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
Application: Ruby Blast Adventures Zynga
Application: Pet Rescue Saga King.com
Application: Oferece uma rosa Social Sweethearts GmbH
Application: Stormfall: Age of War Plarium
Application: Regala una rosa Social Sweethearts GmbH
Application: Bubble Island Wooga
Application: Dragon City Social Point
Application: Candy Crush Saga King.com
Application: Bike Race
Application: Subway Surfers Kiloo Games
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
Application: FarmVille 2 Zynga Inc.
Application: ChefVille Zynga
Application: FarmVille Zynga
Application: The Ville Zynga
Application: Zynga Slingo Zynga
Application: Bubble Safari Zynga
Application: Fanta-Players The Coca-Cola Company
Application: The Tycoon 3 (симс)
Application: Zynga Bingo Zynga
Application: CastleVille Zynga
Want to keep track of these on your own? Visit AppStats, where they obsessively stare at Facebook statistics all day long.