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Facebook "Farmville has over 52 Million Users." Wait.. What?

10-03-2009, 12:02 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Venice, CA
Posts: 790
Facebook "Farmville has over 52 Million Users." Wait.. What?

I found this rather fascinating.



52 million unique impressions each month? That's absurd! That's nearly the amount of iDevices that exist in the world.

The numbers are backed up by the following site (http://appdata.com/), which also supplies graph data to show how the game has excelled in popularity.



I am gobsmacked by these numbers.

World of Warcraft is, for all intents and purposes, a massive game. However when you break it down to a ratio, only a small portion of people who own computers actually play it.

My experience with other Zynga games has been nothing short of unfulfilling. While I don't imagine the success of Farmville is going to last, I am rather intrigued by the future prospects of such a market. Is the sleeping giant known as PC gaming ready to awaken? Is facebook and other social networks the key? It's never made sense to me how there could be so many computers in the world yet the market for games on them was so abysmal.

Looks like Zynga is getting ready to have an IPO.
This is only going to get more interesting.


Here's the stats on how many people play Zynga games each month.




they have 32 games..



I feel like I've been living under a rock. lol

Last edited by mrWalrus; 10-03-2009 at 12:05 PM.
10-03-2009, 12:06 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 768
Ive tried Farmville, not thatttt fun.

Made that a while ago for AquaGlobs .

10-03-2009, 12:06 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: England
Posts: 211
all this and yet it's still it hasn't been developed as an app on itunes.it would probably be number 1 for ages as well. not that it's that good.sure it's OK but it's nothing special.

Last edited by Chapperz :D; 10-03-2009 at 12:10 PM.
10-03-2009, 12:08 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,396
wtf 52 million users

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10-03-2009, 12:10 PM
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isn't it also a facebook app? don't you think the numbers could have come from that?

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10-03-2009, 12:10 PM
#6
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Australia
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its not that its a great game. people just play it because they get bored when their on facebook
10-03-2009, 12:15 PM
#7
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 826
That's why I made Pocket Farm for iPhone. I thought Farmville was fun but I didn't want to play it on Facebook.

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=330461322&mt=8

Apps: Mech Pilot, Zombies HD, Zombies The Last Stand, iFishing (and all spinoffs), Puppet Jump, Pocket Farm, Dark Raider, Blue Skies, and more! (www.RockingPocketGames.com)
10-03-2009, 01:11 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by dogmeat View Post
isn't it also a facebook app? don't you think the numbers could have come from that?
It's only on facebook :S
10-03-2009, 01:55 PM
#9
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 537
I was so addicted to this game that it became a chore to play. Once it became a chore, I stopped playing. When I saw that there were 50 million players I was stunned. That's just...so many people...
10-03-2009, 02:02 PM
#10
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Posts: 4,761
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coral View Post
When I saw that there were 50 million players I was stunned. That's just...so many people...
Facebook had over 250 million users in July.
http://www.clickymedia.co.uk/2009/07...on-user-total/

Now has 300 million users.
http://www.clickymedia.co.uk/2009/09...eptember-2009/

Last edited by DaveMc99; 10-03-2009 at 02:08 PM.