EA scored big this week with both of its social “Sim” titles, which took the top two spots on our list of fastest-growing Facebook games by daily active user. The Sims Social has been steadily dropping since its September 2011 peak of 11.3 million DAU, but EA’s been promoting the game heavily for the past few weeks and adding in new quests requiring players to get help from friends in order to complete them. This strategy is clearly paying off, as The Sims Social took the No. 1 spot this week with 600,000 DAU, a 24 percent gain.
SimCity Social, meanwhile, is also starting to take off: The game took the No. 2 spot with 580,000 DAU for a 176 percent gain. Zynga’s Texas HoldEm Poker came in at No. 3 with 400,000 DAU, a 6 percent increase. Social Point’s Dragon City took No. 4 on the list with its 39 percent gain courtesy of the 310,000 DAU it brought in. FreshPlanet’s SongPop took the No. 5 spot with 300,000 DAU, a 16 percent gain.
Two other games on the list show gains greater than 100 percent. NaturalMotion Games’s CSR Racing was up by 180,000 DAU, growing 106 percent. Disney Playdom’s recently-launched Ghosts of Mistwood took in 80,000 DAU for a 160 percent gain.