Emerging top grossing iOS Apps: Galaxy Empire, The Daily and Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy

This week’s top grossing charts were once again lead by OMGPOP on the iPhone, a testament to the enormous popularity of the $1.99 paid version of Draw Something. At last count, the game had been downloaded more than 30 million times .

Aside from Draw Something, the most interesting development on the iPhone charts this week was the rise of Tap4Fun’s older game, Galaxy Empire, which has risen from almost total obscurity to take the No. 14 position on our top grossing apps list. A mobile MMO with a sci-fi theme, the game hasn’t been updated since Jan. 31. The game is free-to-play and monetizes through in-app purchases. We’ll be keeping an eye on Galaxy Empire to see if it’s able to maintain its sudden popularity.

On the iPad charts, Draw Something appears to be losing steam, coming in at the No. 6 position and losing the lead to News Corps’ The Daily, which takes the No. 1 spot this week. Namco Bandai’s Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy makes a strong debut after its Mar. 15 release, taking the No. 9 spot.

This week’s top grossing  iPhone apps

NameRankChange
1.Draw Something by OMGPOP   Draw Something by OMGPOP1=
2.Zynga Poker   Zynga Poker2▲3
3.DragonVale   DragonVale3▼1
4.Draw Something Free   Draw Something Free4▼1
5.Crime City   Crime City5▲3
6.-KingdomConquest-   -KingdomConquest-6▲6
7.Slotomania   Slotomania7▼1
8.Texas Poker   Texas Poker8▲1
9.iPhoto   iPhoto9▼2
10.Pandora Radio   Pandora Radio10▲11
11.MLB.com At Bat   MLB.com At Bat11▼1
12.iMob 2   iMob 212▲12
13.Dream Zoo   Dream Zoo13=
14.Galaxy Empire   Galaxy Empire14▲50
15.Smurfs' Village   Smurfs’ Village15▲2
16.Bejeweled Blitz   Bejeweled Blitz16=
17.iMobsters   iMobsters17▲28
18.Modern War   Modern War18▼7
19.Card Ace: Casino   Card Ace: Casino19=
20.Temple Run   Temple Run20▼5
21.The Sims™ FreePlay   The Sims™ FreePlay21▼1
22.Minecraft – Pocket Edition   Minecraft – Pocket Edition______22▼8
23.Castle Age HD   Castle Age HD23▲8
24.MotionX GPS Drive   MotionX GPS Drive24▲2
25.Tap Paradise Cove   Tap Paradise Cove25▼2

 

This week’s top grossing iPad apps

NameRankChange
1.The Daily   The Daily1▲6
2.Quickoffice Pro HD – edit office documents & view PDF files   Quickoffice Pro HD – edit office2=
3.iPhoto   iPhoto3▼2
4.Pages   Pages4▼1
5.Galaxy Empire   Galaxy Empire5▲8
6.Draw Something by OMGPOP   Draw Something by OMGPOP6▲2
7.Slotomania HD   Slotomania HD7▲9
8.Comics   Comics8▲1
9.Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy   Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy9▼5
10.DragonVale   DragonVale10▼4
11.Keynote   Keynote11▲7
12.Zynga Poker   Zynga Poker12▲9
13.Infinity Blade II   Infinity Blade II13▼3
14.Slotomania   Slotomania14▼2
15.The Sims™ FreePlay   The Sims™ FreePlay15▼1
16.Zinio   Zinio16▼1
17.Numbers   Numbers17▲3
18.Modern War   Modern War18▼7
19.NYTimes for iPad   NYTimes for iPad19▲10
20.Mystery Manor: Hidden Adventure   Mystery Manor: Hidden Adventure20▲7
21.TurboTax 2011 Tax Preparation – Complete and Efile Your Income Tax Return   TurboTax 2011 Tax Preparation –21▼4
22.New York Post   New York Post22▲18
23.Smurfs' Village   Smurfs’ Village23=
24.Crime City HD   Crime City HD24▲10
25.GarageBand   GarageBand25▼6

All data in the post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData.