Smurfs and Sims Lead This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Games by MAU

Ubisoft and EA lead this week’s list of fastest-growing Facebook games by monthly active users with The Smurfs & Co. and The Sims Social. Zoo World 2, The Pokerist Club and GnomeTown round out the top five.

Jersey Shore drops off our rankings this week, as its recent growth spike appears to have tapped out at just over 1.4 million. We watched the game climb on our weekly rankings around the August 4 premier date of its parent TV show’s newest season. In terms of daily active users, the game is back down to its pre-premier levels.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

1. The Smurfs & Co3,353,247+2,079,505+163%
2. The Sims Social2,595,438+1,571,704+154%
3.  Zoo World8,648,311+995,641+13%
4.  The Pokerist club — Texas Poker2,332,796+805,628+53%
5.  GnomeTown1,004,071+593,775+145%
6.  我的王國(My Kingdom)1,211,835+494,741+69%
7.  MapleStory Adventures1,261,046+481,580+62%
8.  Megacity1,466,433+383,983+35%
9.  Premier League Fantasy Football767,042+366,043+91%
10.  Texas HoldEm Poker 34,822,351+355,255+1%
11.  Collapse! Blast1,190,569+287,732+32%
12.  Gourmet Ranch3,641,857+279,087+8%
13.  ESPN Sports Bar & Grill710,572+276,482+64%
14.  FarmVille 中文版1,304,274+250,089+24%
15.  Social Empires3,640,639+238,432+7%
16. SlotSpot – Best Free Slot Machines486,422+231,829+91%
17.  Slotomania – Slot Machines4,631,006+228,722+5%
18.  Mahjong Saga3,123,465+227,770+8%
19.  Monster Galaxy10,505,089+171,332+2%
20. Edgeworld490,150+158,867+48%

At No.7 this week is MapleStory Adventures, Korean MMO developer Nexon’s first Facebook offering. The 2D side-scrolling adventure game replicates many of the paid items that monetize well in the original MapleStory free-to-play MMO. Nexon is carefully monitoring player behavior, however, to see if the same items sell as well to social gamers. Read our review for more details on the game.

All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Stay tuned for our look at the top weekly gainers by daily active users on Wednesday, and the top emerging apps on Friday.