[In this weekly column, Gamasutra rounds up the most popular paid and free gaming applications on the Android Market as of today, with
Grand Theft Auto III, Cut the Rope and
Fruit Ninja currently ranking among the platform's top downloads.]
This week's top paid titles are:
1. Grand Theft Auto III
2. Cut the Rope
3. Fruit Ninja
4. Where's My Water?
5. Doodle Jump
6. Plants vs. Zombies
7. The Sims 3
8. Madden NFL 12
10. Flick Golf!
Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto III
heads up the Android Market's paid app rankings, outselling longtime chart leaders Cut the Rope
and Fruit Ninja
during the holiday week.
Disney's Where's My Water?
and Lima Sky's Doodle Jump
remain strong sellers at fourth and fifth place, while a selection of price-dropped EA titles occupy several spots in the latter half of the top ten.
Here are this week's top free Android game applications:
1. Angry Birds
2. Words With Friends Free
3. Angry Birds Seasons
4. UNO Free
5. Fruit Ninja Free
6. Angry Birds Rio
8. Word Search
9. Drag Racing
10. Air Penguin
Rovio's Angry Birds
and Newtoy's Words With Friends
rank as the most popular free Android games during this year's Christmas rush
, as Angry Birds Seasons
and UNO Free
follow at third and fourth place.
Monsters Game's recently updated pipe puzzler Plumber
also manages to earn a spot in this week's rankings, as Gamevil's Air Penguin
and Creative Mobile's Drag Racing
close out today's results at ninth and tenth place.