Candy Crush Saga beats out Bubble Safari for fastest-growing Facebook game by DAU

King.com’s Candy Crush Saga regained the top spot this week as the fastest-growing Facebook game by daily active users, gaining 500,000 DAU for a 19 percent growth.
Zynga’s Bubble Safari took the new spot, bringing in 480,000 DAU for a 52 percent gain. PlayQ’s Bubble Blitz came in at No. 3 with 370,000 DAU, a 59 percent increase. King.com’s Bubble Witch Saga looks like it’s starting to recover from May’s traffic drop, jumping up by 300,000 DAU for a 5 percent swell. EA’s The Sims Social also had a gain of 300,000 DAU, up by 11 percent.
The Sims Social’s been gaining traffic over the past few weeks after several months of decline. The traffic improvement seems to be due to the limited-time quests that players are inviting friends back into the game so they can all receive special in-game rewards. Also, the recent announcement about SimCity Social has likely renewed some interest in The Sims Social, as they’re both based on popular “Sim” computer games. Note that while SimCity Social has a tab in EA’s cross-promotion bar, the game is not yet live. We expect to see a lot of traffic to the game’s page in the lead-up to its launch, much as we saw for The Sims Social.
Four other games had gains greater than 20 percent. King.com’s Pyramid Solitaire Saga was up by 230,000 DAU for a 22 percent increase. Cookapps’s bubble shooter Buggle snagged 220,000 DAU, up 22 percent. Peak Games’s own bubble shooter Lost Bubble was close behind with 210,000 DAU for a 24 percent gain. Finally, Social Point’s Dragon City hatched 140,000 DAU for an 86 percent boost.
NameDAUGainGain,%
1. Candy Crush Saga3,200,000+500,000+ 19%
2. Bubble Safari1,400,000+480,000+ 52%
3. Bubble Blitz1,000,000+370,000+ 59%
4. Bubble Witch Saga5,800,000+300,000+ 5%
5. The Sims Social3,100,000+300,000+ 11%
6. Zynga Bingo2,100,000+300,000+ 17%
7. Pyramid Solitaire Saga1,200,000+230,000+ 24%
8. Buggle1,200,000+220,000+ 22%
9. Lost Bubble1,100,000+210,000+ 24%
10. Slotomania2,200,000+200,000+ 10%
11. Texas HoldEm Poker7,100,000+200,000+ 3%
12. Dragon City280,000+140,000+ 86%
13. Hoop De Loop Saga1,300,000+100,000+ 8%
14. Words With Friends6,900,000+100,000+ 5%
15. Diamond Dash3,800,000+100,000+ 3%
16. CityVille5,100,000+100,000+ 2%
17. DoubleDown Casino1,400,000+100,000+ 8%
18. Top Eleven be a Football Manager1,500,000+100,000+ 7%
19. Pool Live Tour2,100,000+100,000+ 5%
20. Bejeweled Blitz3,000,000+100,000+ 3%

All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppDataStay tuned for our look at the top emerging apps on Friday.

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