Every week, Gamasutra rounds up the top-grossing iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad applications, as current that day in the iTunes App Store. This week's U.S. revenue charts see Grand Theft Auto III
and Kick the Buddy
earning top iPhone sales, while Battle Nations
and The Sims: FreePlay
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 Games chart, which is ranked by sales, and therefore 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 titles are:
1. Grand Theft Auto III
2. Poker by Zynga
4. Kick the Buddy
5. Infinity Blade II
6. Angry Birds
7. Card Ace: Casino
8. Tiny Tower
9. Modern War
10. Social Girl
Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto III
heads the iPhone's revenue charts in its debut week, unseating last week's sales leader Infinity Blade II
. Poker by Zynga
continues to generate brisk microtransaction sales at second place, as Backflip's DragonVale
takes third in today's rankings.
App Store newcomer Kick the Buddy
ranks in at fourth place thanks to an especially popular free trial version, while Crowdstar's latest simulation title Social Girl
premieres at tenth.
Here are this week's top-grossing iPad applications:
1. Battle Nations
2. The Sims: FreePlay
3. Angry Birds HD
5. Card Ace: Casino HD
6. Modern War
7. Grand Theft Auto III
8. Smurfs' Village
9. Sonic CD
10. Infinity Blade II
Z2Live's war-themed simulation title Battle Nations
leads the iPad's top-grossing apps chart for the second week in a row, while last week's second-highest earner Infinity Blade II
drops to tenth place in today's rankings.
Grand Theft Auto III
only manages to earn seventh place despite a strong showing in this week's iPhone results, meanwhile, as Sega's recently ported platformer Sonic CD
claims ninth in its first week of release.