Mad Respect for Mahjong on This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Games by DAU

You’d think with only so many ways to play mahjong that Facebook would really only see success with one or two titles — but apparently there’s still room for more as two compete mahjong games make our list of fastest-growing games by daily active users.

And if just now you’re wondering where PopCap Games’ new Facebook title, Pig Up, is on this list, don’t. The game was in a stealth beta state that was either leaked to or tripped over by the press this week, resulting in early reviews that are only just now attracting users to the game. It has about 500+ monthly active users as of press time; we expect to see it pick up enough traffic in the next seven days to make our emerging games list next week, now that PopCap has publicly acknowledged the game’s existence and can leverage cross-promotion with Bejeweled Blitz and Zuma Blitz to drive more players to Pig Up.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

1.  Gardens of Time3,905,781+215,882+6%
2. Mahjong Saga391,190+208,814+114%
3.  Gourmet Ranch405,582+128,890+47%
4.  Addicting Games177,095+69,392+64%
5.  Zoo World533,698+64,895+14%
6.  Slotomania – Slot Machines965,626+44,439+5%
7. 小小忍者 – 動漫主題網頁遊戲巔峰鉅作64,257+37,906+144%
8.  Tetris Battle1,063,532+33,641+3%
9.  101 Oyna (KAMERALI)76,040+31,177+69%
10.  BINGO Blitz379,405+31,156+9%
11.  Mahjong Trails423,233+28,856+7%
12.  Diamond Dash1,735,265+27,785+2%
13.  HotShot251,218+27,389+12%
14.  「南帝北丐」 – 2011最新金庸武俠網遊♥不刪檔正式開啟♥31,607+24,496+344%
15.  DoubleDown Casino523,640+23,322+5%
16.  麻將─新明星3缺1網頁遊戲 免費的麻將遊戲80,516+22,728+39%
17.  Bubble Saga1,332,895+22,717+2%
18.  Monster World1,624,257+21,860+1%
19.  Tavla Oyna (KAMERALI)35,289+19,198+119%
20.  Cafe Life290,213+19,165+7%

Gourmet Ranch, meanwhile, continues to climb in users across MAU and DAU as RockYou rolls out new content to the game while experimenting with its ad platform. Stay tuned for an interview with RockYou CEO Lisa Marino for more details.

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