Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (8th Oct)

My how fast Wednesday rolls around. It's time to take a look at the most popular WiiWare titles available in the Wii Shop. If you're feeling adventurous you can even take a look for yourself by simply logging on to your Wii Shop channel, heading into the WiiWare section and then viewing "Popular Games". It's that simple! Even we were able to pull it off without much help.

We compile this list using the USA region Wii Shop channel, so if you live elsewhere your list will probably be quite a bit different. Please feel free to post your region's findings below as always.

Keep in mind that the list below is a measure of actual sales made recently, not of the total time the game has been available for sale.

Here is the list for the 8th of October:

1 (1) - Mega Man 9
2 (6) - Bomberman Blast
3 (2) - My Aquarium
4 (14) - Art Style: Orbient
5 (5) - Dr Mario Online Rx
6 (4) - My Pokémon Ranch
7 (3) - Strong Bad Episode 2 - Strong Badia the Free
8 (7) - Defend your Castle
9 (8) - Strong Bad Episode 1 - Homestar Ruiner
10 (9) - Wild West Guns
11 (10) - Frat Party Games - Pong Toss
12 (11) - TV Show King
13 (12) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
14 (13) - LostWinds
15 (15) - Midnight Pool
16 (16) - Family Table Tennis
17 (20) - Cocoto Fishing Master
18 (19) - Gyrostarr
19 (18) - V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack
20 (17) - Groovin’ Blocks

N denotes a new entry

Our two classic gaming heroes, Mega Man and Bomberman, are both ruling the charts here in the US. Mega Man 9 is hanging in at the #1 spot while Bomberman Blast climbed four spots to #2 this week. You just can't beat good old-fashioned retro gaming goodness.

Nintendo's surprise title Art Style: Orbient was the big mover of the week jumping a whopping ten spots to #4, while Strong Bad: Episode 2 posted the biggest drop, falling four spots to #7. As you can also see, Plättchen: Twist 'n Paint still hasn't cracked the Top 20 yet, and it's not looking like it will at this point.

My Aquarium is probably the biggest surprise as this fish tank simulation just keeps topping the charts week after week. It seems Hudson might be on to something here. Wii owners obviously love fish.

Both new releases this week, MadStone and Midnight Bowling, didn't even crack the Top 20. That's a bit of a shame since we thought MadStone was actually an enjoyable puzzle release.

As always, have your say on this week’s findings below. We'd love to hear what you have to say.

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