The Top 25 Facebook Games for April, 2009


With the exception of the Top 3 Facebook games, this past month has not been as “positive” as those recently. Nearly half of the apps in the top 25 lost monthly active users in March. However, the number of losses did allow for a few titles to make impressive jumps in popularity. The highlights:

  • Former #2 app Pass a Drink fell to #5 after losing over 2.5 million active users in March, giving up its spot to Playfish giant Pet Society which gained around 1.3 million active users.
  • Zynga’s Mafia Wars is holding strong at #3, pulling in a total of 9,135,999 active users, with Bumper Sticker rolling in at around 7 million.
  • YoVille from also continued to overtake the bulk of the Playfish titles, appearing at #7.
  • Poker Palace from Playdom seems to have lost some steam as its drastic rise through the rankings each month has halted, falling from the #15 spot to #18 loosing over 400,000 players.
  • Two games made a huge leap in the rankings: #16 Street Racing (previously #22) and #19 Vampire Wars (previously #23) rose significantly with over 900,000 and 800,000 more users ,respectively.

As was the case last month, Zynga continues to grow within Facebook and is waging a battle with Playfish as the top Facebook game developer. Although they have very different games, these two have come a long way. Who will make the next game? And will it be evolutionary or revolutionary? Either way, you’ll see it here.

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8 Responses to “The Top 25 Facebook Games for April, 2009”

  1. Nicholas Lovell says:

    Can I just check whether this table covers unique users for March. The headline has slightly confused me.

  2. Zynga, Playfish Battling for Top Spots in Facebook Gaming Charts says:

    [...] Social Games has just released its list of top 25 Facebook games for April 2009, and the battle is heating up between Zynga (AppData) and Playfish (AppData) for the top spots in [...]

  3. Christopher Mack says:

    The numbers are for the unique users reported for April 1st, via the past month.

  4. Facebook App Developer says:

    The quantity of playfish and zynga games are equal. But i like Mob wars the best gaming app on facebook. This stats of 25 games on facebook is really cool.

  5. Mafia Wars Comes to the iPhone says:

    [...] over 9 million monthly users on Facebook last month, and nearly 12 million total players on MySpace, Mafia Wars is one of the most popular [...]

  6. The Top 25 MySpace Games for May, 2009 says:

    [...] with last month, MySpace remains the relatively stable platform compared to Facebook. Furthermore, since their official debut, Playdom has certainly held onto their dominance with [...]

  7. Facebook App Developer says:

    Fantastic! love facebook and it’s features.

  8. Facebook Application Development says:

    Texas is now loosing its charm i think. When it comes people usually play it 24 hours but now farm ville type of games people really like to play. Nice stats i think. Thanks

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