Words With Friends, Bubble Witch Saga Top This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Games by DAU

Zynga games are seeing a bit of the lift this week as Words With Friends claims the top spot on our list of fastest-growing games by daily active users. Bubble Witch Saga and CityVille round out our top three.

While thoroughly integrated with its mobile parent game, Words With Friends for Facebook takes a different approach to monetization. The mobile game gets people to pay for a one-time download mainly as a way to avoid watching video ads between moves. The Facebook version keeps the video ads, but only allows players to opt out of watching them by inviting a certain number of friends. The actual monetization in the Facebook game comes from spending Facebook Credits on one of three gameplay-boosting features, like a “Count” tool that displays a player’s possible score as they place down individual tiles.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

Name DAU Gain Gain,%
1.  Words With Friends 4,900,000 +400,000 +9%
2.  Bubble Witch Saga 2,200,000 +200,000 +10%
3.  CityVille 11,800,000 +200,000 +2%
4.  FarmVille 7,400,000 +200,000 +3%
5.  Ravenskye City 1,400,000 +200,000 +15%
6.  Bejeweled Blitz 2,700,000 +100,000 +4%
7.  Bubble Island 2,200,000 +100,000 +5%
8.  Bubble Saga 1,400,000 +100,000 +8%
9.  Diamond Dash 2,400,000 +100,000 +4%
10.  Games 1,700,000 +100,000 +6%
11.  Monster World 1,800,000 +100,000 +6%
12.  Tetris Battle 1,900,000 +100,000 +6%
13.  Texas HoldEm Poker 6,500,000 +100,000 +2%
14.  المزرعة السعيدة 670,000 +100,000 +18%
15.  Coco Girl 400,000 +90,000 +25%
16.  Zombie Island 230,000 +70,000 +37%
17.  Airport City 390,000 +60,000 +17%
18.  Bubble Speed 310,000 +60,000 +24%
19.  3D Slots 270,000 +50,000 +22%
20.  BINGO Blitz 800,000 +50,000 +7%

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

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