Happy 10th Birthday, Bejeweled - one copy sold every 4.3 seconds

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Happy 10th Birthday, Bejeweled - one copy sold every 4.3 seconds

According to a press release we've just got from PopCap Games, the mighty puzzler Bejeweled is celebrating its tenth birthday. A ten month long celebration starting today will mark the occasion.

Throughout 2010, PopCap announced that it will release new instalments in the Bejeweled line-up, one of which will be a new way to play the social Blitz variant.

The developer will also hold the first ever community-wide competition as well as various promotional activities including the "Show Your Bejeweled Love" contest, starting in early March.

Bejeweled has obviously succeeded beyond our wildest dreams,” said Jason Kapalka, co-creator of the game and co-founder and chief creative officer at PopCap.

“When Brian Fiete, John Vechey and I built the game ten years ago, we had no grand aspirations for it or PopCap, we were trying to survive as a company during the depths of the dot-com collapse. Little did we know we'd still be selling copies of Bejeweled a decade later!”

Bejeweled started life as Diamond Miner in the spring of 2000, and since then has won many awards, along with the Most Popular Puzzle Game Series of the Century record in the Guinness World Records 2010 Video Games Edition.

Not only that, but PopCap claims the match-three game has sold more than 50 million copies, making it one of the top ten best selling games of all time.

So a big congratulations to PopCap for the considerable achievement that is being able to say that a copy of your game is sold every 4.3 seconds.

Ben Griffin
Ben Griffin
Having said farewell to university life, Ben decided to follow his ultimate dream of getting paid to play games. Luckily, Pocket Gamer was more than happy to help in his quest.