The Simpsons: Tapped Out – Dominates the Charts in Canada and USA [Infographic]


EA has released some data on their hit game, The Simpsons: Tapped Out. The game was released in February of this year, pulled due to ‘server issues’ in March, then re-released in mid-August. It’s a pretty awesome port of the hit TV show interpretation to iOS and I can see why it would be popular. EA has released some numbers on the game that has become one of the top games in the App Store in Canada, the USA, the UK, Germany and more: 

The Simpsons: Tapped Out has already become a top grossing mobile app on the App Store around the world and is the only game on the App Store to integrate episodic content with a current hit TV show.

The game has lots of in-app purchases and the infographic below shares some interesting numbers, such as 1.97 billion donuts spent in-game (Mmmm…donuts):

Simpsons infographic

Anyone playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out or still watching the TV series?



  • crosseyed_mofo

    kent brockman was unlockable as of today 🙂 (so to is the bumblebee man)

    wont comment on money spent on donuts cuz, well… im too embarassed

  • Nick

    The fact that games like this dominate and define mobile gaming now makes me terribly sad. I’ve played my share of freemium city building games, but to think about how much money people give into these games, just… Ugh.

    2 years ago you bought a game and that was that. FarmVille and the like gave huge press to dumping embarrassing amounts of money into a game with no gameplay, and now we have the Simpsons game and Smurfs on the top, overshadowing games that are trying their damnedest to put credence into iOS as a platform that might be able to stand up to and next to handhelds like the Vita, but instead it’s so easy to siphon money out of people who play these games, why actually try harder?

    These games are the non-scripted “reality” shows of the gaming world.

  • jabohn

    I haven’t spent a dime on this game and have enjoyed it a lot. You don’t have access to everything without buying donuts, but given time you can collect enough donuts to buy most things freely, it just takes longer.

  • Lmao

  • crosseyed_mofo

    and along comes debbie downer

  • Nick

    I’m not going to happily promote a system that’s slowly chipping away and destroying gaming as we know it. Or knew it.