DataPoint: Diamond Digger Saga Sees Fast Initial Growth

King's newest game, Diamond Digger Saga, is seeing fast growth.

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King had a rough Q1 earnings call earlier today, with its stock dropping 13.38 percent to $16.25 by the end of the trading day. Even though the social gaming company beat the Street with higher-than-expected revenue and earnings per share, a decline in unique payers had investors worried.

The developer’s latest game, however, is seeing fast growth on the Facebook platform. Diamond Digger Saga launched last week, and has been topping AppData’s monthly active user (MAU) leaderboard for the past several days:

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Diamond Digger’s initial growth has outpaced that of Candy Crush by a long shot. It already has over three times the number of MAUs one week after launch than Candy Crush did. Here’s Candy Crush’s MAU growth the week of its launch: [click to enlarge]
 
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And here’s Diamond Digger’s MAU growth, the week of its launch: [click to enlarge]
 
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What do you think: Will Diamond Digger keep up its initial success?

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