Candy Crush Saga tops iTunes app download list for 2013

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Mobile gamers were pretty sweet on Candy Crush Saga this year.

The hit puzzle game was the No. 1 most downloaded free app for iPhone and iPad in 2013, according to Apple's Best of iTunes list. It was also the No. 1 paid app for iPad, while Minecraft was the No. 1 paid app for iPhone.

The list, which was released Monday evening, also includes year-end top 10 charts for most downloaded or purchased songs, albums, books, movies, TV shows, and podcasts, as well as Apple's picks of best of the year for each category.

Surprisingly, Beyonce's new eponymous album, which was released on iTunes less than a week ago, was second behind Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience." Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had the top-selling song with "Thrift Shop."

"Skyfall" was the year's top-selling movie, and "Breaking Bad" was the best-selling TV show. Dan Brown's "Inferno" was the best-selling book in fiction, while Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In," encouraging women to achieve leadership positions, was the No. 1 nonfiction title in 2013.

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