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Glu Mobile's iOS sharp shooter Contract Killer does 5 million downloads in 2 weeks

Glu Mobile's iOS sharp shooter Contract Killer does 5 million downloads in 2 weeks
Glu Mobile has long trailed its switch to freemium games, but it's a switch that seems to be working.

Following on from the success of Gun Bros. (officially 7 million downloads last time we heard), its next hardcore freemium title was Contract Killer.

Glu's announced it's been downloaded over five million times in the two weeks since it was released on March 24.

Hold your breath and squeeze

During that time, it's peaked at the #3 position on the US Top Free App Store chart, and players have completed more than 14 million missions, executing over 14 million kills; after all, the game is all about being a contract killer.

"We had high expectations for Contract Killer and are thrilled with the breakout success of the title," said Giancarlo Mori, Glu's Chief Creative Officer.

"Throughout the development of the game, we were meticulous with every detail, making sure the visuals, 3D graphics and gameplay were outstanding. We could not be more pleased with the positive response to the game."

We'll know more about the commercial success of Glu's new slate of hardcore freemium games when it releases its next quarterly figures in mid-May.  
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