12 Signs That Candy Crush Is Taking Over The World

Odds are you play Candy Crush. Everyone plays Candy Crush. The only reason you're reading this is because you have time to waste before your new batch of lives arrives.

The PS4 may have just launched, but a year after Candy Crush's first release, the app is still dominating. Here's some proof that Candy Crush is really and truly taking over the world, including many details provided by the makers of Candy Crush:

1. It has more than 500 million downloads*

That's more downloads than people in the U.S.

2. One in every 23 Facebook users in the world plays it*

To put that in perspective, Facebook has 1.19 billion active monthly users, making that about 5 million Facebook users.

3. People are getting addicted. Like seriously addicted.

4. People are making Candy Crush-themed items of clothing

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5. Candy Crush filed for a secret IPO, the company that makes the game, reportedly filed to go public in September, even though its most successful game hadn't even been around for a year yet.

6. There are enough Tweets about Candy Crush to fill 4,500 novels*

so I come in my room to see a note from my mom......😂😂😂 candy crush has got to her

— • (@bredawwg) November 5, 2013

7. It's been one of the top 3 highest-grossing iPhone apps for more than 8 months

Candy Crush has also been the top-grossing iPhone app since Sept. 5, 2013, according to App Annie.

8. People spend almost $900,000 a day on this game

People actually spending their hard-earned money on Candy Crush. Damn you, Candy Crush!

9. People are making Candy Crush cakes

And it's done! Our fondant comeback cake, a Candy Crush cake. A chocolate fudge cake with Nutella filling. :)

— Wadough's Cupcakes (@wadoughs) November 2, 2013

10. You can buy actual Candy Crush candies

The company that makes the game makes these official candies based on the game.
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11. It brings people together

12. People were Candy Crush for Halloween

Lolinggg at the fact my parents dressed up as Candy Crush for this Halloween party.

— Mia Zervigon (@Miaazee) October 27, 2013

I really feel like my Halloween costume was underappreciated. #candycrush #halloween

— Jamie Lynn (@jamiestarlynn) November 7, 2013

Note: *Indicates data provided by, the maker of Candy Crush Saga