Emerging top paid iOS apps: Plague Inc, Nick Jr Draw & Play HD and Bike Baron

This week’s paid charts have a new champion in the No. 1 spot — Ndemic Creations’ new game Plague Inc, which tops the charts for both the iPhone and iPad. The $0.99 game casts players a deadly plague trying to wipe out all life on earth while adapting to fight off humanity’s attempts to find a cure. The game features both Game Center and OpenFeint leaderboards and achievements.

Aside from Plague Inc, MTV Network’s new educational game Nick Jr Draw & Play HD also posted a strong debut, shooting to No. 3 on the paid iPad charts after its May 31 release. The interactive coloring book app features several popular Nick Jr characters including Dora the explorer, Diego, Team Umizoomi and the Bubble Guppies. Parents can also share their children’s creations from the app via Facebook and email.

Further down the iPad charts Mountain Sheep’s Bike Baron also showed new strength, climbing to No. 25 on the iPad charts after being selected as one of Apple’s games of the week.

This week’s top paid iPhone apps

1.Plague Inc.1=
2.Angry Birds Space2=
3.Where’s Waldo?® in Hollywood3▲1
4.iTranslate Voice4▼1
5.WhatsApp Messenger5=
6.Fruit Ninja6▲1
8.MyCalendar Mobile8=
9.“Free Music Download Pro” – Downloader and Player9▲3
10.XFlick Home Run !10=
11.Palm Reading Booth11▼2
12.Instaframe Pro -Photo Frame & Photo Captions for Instagram_12▲1
13.Cut the Rope13▼2
14.Where’s My Water?14▲1
15.Minecraft – Pocket Edition15▼1
16.Angry Birds16=
18.djay for iPhone & iPod touch – Scratch. Mix. DJ.18▲1
19.MotionX GPS Drive19▼1
20.THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition20=
21.Doodle Jump21=
23.Nike+ GPS23▲3
24.Clear Vision (17+)24▼1
25.Extreme Skater25▼1

This week’s top paid iPad apps

1.Plague Inc.1=
2.Angry Birds Space HD2=
3.Nick Jr Draw & Play HD3=
5.Where’s My Water?5▼1
6.Notability – Take Notes & Annotate PDFs with Dropbox Sync6▼1
7.Minecraft – Pocket Edition7=
8.Bejeweled HD8=
9.Fruit Ninja HD9=
10.XQuickoffice Pro HD – edit office documents & view PDF files_10▲7
12.Little Things® Forever12▲13
13.Cut the Rope HD13=
18.Galaxy on Fire 2™18▼8
19.Angry Birds HD19▼6
20.Draw Something by OMGPOP20▼1
22.The Night Sky22▼6
23.Photon Flash Player Browser for iPad23▼5
24.GoodReader for iPad24▲8
25.Bike Baron25▲6

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