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Rovio: Angry Birds coming to console

CEO confirms PSN, XBLA and Wii ports 'for starters'

Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka has confirmed that iPhone and Android smash hit Angry Birds will be coming to PSN, XBLA and Wii 'for starters' at the inaugural Virtual Goods Summit in London.

While Vesterbacka did not go into detail, he responded to an audience question on the matter with "Yes, we're doing PSN, Xbox and Wii. For starters."

The CEO also put paid to rumours of a direct sequel, but indicated that a new game is in the pipeline which will tell the story of the game's piggy enemies, as well as a multiplayer SKU which will operate in a similar fashion to "old school Worms."

The game has seen huge success on both iPhone and Android platforms, selling two million copies on the Google OS in just five days, while the Halloween special edition leapt to number one in the App store charts in the US and UK within 24 hours.

The developer recently clarified that its relationship with publisher Chillingo, which published Angry Birds and Cut the Rope, would not continue after EA acquired Chillingo last month.

Vesterbacka told TechCrunch that "you don't need publishers".

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