EA and Playfish's The Sims Social
has overtaken Zynga's FarmVille
in daily active users on Facebook.
According to current statistics
from tracking site AppData, the game now claims 9.3M DAUs, replacing FarmVille
in the number two slot.
The most popular game is still Zynga's CityVille
, currently just shy of 14M DAUs.
According to recent comments
by EA CFO Eric Brown, the game is seeing a healthy amount of player retention as well: according to Brown, players play an average of three times per day in 15 to 20-minute sessions.
"What has made [The Sims Social
] a success so far is the Playfish expertise... combined with the creative excellence of the core Sims
team," said Brown. "Those teams work together exceptionally well."
The Sims Social
currently claims just over 34M monthly active users, just shy of FarmVille