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Top 25 Games on Facebook in March

By on April 3, 2009

AppData and InsideSocialGames track the most popular games on Facebook and MySpace on a rolling monthly basis. The chart (embedded below) makes an interesting read.

Source: Appdata

Click for larger image. Source: Appdata

Zynga has three titles in the top 10, Playfish has 4, making these two companies clearly dominant in their space.

Gareth Davies, chief of games at Facebook, commented at GDC that as many people play Texas HoldEm Poker as play World of Warcraft, although I doubt Bobby Kotick is quaking in his boots at this threat yet given the wildly different revenue models.

But there are some big numbers here. With 4 millon unique gamers for the top 10 players, that’s an attractive market to advertisers, and as the developers offer more compelling games, these numbers are likely to grow.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: