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 Zoo
and Zombie Farm
earning top iPhone sales, while Dead Space
and Smurfs' Village
remain 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. Angry Birds
2. Tap Zoo
3. Dead Space
4. Zombie Farm
5. Call of Duty: Zombies
6. Zombie Cafe
7. Fruit Ninja
8. Smurfs' Village
9. Tiny Chef
10. Live Poker
A number of microtransaction-supported free games enter the iPhone's top-grossing sales chart this week, challenging previous sales leaders Angry Birds
and Dead Space
. Pocket Gems' Tap Zoo
has proven especially popular, moving up to second place after taking third last week.
The undead-themed Zombie Farm
and Zombie Cafe
rival Activison's Call of Duty: Zombies
this week, while Brooklyn Packet's free-to-play restaurant sim Tiny Chef
makes its chart debut between Capcom's Smurfs' Village
and Zynga's Live Poker
at ninth place.
Here are this week’s top-grossing iPad applications:
1. Angry Birds HD
2. Dead Space for iPad
3. Smurfs' Village
4. Scrabble for iPad
5. We Rule Quests for iPad
6. Trade Nations
7. Fruit Ninja HD
8. Plants vs. Zombies HD
9. World of Goo
10. Bakery Story
Angry Birds HD
and Dead Space
lead iPad sales for the second week running, with Smurfs' Village
and Scrabble for iPad
trailing at third and fourth place.
World of Goo
sees another drop in popularity after capturing the top chart spot last month, while Ngmoco's We Rule Quests
and Amplified Games' Trade Nations
overtake Fruit Ninja HD
and Plants vs. Zombies HD
with a steady stream of microtransaction revenue.