This Week's Android Charts: Google Play Needs A 'New Release' Section

Oh look, it's Minecraft Pocket Edition at the top of the Android paid game charts, recovered from last week' brief bout of Ruzzle fever. There's not a single new game on the Android top paid charts, just the usual suspects shuffling about. Mosquitoes are starting to breed in it.

The free chart isn't much better. There are a few games on there that weren't around last week, but they're more older games experiencing a resurgence of popularity, instead of some hot new thing. It's depressing.

There are new games coming out for Android. I play them every week. It's just so hard to find them that the rush of new Android users grab for the games they know about — Angry Birds, Words with Friends, Temple Run — and the newer titles get a pass.

You know what would be nice? A new releases section on Google Play. I realise sorting games by release date is incredibly difficult, but I'm sure they've got someone at Google with the tech savvy to make it happen.

Top Paid Android Games — February 13, 2013

Rank Game Last Week Change
1. Minecraft Pocket Edition 2 +1
2. Ruzzle 1 -1
3. Where's My Water? 3 0
4. Grand Theft Auto III 4 0
5. Draw Something 10 +5
6. Where's My Perry? 6 0
7. Fruit Ninja 7 0
8. Need for Speed Most Wanted 5 -3
9. Cut the Rope 8 -1
10. Angry Birds Space 9 -1

Top Free Android Games — February 13, 2013

Rank Game Last Week Change
1. Temple Run 2 1 0
2. Subway Surfers 4 +2
3. Ruzzle Free 3 0
4. Candy Crush Saga 5 +1
5. Fruit Ninja Free 7 +2
6. Angry Birds N/A N/A
7. Zombie Smasher 6 -1
8. Words with Friends N/A N/A
9. Temple Run 9 0
10. Angry Birds Star Wars 10 0


    There is a 'Top New Paid' and 'Top New Free' section in the Play Store that changes up fairly often.

    There is a new release section in Google Play. Just swipe to the right in the Games category.

      Yeah, I was wondering what the author was on about as well. There are both "Top New Paid" and "Top New Free" sections off to the right.

        I think the problem here is, that there is only 'top' categories. Nothing that just lists new releases, only the most popular ones.

        There's Top Paid, Top Free, Top Grossing, Top New Paid and Top New Free. No 'New'.

          They used to have just a new release, it was mostly filled with what looked like people's test programs. So not really a great idea when anyone can upload anything.

          Last edited 15/02/13 12:17 pm

            I see what you mean Cody, given the absolute crud that appears on there with regularity though oioichuck has a valid point.

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