Top 25 Facebook Games for February, 2010

Top 25 Facebook Games for February, 2010

The Christmas traffic decline has melted away, and a number of games saw significant growth in February — more so than January, anyway. However, for each significant gain, there were some loses as well, as roughly one-third of the list dropped in monthly active users, and a few of those drops are highly popular titles such as FishVille and Happy Aquarium.

On the lighter side of things, Zynga’s FarmVille continues to hold on to top honors with new records in monthly users once again, while competitor CrowdStar attempts to increase its popularity even further. Also, RockYou makes its move back to its former glory from the early days of Facebook with heavily increased MAUs for both Birthday Cards and Zoo World. Another game, Hero World, also made its debut this month.

February was a potentially big month for games, because Facebook introduced a home page redesign at the beginning of the month that moved applications from a bottom toolbar into the left-hand navigation column, and moved notifications from the toolbar to the top navigation bar. Facebook also added what it calls a Games Dashboard — basically, a home page filter that lets users see a page of the Facebook games they and their friends have been playing. So far, the impact does not look to be negative for social games overall. The full impact of the redesign will only be felt this month, though, as Facebook is removing application notifications from the new notifications bar.

Here are the highlights for the top 25 Facebook Games for February, 2010:

  • Zynga‘s FarmVille shatters its old records once again, gaining over 7.5 million new monthly active users, bringing the game’s total monthly players up to a whopping 83,004,461.
  • At a distant second comes RockYou‘s Birthday Cards with just over 47 million MAUs, having gained over 7 million new users as well — this gift-giving app isn’t really a game, although it contains a virtual currency. Rather, it has included a window for RockYou’s game Zoo World (more on that in a moment).
  • Surprisingly, the virtual aquarium games did not do too well through February as Happy Aquarium from CrowdStar lost over 1.5 million users, with Texas Hold’Em Poker moving past it to #4. Zynga’s FishVille also dropped from #5 to #7 with roughly a 850,000 MAU loss. Furthermore, Fish World, from Tall Tree Games, has completely fallen off the charts.
  • Though aquariums aren’t doing too well, zoo keeping seems to be growing as RockYou’s Zoo World gains an impressive 4.1 million monthly active users, showing that simple mechanics and cute animals — and however else the app is growing — can go quite far. It comes in at #8, up from #10.
  • After a long game of cat and mouse, Playfish‘s Pet Society finally loses out to PetVille by a difference of less than 300,000 users. They come in at #10 and #9 respectively.
  • While CrowdStar’s long popular fish game dropped, the cold winter nights have proven lucrative for its tropical Happy Island app, as this warming title moves up from  #17 to #14 with almost a 2 million MAU gain. Unfortunately, Happy Pets still staggered slightly, losing 566,909 users, and dropping one ranking, to #17.
  • In regards to tropical games, Island Paradise, from Meteor Games also sees minor growth, moving up one rank to #19, with just over 7.6 million monthly active users, and just behind it comes RockYou’s Hero World. The super hero RPG earns 7,033,749 MAUs for the month of February.
  • Little farming app (Lil) Farm Life reappears on the list, coming in with about 5.9 million MAUs and landing at #22.
  • Lastly, the boom that was Shikha’s Pillow Fight seems to have died out, as the app has lost more than 8.4 million users, dropping from #14 to #25.

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13 Responses to “Top 25 Facebook Games for February, 2010”

  1. D10’s Quest to Create a Facebook Game « Interactive Thinking says:

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  2. Sertac Picakci says:

    Excellent stats… For me the weirdest thing is that there is no Football Themed FAcebook Game on the list… Millions are watching, playing football… Football lovers playing PS3 or XBOX all the time ? No need for a football game on Facebook ?

  3. David Barnes says:

    Good to see the new layout does no harm yet. The new “Games” tab might even help games get viral traction without resorting to spam. I know a few people who’ve clicked the “Games” tab and had a dabble, but who would always dismiss spammy notifications immediately.

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  6. Brianne Wright says:

    Here’s something really funny. Users of these apps, Zoo World especially are “uniting” and boycotting changes and now hoax group are popping up people who claim to have the ear of the CEO of RockYou.

    Official Zoo World Player’s Union is one.
    I’ve been doing some research and have found that this Jason McDonald could not have possibly spoke with the CEO of RockYou any more then I could have spoke with the Queen of England…

    First I would have to say that Jason is actually not that nice of a guy. He talks down to people and constantly belittles then on the discussion boards which is why I don’t post anymore, left the group and did some research.

    (I was a “rep” whatever that is for the group and I got in trouble for posting that I want new levels on the zoo forum…apparently Rep’s aren’t “allow” to post on any forum but his)

    I don’t really think he is what he says he is. If he was don’t you think he would know about the new forum, or the new racing? He didn’t know until after they happened and has no clue about the in’s and out’s of them. He claims he had meetings with them this week. I’m sure if he did they would have told him about these new changes.

    Which after some research I find it HIGHLY unlikely that in a million dollar company the CEO talks to only ONE person, about one little app they have. RockYou is a massive company with apps all over different social networks.

  7. Top 25 Facebook Games for March, 2010 says:

    [...] February’s list of the 25 largest games on Facebook showed the end of a holiday traffic decline, this past month [...]

  8. Top 25 Facebook Games for April 2010 See Mixed Traffic Results says:

    [...] While February’s list of the 25 largest games on Facebook showed the end of a holiday traffic decline, this past month did not look quite so positive. A staggering 14 games, over half the chart, reported sizable losses in monthly active users. As a mater of fact, the minimum loss was 210,460 from none other than the mighty behemoth known as FarmVille. Yes, even the Zynga game that has grown month after month by millions of users experienced losses. [...]

  9. nandu says:

    any way restaurant city has better graphics than anygame in face book u should say about it

  10. nandu says:

    games like restaurant city can be hacked after research i just found it out and u can multiply ur money

  11. chromeblips says:

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  12. Top 25 Facebook Games for January 2011 says:

    [...] the top with nearly 85 million monthly actives as of today; a plateau breached by FarmVille back in February 2010. CityVille’s growth, however, took less than two months to [...]

  13. FISHVILLE CHEATS! | FISHVILLECHEATS.ORG says:

    [...] today there are over 24,000,000 monthly activeties of the game on Facebook.  Obviously the game of Fishville has something to offer and it is being taken up big [...]

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