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Top-Grossing iPhone Apps: Updated Bejeweled 2 Leads Over Asphalt 5

Apple's latest U.S. iPhone game charts by revenue see PopCap's Bejeweled 2 leading App Store sales following a recent gameplay-expanding update, with Asphalt 5 and Rock Band trailing close behind.

Danny Cowan, Blogger

November 17, 2009

2 Min Read

Every week, sister iPhone site FingerGaming rounds up the top-grossing iPhone and iPod Touch applications, as current that day in the iTunes App Store, and this chart is now available on Gamasutra. This week's U.S. iPhone revenue charts see PopCap's Bejeweled 2 leading App Store sales following a recent gameplay-expanding update, with Gameloft's Asphalt 5 and EA's Rock Band trailing close behind. This relatively recently-added chart allows 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 U.S. App Store titles are: 1. Bejeweled 2 ($2.99) 2. Asphalt 5 ($6.99) 3. Rock Band ($6.99) 4. JellyCar 2 ($0.99) 5. Tetris ($4.99) 6. Call of Duty: World at War Zombies ($9.99) 7. The Sims 3 ($6.99) 8. Eliminate Pro (Free) 9. Scrabble ($4.99) 10. Doom Classic ($6.99) PopCap's match-three puzzler Bejeweled 2 has skyrocketed in popularity after a recent update added Bejeweled Blitz, a gameplay mode originally released as a Facebook application. The title finishes as today's top-grossing game in the iTunes App Store, as Gameloft's arcade-styled racer Asphalt 5 trails at second place. JellyCar 2 drops to fourth place after topping the charts last week, with Rock Band rising up to capture third. Tetris also moves up this week, while Activision's first-person shooter Call of Duty: World at War Zombies finishes its first week of release at sixth place. ngmoco's free-to-play Eliminate Pro again finishes as a top-grossing title this week, with a dedicated group of players generating a steady stream of microtransaction revenue. Scrabble returns to the top ten at ninth place, meanwhile, as Doom Classic closes out today's results at tenth.

About the Author(s)

Danny Cowan


Danny Cowan is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist for Gamasutra and its subsites. Previously, he has written reviews and feature articles for gaming publications including 1UP.com, GamePro, and Hardcore Gamer Magazine.

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