Earlier this month, we observed a trend among the top 25 Facebook games for December 2011 where games needed a minimum of 1 million daily active users to rank. With that point in mind, we compiled a test leaderboard looking at apps approaching 1 million DAU and found that, yes, Gem Rush still comes out on top among emerging Facebook games. The rest of the list, however, included many games that had already graduated from our usual emerging rankings — Bola, FantaBook, Animal Party, etc. — leading us to believe that filtering the rankings by DAU has limited value for short form analysis. After all, DAU is far more volatile than MAU and not always a reliable indicator of newly-launched games.
Top Gainers This Week – Games
|2.||Slots Farm – Slot Machines||770,000||+150,000||+24%|
|3.||Men vs Women||380,000||+120,000||+58%|
|6.||Storage Wars: The Game||390,000||+90,000||+30%|
|9.||Habbo Hotel España||730,000||+60,000||+9%|
|12.||House of Fun – Slot Machines||940,000||+50,000||+6%|
|20.||A Maze Race II||200,000||+30,000||+18%|
All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Come back next week for our top weekly gainers by monthly active users on Monday, our daily active users on Wednesday, and the top emerging apps on Friday.