Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (5th Nov)

It's Wednesday again which can only mean one thing. 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! Trust us, if we can do it, anyone can.

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 5th of November:

1 (1) - Tetris Party
2 (2) - World of Goo
3 (4) - My Aquarium
4 (3) - Mega Man 9
5 (12) - Strong Bad Episode 3 - Baddest of the Bands
6 (7) - The Incredible Maze
7 (5) - Bomberman Blast
8 (8) - Dr Mario Online Rx
9 (9) - Defend your Castle
10 (6) - Midnight Bowling
11 (11) - My Pokémon Ranch
12 (14) - TV Show King
13 (13) - Wild West Guns
14 (17) - Frat Party Games - Pong Toss
15 (16) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
16 (10) - Art Style: Cubello
17 (18) - Strong Bad Episode 1 - Homestar Ruiner
18 (15) - Art Style: Orbient
19 (19) - LostWinds
20 (-) - Midnight Pool

N denotes a new entry

It seems that Tetris Party is still hanging on to the top spot, with World of Goo a tight second. It's difficult to deny that these two puzzlers are among the best titles available on the WiiWare service, so this should really come as no surprise to anyone following the weekly charts.

What is quite surprising is the fact that Hudson's new WiiWare release Alien Crush Returns hasn't even cracked the Top 20 yet. Perhaps they should have titled it Alien Crush Tetris instead. Home Sweet Home, the other new WiiWare release this week, was also unable to make the Top 20 this week.

The biggest climber this week was Strong Bad Episode 3 - Baddest of the Bands, which jumped a whopping 7 spots to #5, while the biggest dropper this week was Nintendo's Art Style: Cubello which fell 6 spots to #16. We also had our first Strong Bad casualty as Strong Bad Episode 2 - Strong Badia the Free finally dropped completely out of the Top 20 altogether.