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Most Popular Facebook Games: From Zynga Slingo to The Ville

Written By Gamelysis on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | 3:32:00 AM



Every other week, Gamasutra examines the most popular Facebook games according to monthly active users, looking at the top titles and developers on the social network to see who's attracting or losing players.
The two biggest games on Facebook, both Zynga titles unsurprisingly, have continued to see rapid audience growth -- ChefVille now has 57.1 million users compared to 46.7 million two weeks ago, while Zynga Slingo now has 51.4 million players versus 46.7 million two weeks ago.
Based on those two titles alone, it would seem that everything in Zynga's garden is rosy, but another recent release from the developer's lineup is losing users at just as quick a pace. The Ville, the second most popular game on the social network just two weeks ago with 37 million users, has dropped to #5 after shrinking to 26.2 million.
Other Zynga titles in the top ten Facebook Games Leaderboard don't seem to be suffering the same violent fluctuations. Texas HoldEm Pok*er, Bubble Safari, FarmVille, and CityVille might have lost or gained a few hundred thousand to a million players, but for the most part their audience numbers haven't changed too much.
As for non Zynga games in the top ten, Wooga's Diamond Dash, FreshPlanet's SongPop, and King.com's Bubble Witch Saga have all added several hundred thousand monthly active users each, and haven't budged from their placement on the charts since two weeks ago.
You can see the full list of the top 20 Facebook games along with exact monthly active user counts below:
Facebook Games Leaderboard:
      Name                                           MAU
1. ChefVille                                 57,100,000
2. Zynga Slingo                           51,400,000
3. Texas HoldEm Po*ker              38,000,000
4. Bubble Safari                          30,600,000
5. The Ville                                 26,200,000
6. Diamond Dash                        20,500,000
7. FarmVille                                18,700,000
8. CastleVille                               18,300,000
9. SongPop                                 18,300,000
10. Bubble Witch Saga                17,600,000
11. CityVille                                 16,500,000
12. Candy Crush Saga                 15,100,000
13. Words With Friends               13,400,000
14. The Sims Social                      12,900,000
15. Angry Birds Friends                12,500,000
16. Dragon City                            11,900,000
17. Draw Something                     11,600,000
18. Tetris Battle                            11,400,000
19. Pool Live Tour                       10,400,000
20. Hidden Chronicles                  10,300,000
All charts and data are courtesy of Facebook application metrics and trends site AppData.
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