Candy Crush Saga and ChefVille this week’s gainer and loser among the Top 25 Facebook games of November, 2012
As the month draws to its close, we take a look at the top titles on our list of the Top 25 Facebook Games of November, 2012. Per usual, we’re looking at games’ daily active users, which is the best measure of a title’s core audience. We skipped posting last week due to the long Thanksgiving weekend, but now we’re back to close November out.
Normally, games at the top of the list feature such massive numbers that large changes can occur without any movement on the chart, but the past couple of months have seen some dramatic traffic shifts. Witness: The Ville quickly topped the chart this summer but managed to completely drop off the list by the start of this month.
Here’s what we’ve looked at so far:
- Nov. 8, 2012: No. 25 (DoubleDown Casino) through No. 19 (Zynga Slingo)
- Nov. 15, 2012: No. 18 (Monster World) through No. 13 (CityVille)
6. Bubble Witch Saga
4. Candy Crush Saga
3. Words With Friends
2. Texas Holdem Poker
Texas HoldEm Poker hasn’t moved too much, starting out the month at 6.2 million DAU and now at 6.3 million. The game peaked in February 2011 with 7.7 million DAU, a traffic point it almost returned to in July, but it’s since dropped off again. Texas HoldEm Poker goes through peaks and valleys, and it currently looks like the game is at or near a low point of the latter. There hasn’t been any indication that Texas HoldEm Poker is about to start gaining users again, and it looks like it might possibly get passed by a non-Zynga title for the first time in the past year (possibly ever).
1. FarmVille 2
FarmVille 2 began November at 8.7 million DAU and moved as high as 8.9 million, but it’s since dropped off to 8.5 million. The game managed to hit 9.2 million DAU last month, but traffic declines don’t seem to be nearly as dramatic as other titles Zynga’s released this year. Even though its audience is 600,000 DAU smaller than it was in October, it doesn’t look like it’ll be dethroned any time soon. Expect to see FarmVille 2 still sitting pretty in the No. 1 spot next month.
All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Come back on Monday for our Top 25 Facebook games of December, 2012.