Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (17th Dec)

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 17th of December:

1 (1) - World of Goo
2 (3) - My Aquarium
3 (2) - Tetris Party
4 (8) - Space Invaders Get Even
5 (4) - Target Toss Pro: Bags
6 (5) - Brain Challenge
7 (6) - Dr Mario Online Rx
8 (10) - Defend your Castle
9 (9) - Midnight Bowling
10 (11) - Mega Man 9
11 (7) - Sudoku Challenge
12 (12) - Bomberman Blast
13 (13) - Wild West Guns
14 (14) - My Pokémon Ranch
15 (15) - TV Show King
16 (16) - Frat Party Games - Pong Toss
17 (18) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
18 (17) - The Incredible Maze
19 (N) - Strong Bad Episode 5 - 8-Bit Is Enough
20 (N) - Hockey Allstar Shootout

N denotes a new entry

No real surprise that World of Goo is once again in the #1 spot, although we did see My Aquarium jump over Tetris Party for the #2 spot, which is a bit surprising.

The big climber this week is once again Space Invaders Get Even which climbed four more spots to #4. Is it possible that we might see this game supplant one of the big three next week and put an end to their chart-topping dominance? Guess we'll just have to wait and see. The big dropper this week was Sudoku Challenge which fell four spots to #11.

As usual the newest entry in the Strong Bad series jumped up on the charts in a hurry, but we'll have to wait and see if it can manage a bit more staying power than its predecessors were able to after dropping off the charts fairly quickly. We also saw last week's stinker Hockey Allstar Shootout grab the last spot on this week's chart at #20. Some readers might remember that this title earned WiiWare World's first 1/10 rating. We're anxious to see how far up the charts this title will make it. Pong Toss has certainly managed to do quite well despite a very low rating.