For the past couple of months I've been taking time every Monday morning to report on the top 10 Facebook games by daily active users. That list has barely budged in four week. Here's a better pair of lists — the top fan gainers and losers of the week, featuring a chart that's almost entirely Zynga!
The fine folks at AppStats give us many exciting ways to track and chart Facebook app data, so since that one list wasn't working out, I switched to something more exciting. These two charts show the top fan gainers and losers by monthly active users. It's a much better way to track trends than a simple list of games with the largest number of players.
For instance, take a look at the top gainers this week. Zynga's recent adventure update for Ruby Blast looks to have done its job, bringing new players to the game in droves.
But it's the only Zynga game on the list. The rest are up-and-coming companies, new games and a pair of mobile titles with Facebook page presence.
Top Facebook Fan Gainers — November 12, 2012
Rank: 1. Application: Ruby Blast Adventures Zynga MAU: 14,000,000 Change: +500,553
Rank: 2. Application: Pet Rescue Saga King.com MAU: 1,100,000 Change: +127,483
Rank: 3. Application: Oferece uma rosa Social Sweethearts GmbH MAU: 740,000 Change: +99,988
Rank: 4. Application: Stormfall: Age of War Plarium MAU: 280,000 Change: +79,345
Rank: 5. Application: Regala una rosa Social Sweethearts GmbH MAU: 570,000 Change: +78,639
Rank: 6. Application: Bubble Island Wooga MAU: 7,100,000 Change: +70,942
Rank: 7. Application: Dragon City Social Point MAU: 13,800,000 Change: +69,644
Rank: 8. Application: Candy Crush Saga King.com 16,200,000 Change: +55,495
Rank: 9. Application: Bike Race MAU: 2,000,000 Change: +46,140
Rank: 10. Application: Subway Surfers Kiloo Games MAU: 3,600,000 Change: +41,958
So where's all the Zynga? Aside from a game based on Fanta soda and a game I've never heard of, Zynga has got the losers chart covered. Makes sense; they have the most to lose.
Top Facebook Fan Losers — November 12, 2012
Rank: 1. Application: FarmVille 2 Zynga Inc. MAU: 59,500,000 Change: -546,027
Rank: 2. Application: ChefVille Zynga MAU: 23,500,000 Change: -272,121
Rank: 3. Application: FarmVille Zynga MAU: 16,500,000 Change: -205,956
Rank: 4. Application: The Ville Zynga MAU: 12,300,000 Change: -170,963
Rank: 5. Application: Zynga Slingo Zynga MAU: 20,000,000 Change: -146,368
Rank: 6. Application: Bubble Safari Zynga 24,600,000 Change: -93,646
Rank: 7. Application: Fanta-Players The Coca-Cola Company MAU: 480,000 Change: -75,841
Rank: 8. Application: The Tycoon 3 (симс) MAU: 92 Change: -73,251
Rank: 9. Application: Zynga Bingo Zynga MAU: 4,400,000 Change: -59,952
Rank: 10. Application: CastleVille Zynga MAU: 12,300,000 Change: -52,758
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