Is Angry Birds Bigger Than Mickey Mouse?

In one of those “we are bigger than Jesus” moments, Peter Vesterbacka, “Mighty Eagle” of Angry Birds maker Rovio, told the first panel of the day at DLD that Angry Birds was bigger than Mickey Mouse.

He made the comment to great applause in the auditorium, although the “social games is all a bubble” theorists collectively sighed.

Now to be fair, what he actually said was that Angry Birds was searched for more than Mickey Mouse. Given that Angry Birds is very much au courant, while Mickey first hit the screen in 1928, that is not all that surprising.

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