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Top iPhone Game Apps: Discounted Charity Games Report Big Sales

Top iPhone Game Apps: Discounted Charity Games Report Big Sales

March 21, 2011 | By Danny Cowan

[Sister site FingerGaming rounds up the week's most popular paid and free iPhone and iPod Touch games, as current on the iTunes App Store.]

This week's top paid iPhone and iPod Touch games on the App Store, as captured on March 21st 2011, are as follows:

1. Tiny Wings ($0.99)
2. Angry Birds ($0.99)
3. Street Fighter IV ($0.99)
4. Angry Birds Seasons ($0.99)
5. Fruit Ninja ($0.99)
6. Plants vs. Zombies ($2.99)
7. Cut the Rope ($0.99)
8. Sonic the Hedgehog ($4.99)
9. Tetris ($2.99)
10. Words With Friends ($1.99)

PopCap, Sega, and Capcom see increased App Store sales after pledging to donate the proceeds from select iOS games to earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan. Capcom's Street Fighter IV is especially successful, landing at third place behind Tiny Wings and Angry Birds, while Plants vs. Zombies and Sonic the Hedgehog also report strong sales during last week's charity drive.

Zeptolab's BAFTA winner Cut the Rope finishes at seventh, meanwhile, as EA's Tetris returns to the charts ahead of Words With Friends at ninth place.

Here are this week's top free iPhone and iPod Touch games:

1. Overkill
2. Lane Splitter
3. Doodle Jump: HOP the Movie
4. Brain Trainer
5. Apple Shooting
6. Angry Birds Free
7. Cover Orange Free
8. Jigsaw Jumble
9. Words With Friends Free
10. Jet Fighter Ace: Secret Wars

Craneballs Studios' free-to-play first-person shooter Overkill leads as the iPhone's top free download in its debut week, overtaking Fractiv's racer Lane Splitter and Lima Sky's animated film tie-in game Doodle Jump: HOP the Movie.

Also ranking among this week's top downloads are Lumosity's Brain Trainer, FDG's physics puzzler Cover Orange Free, and Hypercube's shooter Jet Fighter Ace: Secret Wars.

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