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Top-Grossing iTunes Games:  Tap Zoo  Topples  Tiny Wings

Top-Grossing iTunes Games: Tap Zoo Topples Tiny Wings

March 15, 2011 | By Danny Cowan

Every week, sister iOS gaming 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 Tiny Wings earning top iPhone and iPod Touch sales, while Real Racing 2 HD and Smurfs' Village remain big grossers 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 game titles are:

1. Tap Zoo (Free)
2. Tiny Wings ($0.99)
3. Angry Birds ($0.99)
4. Infinity Blade ($6.99)
5. Smurfs' Village (Free)
6. Zombie Farm (Free)
7. Words With Friends ($2.99)
8. Call of Duty: Zombies ($4.99)
9. Angry Birds Seasons ($0.99)
10. Kingdoms at War (Free)

After charting as the iPhone and iPod Touch's highest-grossing game app since its launch last month, Andreas Illiger's Tiny Wings is finally topped this week by Pocket Gems' free-to-play sim title Tap Zoo.

Capcom's Smurfs' Village, The Playforge's Zombie Farm, and A Thinking Ape's Kingdoms at War also rank as top microtransaction earners this week, while Epic's updated Infinity Blade and Rovio's Angry Birds remain steady sellers at third and fourth place.

Here are this weeks top-grossing iPad games:

1. Angry Birds HD ($4.99)
2. Smurfs' Village (Free)
3. Real Racing 2 HD ($9.99)
4. Infinity Blade ($5.99)
5. Angry Birds Seasons HD ($1.99)
6. Scrabble for iPad ($9.99)
7. Fruit Ninja HD ($2.99)
8. Dead Space for iPad ($9.99)
9. Cut the Rope HD ($1.99)
10. Monopoly for iPad ($9.99)

Angry Birds HD and Smurfs' Village lead the iPad charts for the second week running, but both titles face new competition from Firemint's Real Racing 2 HD, which sees big sales in its premiere week.

Infinity Blade and Fruit Ninja HD remain top sellers from week to week, while EA's Scrabble, Dead Space, and Monopoly return to the top ten during a recently concluded sale coinciding with the release of the iPad 2.

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