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Top-Grossing iOS Games: Tap Pet Hotel Reports Big First-Week Earnings

Apple's latest U.S. App Store game charts by revenue see Tap Pet Hotel and Tap Zoo earning top iPhone sales, while NBA Jam and Final Fantasy III emerge as big sellers on the iPad.
Every week, sister iPhone and iPad site FingerGaming rounds up the top-grossing iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad applications, as current that day in the iTunes App Store, and this chart is now available on Gamasutra. This week's U.S. revenue charts see Tap Pet Hotel and Tap Zoo earning top iPhone sales, while NBA Jam and Final Fantasy III emerge as big sellers on the iPad. These charts allow end users to see who is making the most money on the App Store that day. It differs significantly from the Top 10 Games chart, which is ranked by sales, and therefore is dominated by lower-priced titles that sell more copies. Data comes courtesy of Apple's public sales information. All titles in the App Store's "Games" category are considered in chart rankings. This week's top-grossing iPhone titles are: 1. Tap Zoo (Free) 2. Tap Pet Hotel (Free) 3. NBA Jam ($4.99) 4. Zynga Poker (Free) 5. Angry Birds ($0.99) 6. Texas Poker (Free) 7. Words With Friends ($2.99) 8. Smurfs' Village (Free) 9. Angry Birds Rio ($0.99) 10. Zombie Farm (Free) Pocket Gems dominates today's top-grossing charts with its App Store favorite Tap Zoo and Tap Pet Hotel, which claims second place in its first week of release. EA's NBA Jam takes third following a multiplayer update and a weekend-long price drop. Zynga Poker and Kamagames' rival gambling app Texas Poker compete with Angry Birds and Words With Friends, meanwhile, as Smurfs' Village and Zombie Farm report increased microtransaction earnings after recent updates. Here are this week’s top-grossing iPad applications: 1. Smurfs' Village (Free) 2. NBA Jam for iPad ($9.99) 3. Angry Birds Rio HD ($2.99) 4. Angry Birds HD ($4.99) 5. Final Fantasy III ($16.99) 6. Texas Poker (Free) 7. Trade Nations (Free) 8. We Rule Quests for iPad (Free) 9. Infinity Blade ($5.99) 10. Scrabble for iPad ($9.99) Smurfs' Village tops iPad revenue earnings for the second week in a row, as EA's new iPad version of NBA Jam premieres at second place. Square Enix claims fifth place in today's rankings with its recently released iPad version of Final Fantasy III, while Z2Live's Trade Nations and Ngmoco's We Rule Quests compete with chart mainstays Infinity Blade and Scrabble in the latter half of the top ten.

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