Sims app challenges Zynga’s dominance
Saturday 27 August 2011
EA's Sims franchise has moved into Zynga's territory with the launch of Facebook app
The Sims Social on Thursday, August 18; despite only being out of beta for seven days the game is already the one of the top apps on the social networking site.
The Sims Social is part of the Sims franchise developed by Electronic Arts (EA) in 2000 and involving a simulation of everyday tasks of one or more characters in the fictitious Sim City.
Data from Facebook app tracking service appdata.com shows that since coming out of beta on Thursday, August 18, The Sims Social has become the fastest growing application this week with over six million daily users.
In terms of daily active users (DAU) the application is now the eight largest on Facebook and is only just over two million DAUs behind Zynga's FarmVille and social gaming behemoth CityVille, which currently has over 14 million DAUs.
The application differs slightly from the traditional Sims gaming platform in that the CPU characters actually belong to the users' Facebook friends. While users' characters don't interact in real time, players can view replays of that day's gameplay and their characters' interactions.
The application can be played at: http://www.facebook.com/TheSimsSocial
The top ten Facebook apps, in terms of daily average users, according to appdata.com on August 26, are as follows:
01. Windows Live Messenger
05. Texas HoldEm Poker
06. Empires and Allies
07. HTC Sense
08. The Sims Social
09. Pioneer Trail
10. Gardens of Time
Life & Style blogs
Jennifer Lawrence nude pictures leaked: Reddit removes 'The Fappening' board dedicated to sharing naked pictures of celebrities
iPhone 'Wave': iOS 8 hoax claims you can charge your iPhone in the microwave - you can't
London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015: Distraction could not disguise a distinct lack of focus
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
iOS 8 HealthKit catches a major bug, forcing Apple's fitness apps to lie down and take it easy
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
- 1 Rihanna 'nude photos' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
- 2 Frank Lampard equalises for Manchester City against Chelsea: how the internet reacted
- 3 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 4 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 5 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Service Delivery Manager Kingston Up...
£24000 - £30000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Graduate BI Consultant (B...
£40000 - £55000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Service Delivery Manager (Product Ma...
£50000 - £70000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Cloud Product and Solutions Marketin...