Top 25 Facebook Games for April 2010 See Mixed Traffic Results

While February’s list of the 25 largest games on Facebook showed the end of a holiday traffic decline, this past month did not look quite so positive. A staggering 14 games, over half the chart, reported sizable losses in monthly active users. As a mater of fact, the minimum loss was 210,460 from none other than the mighty behemoth known as FarmVille. Yes, even the Zynga game that has grown month after month by millions of users experienced losses.

The question is as to whether or not this is a sign of things to come. Have people finally grown tired of virtual farming, for example? No, rather the likeliest cause was Facebook’s removal of third-party notifications, cutting off a communication channel that many developers relied on to keep users coming back.

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9 Responses to “Top 25 Facebook Games for April 2010 See Mixed Traffic Results”

  1. What We’re Reading: The April Fool’s Edition - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com says:

    [...] Top 25 Facebook Games for April — insidefacebook.com Damon Darlin says: Half the top Facebook games had fewer players, including FarmVille. [...]

  2. M Klaassen says:

    I can see why people get tired of doing things over and over. There is no challenge. Farm money is acquired with paypal or credit cards and buying items will empty this option very fast.
    Also, the items are either locked for too long or the farm cash too slow in adding. I’m getting tired of the same rutine, myself.

  3. Dave says:

    I’ve seen Mashable and how they evaluate the popularity of facebook games, and I have to say they’re unprofessional pieces of trash that change their rules to their own liking.

    btw, I got an interesting facebook game to recommend if you’re looking for steampunk and a good gaming community:
    http://tinyurl.com/298wbg4

  4. oipe says:

    hi gust

  5. maria says:

    i guess facebook games was fun!i have a question why facebook had a top 10 games when the people don’t like a games

  6. Mary Ann says:

    I know a few people that just play facebook games, they create multiple accounts just to play those silly game :)

  7. Gourmet Ranch says:

    Honestly, this facebook applications cater to older people who enjoys playing mouse games, puzzles and repetitive game plays.

  8. laith says:

    WILDONES IS THE BEST GAME

  9. Chaz says:

    People play, on average 3 games at a time, while spending up to $50 per month.

    This is the new way of playing games – browser based, micro transactions / subscriptions is without a doubt the most popular way to monetize games.

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