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Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (11th Feb)

Posted by Corbie Dillard

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 11th of February:

1 (1) - Tetris Party
2 (3) - My Aquarium
3 (2) - World of Goo
4 (4) - Cue Sports - Pool Revolution
5 (5) - Dr Mario Online Rx
6 (9) - Midnight Bowling
7 (6) - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
8 (7) - Target Toss Pro: Bags
9 (8) - Brain Challenge
10 (10) - Sandy Beach
11 (11) - My Pokémon Ranch
12 (12) - Defend your Castle
13 (13) - Wild West Guns
14 (N) - Snowboard Riot
15 (15) - TV Show King
16 (14) - Tiki Towers
17 (16) - Mega Man 9
18 (17) - Bomberman Blast
19 (19) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
20 (18) - Frat Party Games - Pong Toss

* (N) - Denotes a new entry on the Top 20

Well World of Goo continues its slow descent this week, with My Aquarium now jumping ahead of it. The "Big Three" are still intact, but they're now changing positions. Tetris Party once again remains in the top spot and looks like it might be there for awhile.

The big climber this week was Hudson's Snowboard Riot, which came flying in from off the charts to #14. The big droppers this week were Tiki Towers and Pong Toss, both of which fell two spots. In a surprising twist, it seems Midnight Bowling is enjoying a bit of a resurgence climbing up three spots to #6. Sadly, High Voltage Hot Rod Show didn't remain on the charts for very long, as it dropped completely off after only one week in the Top 20.

Once again we're not seeing a lot of movement from week to week, which could be due to the ever-growing number of WiiWare titles that are available. We'll have to wait until next week to see if World of Goo will regain some momentum or continue to drop down the chart.

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User Comments (48)



blackknight77 said:

Good bye Pong Toss!
This should be your last week on the charts. I thought Lit would show up. Maybe next week
What if Hudson dominates Wii Ware so much that the whole top 20 is nothing but Hudson games



diegoesgriam said:

Top 20 JAPAN 2/10

1) Chindouchou!! Pole no Daibouken (Pole's Big Adventure)
2) Minna no Theater Wii (Everybody Wii Theather)
3) My Pokemon Ranch
4) Okiraku Sugoroku (Family Pirate Board Game)
5) Bomberman Blast
6) Cristal Defenders R1
7) Rockman 9 Yabō no Fukkatsu!! (MegaMan 9)
8) 1 Nuku! Dasshutsu Game: My Home Hen
9) Kurohige Kiki Ippatsu Wii (Pop-UP Pirate!)
10) Lost Winds
11) FFCC: My Life as a King
12) Simple Series Vol. 3: The Mahjong
13) Popple to Mahou no Crayon
(Popple and the Magical Crayon)
14) Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan Wii
15) Tataite! Mogupon (Whack-a-Mole)
16) Blue Oasis (My Aquarium)
17) Tetris Party
18) Family Ping-Pong
19) Dr.Mario
20) Same Game Wii



themortalangel said:

I think WoG will drop out of top 3 soon...even though I really don't want it to. However tkubas1 prob has the right idea it is probably the most bough Wii Ware Game so chances are a vast amount of people already have it by now. Which means sales were EPIC for 2DBoy so hopefully we'll here news of a new game coming from them.



Philip_J_Reed said:

You realize that World of Goo will drop one spot every week, and that the universe will end the night it falls out of the top 20...right?



Wiiloveit said:

Yeah, it doesn't mean that World of Goo isn't selling well - it just means that most people have already bought it. For all you guys know, it could have sold three times as many copies as other previous number one games, but without a proper figure, we will never know. Either way, I think that it is good that WoG has had a good spot in the limelight - it really deserved it. I wonder if it will end up in Japan in the future?

I must say that I'm also surprised at Snowboard Riot's low starting position. Very unusual... hopefully LIT will do better next week.

@Japanese Wii Man: Is Okiraku Sugoroku the name for Pop Up Pirate over there?

@Chicken Brutus: If I've done my maths right (snigger), then that means that the world is going to end just about my Birthday in June. NOESES!

ADDED: Oh, and also: I'm afraid that I don't quite have the time to post up the charts every week now, this week being one of them, but I'll add the UK charts every now and then when I get chance - sorry guise



mojo25 said:

Woah, I didn't even know about some of those Japanese Wiiware games...They sound interesting. I hope some of them come to America!



Kaeobais said:

Yeah, like tkubas1 said, everyone (except me, because I don't want it) has WoG now so it can't really go any higher, infact, it can only drop slowly off the charts.



anthonyb said:

I'm still amazed at how many people are choosing to watch virtual fish swim around- instead of buying great multiplayer games like Bomberman! C'mon peeps! I wanna see some B-man action!

At least there's plenty of you Tetris-ers!



Golgo said:

Oh well...I just hope these World of Goo topspots over the past many months have translated into a decent amount of cash for 2D Boy...



wiiplayer_415 said:

I guess everyone already has world of goo so it will probably continue to drop over the next couple of weeks.



Wiiloveit said:

@Ian Daemon: try it - you won't regret it. Or... if you're really stubborn, at least give the PC demo a go - but just remember that the Wii controls offer the best precision and fun.

That. Was. Awful. And not in a good "oh, that pun was clever, but rubbish" sort of way. Just in a "wth?!?" sort of way. Sorry, but rest assured that I'll probably say something much worse in future (pun-wise, that is).



Terra said:

Quick, to My Aquarium!
"Cue Batman Music"

Sorry, just thought i'd try an awful pun. Oh well. No Surprises this week then. WOG falling isn't a big surprise, although it looks like we'll finally see FFCC: MLAAK fall off the charts. What a Shame.



Stratos said:

Aside from MLaaK, DYC and TV Show King are the last launch titles. Both seem like they intend to hang in there for quite a while.
The first week WoG was not #1 I was shocked. I wonder if it will have a swift fall or hang in the middle for a while first.



Djungelurban said:

Didn't know that anyone cared about my WoT. Huh! Who knew! Anyway, right now I just don't have time to write them for reasons I'm not gonna go into. Sorry, deal with it.

Swedish Top 20 (ELV):
(1) 1 - World Of Goo
(2) 2 - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
(3) 3 - Mega Man 9
(6) 4 - Family Glide Hockey
(4) 5 - My Aquarium
(5) 6 - Bomberman Blast
(7) 7 - My Pokémon Ranch
(8) 8 - Tetris Party
(14) 9 - Pop Them, Drop Them SameGame
(9) 10 - Wild West Guns
(13) 11 - Cocoto Fishing Master
(17) 12 - TV Show King
(18) 13 - Defend Your Castle
(10) 14 - LostWinds
(11) 15 - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A King
(15) 16 - Cue Sports: Snooker vs Billiards
(19) 17 - Midnight Bowling
(16) 18 - Toki Tori
(20) 19 - Art Style: Orbient
(12) 20 - SPOGS Racing



Objection said:

Bad puns make the world go round. Hope WOG stays or does better and that Beer Pong falls off next week. Other than that, it doesn't really interest me.



anthonyb said:

What's "Everybody Wii Theater"? And it's Japan only, right?
I'm glad the Swedish like Bomberman; they like minigolf too, from the looks of it. At least "My Aquarium" isn't in the top 3.



tatemon555 said:

Aw, WoG is only at #3? But I just got it! I hope it doesn't fall down even more next week...
@diegoesriam: A lot of those don't surprise me. I like WarioWare too, but how did you get that info?
@anthonyb: Same here. I have no clue what it is, but I think it's that Wii TV thingy they announced.



bboy2970 said:

Nooooooo! I'll be so mad if WoG drops out of the top 3. Neither Tetris nor My Aquarium are even close to being as good, especially My Aquarium.



chris3116 said:

I bought World of Goo and Tetris Party at the same day and it was last week. Does my purchase of Tetris Party make Tetris on the top? Oh well, I love both games so I don't care which one is first.



KnucklesSonic8 said:

Yeah, go Snowboard Riot! It's proven by how many people you can find online now!

And oh noez! FFCCMLK is about to get knocked off! lol.



Virus said:

It appears WoG's pricepoint is finally getting to it. Still, what a run it had, and most likely, it will stay strong for a while. As I've said before, it's going to be really weird when FFCCMLK falls off the list.



PEICanada7 said:

So is World of Goo stil #1 in Canada? Is any Canadian going to post the top 20 for Canada?



StarDust4Ever said:

Good Bye World of Goo - Whaaa

@34. PEICanada7: Why don't you do it? Fire up your Shop Channel, select Wiiware, Popular Titles, and copy down the information. Jogurt_the_Yogurt is normally quite adamant about posting the Canadian top 20 list; but he hasn't posted here yet...



Sean_Aaron said:

@Ian Daemon: I too see no attraction in World of Goo; yes I have tried the PC demo. It's okay, but not my cup of tea.



blackknight77 said:

Gametrailers is showing some Japanese footage of Okiraku Sugoroku (aka family pirate board game). Its text heavy, so I wonder if it will arrive in the states.



PEICanada7 said:

"PEICanada7: Why don't you do it?"

Well I would if I could, but I don't own a Wii yet. I still like to know how well games like World of Goo is selling though.



Wiiloveit said:

@ALDAWGS: I doubt it - but I'm hoping that it'll break the top ten.

@Djungelurban: I actually care about the WoT, but I just constantly poke fun at it every time you write one up. Ah well...



MarkyVigoroth said:

To US: Only one more "instant hit" before I can truly say, "See ya (not), Beer Toss. Deleted."


To Bahamut 0-san:
Exactly. Most of the Wii owners DO have World of Goo (Sekai no Guu?), hence the Wii gaming world really being literally a "World of Goo". (Myself, I have yet to obtain the appropriate Wii Points card, and, since my brothers' birthdays being around the corner, the next Wii Points card would not be enough (and I currently do not have enough to buy another...).

(Wii type)



Egg_miester said:

its odd on some of the games in the top 20 but its good to see world of goo in the top 3, and defend your castle/ my life as a king in the top 20



WyattEarpsGhost said:

I don't understand why Jungle Speed hasn't made it up to the top of this list. I've had it since it came out and still have fun with large groups. I've played most of the games on this list and none have the playing enjoyment time of Jungle Speed, especially with a group.

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