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Angry Birds Dethroned By Smurfs!

Angry Birds Dethroned By Smurfs!


By clicking on the “Top-Grossing” tab on the App Store on your iPhone or iPad, you will be able to see which games are making the most money out of the online store, and of course, making money for Apple. A very addictive and casual game called Angry Birds, where you have to kill green pigs with birds fired from slingshots (makes huge sense!), was on top of the hill for a long long time. This is until now.

This week’s US App Store charts see Smurfs’ Village and Cut the Rope leading iPhone sales, while Robokill emerges as a top seller on the iPad. These charts allow end users to see who is making the most money on the App Store that day. It differs significantly from the Top 10 Games chart, which is ranked by sales, and therefore is dominated by lower-priced titles that sell more. This week’s top-grossing iPhone titles are:

1. Smurfs’ Village
2. Angry Birds
3. Cut the Rope
4. Restaurant Story
5. Tap Zoo
6. Texas Poker
7. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
8. FarmVille
9. Kingdoms at War
10. Haypi Kingdom

Japanese game developer Capcom, the one that created the micro transaction-supported simulation title Smurfs’ Village currently earns more daily revenue than Rovio’s longtime chart leader Angry Birds. TeamLava’s Restaurant Story, Streetview Labs’ Tap Zoo, and Texas Poker also report big micro transaction earnings this week, while EA’s Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit beats FarmVille, Kingdoms of War, and Haypi Kingdom in its first week of release. Here are this week’s top-grossing iPad applications:

1. Angry Birds HD ($4.99)
2. Robokill: Rescue Titan Prime ($6.99)
3. Scrabble for iPad ($9.99)
4. Magic Fiddle ($2.99)
5. Spider-Man: Total Mayhem HD ($6.99)
6. Plants vs. Zombies HD ($9.99)
7. Cut the Rope HD ($1.99)
8. GT Racing: Motor Academy HD ($0.99)
9. Fruit Ninja HD ($4.99)
10. Tetris for iPad ($7.99)

Angry Birds HD remains the iPad’s highest-grossing game, fending off recent challengers like Wandake’s overhead-view shooter Robokill and Smule’s music simulation title Magic Fiddle. Gameloft’s newly released iPad version of Spider-Man: Total Mayhem takes fifth place in this week’s charts, outselling established favorites like Plants vs. Zombies, Cut the Rope HD, and Fruit Ninja HD.

By |2010-11-19T20:04:55-05:00November 19th, 2010|

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