Microsoft announced today that developer King’s puzzler Candy Crush Saga is now available on Windows Phone. The launch of the title on Microsoft’s mobile platform comes two years after it first became available on Android and iOS, and one month after its sequel Candy Crush Soda Saga got released on rival platforms. According to several estimates, Candy Crush Saga is the world’s most successful game to date, with over 490 million monthly active players. Also Read - Apple iPhone turns 14: Look back at the first iPhone that Steve Jobs launched
The move to release the title on Windows Phone could help the company improve its dwindling profits. The company recently announced that its third quarter profit for the year were down by 38 percent to $141.7 million from $229.8 million recorded in the same period last year. Furthermore, its revenue had also slumped to $514.4 million. Also Read - Candy Crush Saga is offering free unlimited lives for this week
It has been one of the biggest weeks for Windows Phone. Earlier this week, Microsoft’s mobile platform saw the arrival of Minecraft: Pocket Edition. While the Microsoft’s Store still doesn’t have as many games and apps, the gap is quickly closing. Also Read - WhatsApp is ending support tomorrow for many phones: Here are the details
The 2012 title, Candy Crush is one of the most popular titles on Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store as well. The free-to-play title is available to download from Windows Phone Store and supports all handset running Windows Phone 8 and above. Download it now and start matching up the sweets immediately.