FarmVille beats out city slickers for this week’s fastest-growing games by DAU

Author’s note: The large traffic gains for Zynga’s “Ville” games on this week’s list of fastest-growing games on Facebook by daily active users is largely based on dramatic (but temporary) surges in these games’traffic over the weekend that have since dropped off. We reached out to Facebook earlier this week for information about the traffic spikes, and will update the article if we hear back.

Zynga had the top three slots on this week’s list of fastest-growing Facebook games by DAU. Farmville took the No. 1 spot with 23.1 million DAU, a 131 percent gain.

CityVille took the No. 2 slot with 16.9 million DAU and a 78 percent increase. The Ville dropped down to No. 3 with a 33 percent increase and 11.9 million DAU. EA’s SimCity Social  came in at No. 4 with 2.7 million DAU and a 23 percent increase. FreshPlanet’s SongPop was at No. 5 with a 14 percent increase and 1.7 million DAU.

Two other games had an increase of over 1 million users, but still saw gains smaller than 25 percent. Social Point’s Dragon City brought in 1.4 million DAU and an 18 percent gain. Zynga’s Bubble Safari gains only 5 percent with a 1.3 million DAU. Konami’s Puzzle Chasers was the only game that was over the 100 percent gain mark with 123 percent and a DAU increase of 320,000 users.

NameMAUGain Gain,%
1.  FarmVille40,700,000+23,100,000+ 131%
2.  CityVille38,700,000+16,900,000+ 78%
3.  The Ville48,500,000+11,900,000+ 33%
4.  SimCity Social14,400,000+2,700,000+ 23%
5.  SongPop13,500,000+1,700,000+ 14%
6.  Dragon City9,300,000+1,400,000+ 18%
7.  Bubble Safari29,900,000+1,300,000+ 5%
8.  Zynga Bingo6,300,000+600,000+ 11%
9.  Diamond Dash18,800,000+600,000+ 3%
10.  Top Eleven be a Football Manager5,300,000+600,000+ 13%
11.  Zynga Slingo13,600,000+500,000+ 4%
12.  8 Ball Pool4,600,000+500,000+ 12%
13.  Puzzle Chasers580,000+320,000+ 123%
14.  Ruby Blast2,100,000+300,000+ 17%
15.  The Sims Social 16,700,000+300,000+ 2%
16.  Pool Live Tour10,700,000+300,000+ 3%
17.  TDP4 Team Battle790,000+230,000+ 41%
18.  Jewel Kingdom1,600,000+200,000+ 14%
19.  Caesars Casino1,900,000+200,000+ 12%
20.  Social Wars4,000,000+200,000+ 5%

All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppDataStay tuned for our look at the top emerging apps on Friday.

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