In the world of Facebook game data, we’ve seen two interesting developments take place over the past few weeks. Most recently, we see the reemergence of CrowdStar as a serious threat in terms of its total monthly user-base, and in other news, we see a new app become the top city-building app in the whole of Facebook.
CrowdStar Blasts Past Playdom, EA to Become #2 Developer
At the beginning of this month, we told you of Playdom’s recent success with apps like City of Wonder and Market Street, which launched the developer past CrowdStar to take over the #3 spot on AppData‘s charts of top Facebook game developers in terms of total monthly users.
CrowdStar apparently was having none of that, as less than a month later, they have not only moved back past Playdom on the charts, but in fact have blasted into the #2 spot, topping even Electronic Arts / Playfish in the total monthly figure. CrowdStar now sits at 54 million users across their entire portfolio (EA has 50 million, while Playdom has 43.5 million), with the surge brought about by their two newest games, also released this month – Pop Boom (a match-three puzzle game in the same vein of Bejeweled Blitz) and It Girl.
It Girl itself already has 2.3 million users, with 1.8 million of those being added in the last week, while Pop Boom has helped the total by bringing in 1.5 million players. Playdom, on the other hand, has actually lost ground on its competitors, with a loss of around 300,000 users since it passed CrowdStar earlier in the month.
City of Wonder Becomes Top City-Building Game on Facebook
While the previous story might make Playdom seem down for the count, don’t count the developer out just yet, as they now can now once again tout having the most popular city-building app on the entirety of Facebook - City of Wonder.
With Social City falling to around 5.7 million users over the past weeks and months, Playdom had been surpassed by the likes of Digital Chocolate’s Millionaire City, which holds down a very respectable total of 8.4 million users.
With the recent release of City of Wonder, however, Playdom struck virtual gold, with the app catching on with users who appreciate the customization of the city-building genre, but also enjoy (in theory) the game’s in-depth research tree. The most recent figures from AppData show City of Wonder sitting at the #17 on the top app charts with 10.7 million users, less than 30,000 users away from taking away the #16 spot from iLike’s Music app.
For the complete numerical rundown on all of your favorite Facebook apps, be sure to head over to AppData. We’ll be sure to bring you more on these chart changes as they happen.