We’ve previously discussed how sports-themed titles like ESPN Sports Bar & Grill and Premier League Fantasy Football (plus all its international versions) are likely getting lifts in monthly active and daily active users as a result of England’s Premier League season opening this month. The sudden spike in slot machine sims with SlotSpot, JackpotJoy, and GameShow is less easily explained, but nobody can deny the overall popularity of the genre on Facebook.
Top Gainers This Week – Games
|2.||SlotSpot – Best Free Slot Machines||670,991||+248,902||+59%|
|3.||ESPN Sports Bar & Grill||872,253||+242,010||+38%|
|4.||Premier League Fantasy Football||842,936||+197,998||+31%|
|6.||Total Domination: Nuclear Strategy||831,969||+121,316||+17%|
|9.||Fantasy La Liga||130,005||+104,861||+417%|
|10.||Castle & Co||335,856||+97,779||+41%|
|11.||Spot The Difference||337,803||+95,028||+39%|
|12.||Galaxía Online II, Mejor Juego de Ciencia Ficción||880,180||+84,422||+11%|
|16.||GameShow Slot Machines||229,850||+73,764||+47%|
|17.||Galaksi Online II Türkçe: En İyi Bilim Kurgu Oyunu||539,006||+63,141||+13%|
|18.||We Are Music||530,215||+60,969||+13%|
|19.||1 vs 100||831,300||+60,763||+8%|
|20.||Buraco by Gazeus||406,529||+59,722||+17%|
At No.7 is 胡萊三國 (Hoolai Sanguo), a hybrid strategy role-playing game with citybuilding elements set in China’s Three Kingdoms era. The game saw enough success on Chinese social network QQ Zone that the developers decided to bring it to Facebook — where many Chinese-language apps are finding audiences, despite Facebook still being banned in mainland China. Developer Hoolai Social Game Ltd partnered with 6waves Lolapps to publish the Facebook version.
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.