Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (31st 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 31st of December:

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

N denotes a new entry

Once again the "big three" are hanging tough in the top 3 spots and showing no signs of slowing down. It makes us wonder what game might finally break into the top 3 over the coming weeks and break up the dominance these three titles have had on the Top 20 over the past weeks.

The biggest climber this week would have to be Fun! Fun! Minigolf which went from not even making last week's chart to jumping all the way up to the #6 spot. Not far behind it is Tiki Towers, another release from last week which climbed up to the #7 spot.

The biggest dropper this week was Space Invaders Get Even which fell a whopping 10 spots down to #18. Strong Bad Episode 5 - 8bit Is Enough also fell 9 spots to #20 which could signal the end of the Strong Bad series on the Top 20.

This week also saw My Pokemon Ranch make a surprise jump up to #9 after a slow descent on the charts over the past few weeks. It would seem that the Christmas holidays were kind to the game.

We'd also like to take a moment to thank everyone for making WiiWare World's first year a success. It's been a great year and we look forward to an even better 2009.

Happy New Year from the WWW team!

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