This Week's Windows Phone Charts: In With The Old, Out With The New

It's not that the Windows Phone platform isn't getting new games — it's just that the older ones are just that good. We'll run with that as the weekly Windows Phone charts return sleeker, sexier and more 5-hittier than ever before.

Getting rid of the extraneous images and wonky formatting that previously made the weekly charts such a pain in the arse to maintain makes it much easier to see just how stagnant the Windows Phone game marketplace. Games released when the platform first launch still linger in the rankings, waiting for something — anything better to come along. While iOS and Android have enjoyed (somewhat) a flurry of Final Fantasy releases as of late, Windows Phone gamers keep the original on the charts because it's all they've got.

I've been trying to secure a Windows Phone 8 to aid in my coverage of this mobile Microsoft marketplace. At this point I'm not sure it's even worth the trouble.

On that positive note, check out this week's rankings and then come back next week to see if anything moved. Poking sticks will be provided.

Top Paid Windows Phone Games — January 17, 2013

Rank Game Last Week Change
1. Angry Birds N/A N/A
2. Fruit Ninja N/A N/A
3. Pac-Man CE DX N/A N/A
4. Plants Vs. Zombies N/A N/A
5. Monopoly N/A N/A
6. Monster Island N/A N/A
7. Bejeweled Live N/A N/A
8. Sonic CD N/A N/A
9. Parachute Panic N/A N/A
10. Final Fantasy N/A N/A

Top Free Windows Phone Games — January 17, 2013

Rank Game Last Week Change
1. Ragdoll Run N/A N/A
2. Red Bull Kart Fighter World N/A N/A
3. Flow Free N/A N/A
4. AE Skee Ball N/A N/A
5. 100 Floor N/A N/A
6. Xbox Extras N/A N/A
7. AE Jewels N/A N/A
8. Pencil Blade N/A N/A
9. Archer N/A N/A
10. Paper Dash N/A N/A


    XBox extras shouldn't count. Everyone who has a WP and a 360 grabs it - even if they never use it.

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