During the App Store's weeklong free-game promo, 5.7 million people downloaded Infinity Blade 2
. Five point seven million
people. Sit on that number for a moment.
In its first day alone, Infinity Blade 2
racked up 1.7 million downloads, and sales of its predecessor, Infinity Blade
, rose 2.5 percent from the previous week, All Things D
reports. Sales of Infinity Blade: Awakening
, the series e-book, rose 70 percent. Neither supplemental app was on sale during the week, with Infinity Blade
priced at $6, and Awakening
Infinity Blade 2
has now sold close to 50 million copies since launching on December 1, 2011, for $7. It was free as part of the App Store's fifth anniversary celebration
last week, which also set free Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery: EP, Where's My Water
The next game in the Infinity Blade series, Infinity Blade: Dungeons
, was canceled
this year when developer Impossible Studios shut down.