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Most Popular Facebook Games: From FarmVille to King.com's Sagas

Every other week, Gamasutra examines the most popular Facebook games, this time looking at how Zynga's two FarmVille titles doing, and at King.com's Bubble With Saga and Candy Crush Saga.
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. After several weeks of rapid audience growth, Zynga's FarmVille 2 is the most popular game on Facebook with nearly 62 million monthly active users. The original FarmVille is doing pretty well, too -- it's the eighth most popular game and has 17 million players. But FarmVille 2's popularity is such that it has nearly double the user count of its closest competitor, Texas HoldEm Poker/Zynga Poker, which has 33 million players. The card game's numbers had been stable for some time now -- unusual for Zynga titles at the top of Facebook's games leaderboard -- but it's lost 6.3 million users in the last month. In fact, while FarmVille 2 is doing pretty great, the audiences for all of Zynga's other titles are shrinking. Bubble Safari has lost 4.3 million users in the last four weeks, ChefVille 14.9 million, Zynga Slingo 14.4 million, and The Ville 8.2 million. Those declines have allowed non-Zynga titles to rise up on the leaderboards. Wooga's Diamond Dash, for example, is now at #6 with 19.8 million players, even though it's shed 700,000 users. And King.com's puzzlers, Bubble Witch Saga and Candy Crush Saga, have also jumped up to the #7 and #9 spots respectively, despite both losing a considerable amount of players in the last month. You can see the full list of the top 20 Facebook games below:

Facebook Games Leaderboard

Facebook Games Leaderboard

NameMAU
1.FarmVille 2 61,900,000
2.Texas HoldEm Poker 33,000,000
3.Bubble Safari 25,100,000
4.ChefVille 24,700,000
5.Zynga Slingo 20,700,000
6.Diamond Dash 19,800,000
7.Bubble Witch Saga 17,100,000
8.FarmVille 17,000,000
9.Candy Crush Saga 16,000,000
10.CityVille 15,700,000
11.SongPop 15,100,000
12.Dragon City 13,600,000
13.The Ville 13,500,000
14.Words With Friends 13,200,000
15.CastleVille 12,700,000
16.Angry Birds Friends 12,300,000
17.Ruby Blast Adventures 11,600,000
18.Tetris Battle 10,500,000
19.The Sims Social 10,500,000
20.Pool Live Tour 10,000,000
All charts and data are courtesy of Facebook application metrics and trends site AppData.

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