USA Today reports that Flappy Bird achieved more than 50 million downloads and was averaging $50,000 dollars a day from ad revenue.
Dong Nguyen lives in Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi. He said he made his decision because “I just can’t take it anymore.”
Some suspect the move is a strategic media splash. One blogger, Robert Scoble, said, “Everyone will buy that new game, making [Nguyen] even richer, because of the fear that he’ll delete that game,” USA Today reports.
The app is officially gone from app stores.
Flappy Bird left app stores Sunday afternoon. (WTOP/Ellen Kortesoja)