FarmVille, PetVille and Texas HoldEm Poker: between these three games, Zynga has gained as many new daily active users on this week’s AppData list as the remainder of the top ten. All three have enjoyed a significant bump in DAU over the past few days, although not enough to move the needle for Zynga as a whole.
But the growth certainly answers the question a reader put to us last week, as to whether FarmVille has peaked. The short answer is no, although many of Zynga’s biggest games do seem to be on a growth plateau. Part of the problem is that FarmVille and its peers have become so large that even a few million new DAU isn’t necessarily a big deal.
Here’s the full list:
|3.||Texas HoldEm Poker||7,009,693||+490,812||+7.53|
You may notice that Playdom’s new game Social City is conspicuously missing. Never fear, the city builder hasn’t ceased to grow; the inflated DAU numbers Facebook reported as the game took off after its launch are simply leveling out. Tiki Resort, another new Playdom game, did make it in at number 10.
The pairing at numbers four and five of Zoo Paradise, by CrowdStar, and Zoo World, by RockYou, is somewhat ironic. CrowdStar created Paradise as a challenger to Zoo World, and the game has done fairly well so far. But it has a long way to go to catch up to Zoo World’s 19 million monthly active users and 2.3 million DAU.
Hotel City, the latest game from Electronic Arts subsidiary Playfish, is also coming up quickly, with growth really taking off last Friday. In our review, we found the game to be fun if a bit odd at times, unless you think it’s normal to poke your guests as they sleep.
We’ll finish by pointing out Ameba Pico, a quirky Japanese game focused on tiny avatars. It’s the first significant success for CyberAgent, which previously failed to gain traction with a game called NinjaTrick.