Candy Crush Saga grew faster than reported, 132.4 million users now playing monthly

Candy Crush Saga grew faster than reported, 132.4 million users now playing monthly
According to a published report on Friday, popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga is even more popular than originally thought. Actually, the game is so popular that an algorithim designed to track its growth couldn't keep up with it. Earlier last week, AppData was reporting that the game had 40 million active users who were playing the game at least once a month. But on Friday, that number was upwardly revised to an incredible 132.4 million unique monthly players.

The revision coudn't have taken place at a better time for King.com, also known as Midasplayer International Holding Co. The company is planning an IPO in the U.S. Seemingly coming from nowhere, King surpassed Electric Arts last year in the number of daily, active players and earlier this year it overtook Zynga. Now, King has twice the number of monthly active players than Zynga at 246.9 million.

While Candy Crush Saga is free to download, the game does offer players extras that can be obtained with an in-app purchase. The game has proven to be so popular that even AppData's general manager seemed impressed with the user count. "It’s in the stratosphere," said Scott Bialous. And with 410 levels, it looks like Candy Crush Saga fans will be playing the game for a long time.


source: WSJ

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15 Comments

1. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

SWEET! Sugar Rush!

2. ANANDALTER

Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Please bring this awesome game to windows phone!!!!!

3. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

DELICIOUS!

4. deathgod

Posts: 122; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

Im in a love/hate relationship with this game. I love to play it, hate the way it Gobbles down my battery and the way it's setup. You have to buy lives after losing 5 times or wait an increasing set amount of time (starting at 5 or 10 mins), and some of the stages you basically have to get lucky to pass, or buy powerups. That's bad news for people trying to get 3 stars, as it gets really infuriating (even at the low levels). Still its a fun game if you can put up with all the restrictions.

6. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Attention Android users: You don't need to wait or pay for lives once you played your 5 lives, if play it syncd with Facebook all you need to do is go to the app manager and clear the data and... Voila! 5 new lives, don't pay a dime ever to these copy cats!

10. av911 unregistered

Or change the time on your phone.

13. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Which in turn might mess with your calendar, alarms and other apps.

5. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I still don't see how this game is any better than the others. It's just a jewel game -- and there are literally tens of thousands of them on the Play Store, many of them aren't bad at all. I guess the punchy colors and very buttery/fluid play is a strong point. Still though... really? The game is well-optimized and zippy but totally uninspired. Replacing jewels with candy is... well, I don't know. It feels irritating that something like this is bringing in millions a month in revenue.

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

I feel the same way. I tried it a while ago to see what the big deal was. Uninstalled 15 minutes later. Nothing special about it.

8. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

i cant get past lvl 140

12. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I can't play this game. Not due to any technological, physical, or mental limitations... I just cannot bring myself to play this game.

14. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

Even the 50 year old father of my classmate is hooked to this.

15. ECPirate37

Posts: 347; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I'm glad the app is up to 410, but I'm on level 416 on Facebook. I've been ahead of the app for about 2 or 3 months now. I wish it could catch up to the facebook levels so I would have a reason to play it. :-/

16. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

To those that play Candy Crush Saga: Have they ever played Bejeweled 1-3? Seems to be a no, since they are essentially the same game, its just that the CCS makes it to where you have to pay to win in some cases.

18. foreveryoungforever

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 03, 2014

if you want to cheat this game, just check it :D i love that method

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