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To say that Candy Crush Saga, a game that challenges players to match candies in a combination of three or more, is a hit would be an understatement. You can’t scroll through Facebook or walk through the mall without seeing it.

And today, The Telegraph added some context to the success. Speaking with Tommy Palm of developer King, the news outlet is reporting that Candy Crush has surpassed the 500 million download mark, just one year after launching…

From The Telegraph’s Sophie Curtis:

“The past year has been one of the most exciting times for King since Candy Crush Saga launched on mobile,” says Tommy Palm, Games Guru at King.

“The incredible milestone of more than half a billion downloads of the game, as well as the continued enthusiasm from our community, really delights the entire King team. Fans can look forward to even more exciting new Candy Crush Saga content over the coming months, including an exciting new twist to the game.”

Over 150 billion individual games of Candy Crush have been played to date, and one in every 23 Facebook users is now a fan of the title. Of course, it’s worth noting these numbers include downloads from iOS, Android and Facebook.

Candy Crush Saga started as a one-level game on King.com’s website, was brought over to Facebook in April 2012, and then to smartphones in November 2012. It’s currently the #1 grossing app in the US App Store, and #11 in top free.

  • on3simpleclick

    Candy Crush is the cancer of the App store.

    • Jo

      Why?

  • Rehan Ahmed

    I am at a loss for what to say to this!

  • SMFH

    ….I actually can’t belive this….this game is garbage. How can it be loved so….

  • Dan

    everytime I see/hear some @sshat playing this game on the subway with the sound on…

    • trumpet444

      Happened to me at the dentist yesterday. I wanted to start playing terrible dubstep music at full blast just to counter it

      • Steven Cannan

        Kinda wish you did lol

  • omrishtam

    i guess that everyone who commented so far haven’t addicted to it 😀

  • Tech Guru

    followed by 500 million UNSOLICITED Facebook spams.

  • Jo

    Thumbs up if you like to play candy crush every, every, every single day of the week!

  • Jo

    I don’t want to sugar coat this, but candy crush is sour.

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    Dafuq ?? Isn’t it just a bejeweled ripoff ??

  • Does that mean I am the only person who never downloaded or played candy crush?

    • marcus1324

      I haven’t either, we should both get it.

    • Dan

      I haven’t and I refuse to do so 😉

    • Phase

      You don’t need to have downloaded or played it to lnow it’s trash. Everyone (almost) knows or would recognize what bejewled is. Also you can tell it’s trash just by the screenshots on the App Store.

    • Jo

      I saw a statistic that says that there are 500 million people with iOS devices. So I think that there are about 150 people who have iOS and that never have played Candy crush. I am one of them! You too!

  • trumpet444

    I actually downloaded (to try and download the 50 billionth app) and played it for about 5 minutes. I don’t get the fascination with it. It’s just another match-3 game

  • Sam Wizla

    bejewled rip off

  • Aric Bolf

    I’ve never heard of this until now. I do like butterfly mode in Bejeweled, but don’t like the other stress modes. So why should i download a duplicate if i already have one?