This Week's Android Charts: Google Play Could Really Use a 'New Release' Section

Oh look, it's Minecraft Pocket Edition at the top of the Android paid game charts, recovered from last week' brief bout of Ruzzle fever. There's not a single new game on the Android top paid charts, just the usual suspects shuffling about. Mosquitoes are starting to breed in it.

The free chart isn't much better. There are a few games on there that weren't around last week, but they're more older games experiencing a resurgence of popularity, instead of some hot new thing. It's depressing.

There are new games coming out for Android. I play them every week. It's just so hard to find them that the rush of new Android users grab for the games they know about—Angry Birds, Words with Friends, Temple Run—and the newer titles get a pass.

You know what would be nice? A new releases section on Google Play. I realize sorting games by release date is incredibly difficult, but I'm sure they've got someone at Google with the tech savvy to make it happen.


Top Paid Android Games — 2/13/2013

RankGameLast WeekChange
1.Minecraft Pocket Edition2+1
2.Ruzzle1-1
3.Where's My Water?30
4.Grand Theft Auto III40
5.Draw Something10+5
6.Where's My Perry?60
7.Fruit Ninja70
8.Need for Speed Most Wanted5-3
9.Cut the Rope8-1
10.Angry Birds Space9-1

Top Free Android Games — 2/13/2013

RankGameLast WeekChange
1.Temple Run 210
2.Subway Surfers4+2
3.Ruzzle Free30
4.Candy Crush Saga5+1
5.Fruit Ninja Free7+2
6.Angry BirdsN/AN/A
7.Zombie Smasher6-1
8.Words with FriendsN/AN/A
9.Temple Run90
10.Angry Birds Star Wars100