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. Asphalt 5
3. Rock Band
4. JellyCar 2
6. Call of Duty: World at War Zombies
7. The Sims 3
8. Eliminate Pro
10. Doom Classic
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.
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.