Phrases briefly steals FarmVille’s throne

23 Nov 2010

FarmVille has dropped from being the No 1 used app on a monthly basis on Facebook, with Phrases moving into the top spot.

At the moment, the number of FarmVille’s monthly active visitors is clocked in at 53.9 million, according to statistics from AppData.

However, Phrases, a daily quiz and quote application, managed to hit 54.4 million monthly active viewers, stealing the top spot from FarmVille.

Looking at the daily active users statistics, FarmVille is still very much in the lead, with 16.6 million users per day, compared to Phrases’ 5.4 million.

The monthly active visitors lead may not last, either. According to Inside Facebook, Phrases has been cut off to US users, so soon enough, its monthly active users figures may drop below FarmVille.

Still, while FarmVille may hit the top spot again soon, it seems there has been somewhat of a drop in its user base, given that the social-gaming phenomenon hit more than 80 million users at the start of the year.

FarmVille creator Zynga shouldn’t be too worried, considering that its other Facebook apps – Texas HoldEm Poker, FrontierVille and Mafia Wars – reach the third, fourth and fifth position on the list.

Zynga is planning to release a new social game similar to FarmVille soon called CityVille.