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Top-Grossing iTunes Apps:  Tap Zoo  Overtakes  Angry Birds Rio
Top-Grossing iTunes Apps: Tap Zoo Overtakes Angry Birds Rio
April 6, 2011 | By Danny Cowan

April 6, 2011 | By Danny Cowan
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Every week, sister iOS games site FingerGaming rounds up the top-grossing iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad games, as current that day in the iTunes App Store, and this chart is now available on Gamasutra.

This week's U.S. revenue charts see Tap Zoo and Angry Birds Rio earning top iPhone sales, while Contract Killer and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 emerge as big sellers 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 game sales chart, which is dominated by lower-priced titles that sell more copies.

Data comes courtesy of Apple's public sales information. All titles in the App Store's "Games" category are considered in chart rankings.

This week's top-grossing iPhone and iPod Touch games are:

1. Tap Zoo (Free)
2. Angry Birds Rio ($0.99)
3. Angry Birds ($0.99)
4. Words With Friends ($2.99)
5. Tiny Wings ($0.99)
6. Smurfs' Village (Free)
7. Fashion Story (Free)
8. Zombie Farm (Free)
9. Texas Poker (Free)
10. Kingdoms at War (Free)

Pocket Gems earns the top spot in today's chart with a rush of Tap Zoo microtransaction sales following a recent update. Angry Birds Rio drops to second place, as Angry Birds remains a steady seller at third.

Words With Friends and Tiny Wings also report continued sales success, while the remainder of this week's chart consists of free-to-play releases from the likes of Capcom, TeamLava, and The Playforge.

Here are this week’s top-grossing iPad games:

1. Angry Birds Rio HD ($2.99)
2. Smurfs' Village (Free)
3. Angry Birds HD ($4.99)
4. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 for iPad ($9.99)
5. Contract Killer (Free)
6. Fashion Story (Free)
7. Scrabble for iPad ($9.99)
8. Infinity Blade ($5.99)
9. Real Racing 2 HD ($9.99)
10. We Rule Quests for iPad (Free)

Demand for the recent App Store hit Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP drops sharply this week; after debuting at second place last week, the game has since fallen out of the top ten entirely.

Angry Birds, Smurfs' Village, and Angry Birds Rio are still going strong, however, and are joined by newcomers Contract Killer and Fashion Story in today's chart results.

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