Zynga's CityVille grabs 290 thousand players in 24 hours, best launch yet

CityVille Gameplay
CityVille Gameplay

And the results are in. You heard right--CityVille is officially Zynga's most successful release yet hooking 290 thousand players in its first 24 hours. Compare that to when FrontierVille launched to 116 thousand initial players and you have the company's fastest growing game to date. And if it keeps going at a rate even close to this, it'll only be a matter of time before CityVille shatters FrontierVille's current 6.5 million monthly players. And here's an interesting breakdown of what 290 thousand mayors-to-be means to the thousand of cities in CityVille:

  • 2.7 million residences have been built

  • More than 500,000 bakeries have been built

  • 5 million sections of road have been laid down

  • 25 percent of players have set up franchises in friend's game boards

If only things were going so well in the real world. Though, we're surprised at how few players have built up Franchises considering they're vital to growth. And if you haven't formed a Franchise yet, get to it, will ya? We'll see in the coming months what this extremely impressive start will mean for CityVille.

Did you predict that CityVille would do this well? Do you think it will beat out FrontierVille or, dare I say, FarmVille? Sound off in the comments. Add Comment.