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Newtoy's  Scramble With Friends  tops iPad sales chart

Newtoy's Scramble With Friends tops iPad sales chart

January 23, 2012 | By Danny Cowan

[In this weekly feature, Gamasutra rounds up the week's most popular paid and free iPhone and iPod Touch games, as current on the iTunes App Store.]

This week's top paid iPhone game titles on the App Store, as captured on January 23rd 2012, are as follows:

1. Scramble With Friends ($0.99)
2. Where's My Water? ($0.99)
3. Words With Friends ($0.99)
4. Fruit Ninja ($0.99)
5. Angry Birds Seasons ($0.99)
6. Angry Birds ($0.99)
7. Smash Cops ($2.99)
8. Cut the Rope ($0.99)
9. Tetris ($0.99)
10. Bejeweled ($0.99)

Newtoy's recently launched word puzzler Scramble With Friends tops iPhone app sales this week, overtaking former chart leaders Where's My Water? and Fruit Ninja.

Words With Friends also enjoys a boost in popularity thanks to the success of Scramble With Friends, while Hutch's action game Smash Cops and PopCap's reissued Bejeweled secure spots in the latter half of the top ten.

Here are this week's top free iPhone games:

1. Temple Run
2. Scramble With Friends Free
3. Card Ace Casino
4. Angry Piggy
5. Life is Crime
6. Blood & Glory
7. Tap Fish 2
8. Pet Town
9. Texas Hold'Em Poker
10. Snappers

Imangi's reigning chart leader Temple Run fends off competition from a free-to-play version of Scramble With Friends and Self Aware Games' gambling title Card Ace Casino in today's Apple-issued rankings.

Red Robot Labs' Android-ported multiplayer combat title Life is Crime enters the charts at fifth place, meanwhile, as Ourpalm's Angry Birds parody Angry Piggy finishes fourth.

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