Facebook game developer Zynga has proved that it knows how to keep millions of Facebook users happy and satisfied. In less than a month, its newest game “CityVille” has become the most popular application on Facebook, exceeding Zynga’s previous hit “FarmVille” in all areas. AppData shows that “CityVille” now has 16.8 million daily active users in comparison with 16.4 million of “FarmVille’s”. Looking at monthly active users, “CityVille” is also leading with 61.7 million users, while “FarmVille” follows behind with 56.8 million users.
Zynga’s “FrontierVille” and “Texas HoldEm Poker” also stand in the top five: put those four apps together and users have a very impressive number with 184 million active users across four games.
The only non-Zynga app in the top five list is “Phrases,” which at one point threatened to take the top place, but is now dominated by both “CityVille” and “FarmVille.” It is difficult for “CityVille’s” future success to forecast after an amazingly good start at early December, but it’s still impressive to see Zynga amassing tens of millions of users in a matter of days, proving that all that venture capital that went into the company isn’t there by accident.