 64,000 different phones. The iPhone’s App Store has seen the most recent success and surge of sales for the classic title.
Tetris was born in the mind of a Russian mathematician called Alexey Pajitnov in the mid-80s and it found worldwide fame in 1989 when Nintendo’s handheld Game Boy used it as a flagship title. Since then it has become a global phenomenon, selling millions of copies for every conceivable format and still out-selling recently released mobile titles ten to one.
If you have an iPhone and want to continue to enjoy the Tetris legacy then it is available from the App Store for £2.99. In all likelihood you will already have bought it for another phone in the past, but it is still able to eat into your spare time with its addictive gameplay on the latest platforms.