The Sims Social close to claiming Facebook crown from CityVille

Electronic Arts is now within touching distance of becoming the first games company to topple Cityville, the Zynga sensation that holds the record as the most popular Facebook game of all time.

According to Appdata, The Sims Social now drawn in 65 million monthly active users (MAUs) – the closest it has ever got to Cityville’s current 71 million user mark.

However, both games are a fair distance behind Zynga’s all-time MAU record.

In March 2010, Zynga’s Farmville peaked at 83.8 monthly active users just nine months after its launch. In January this year, Zynga surpassed that record with Cityville, though it is unknown what the game’s peak MAU score is.

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