Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (4th Mar)
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 4th of March:
1 - Tetris Party
2 - My Aquarium
3 (17) - Onslaught
4 (3) - World of Goo
5 (4) - Cue Sports - Pool Revolution
6 (5) - Dr Mario Online Rx
7 (6) - My Pokémon Ranch
8 (9) - Midnight Bowling
9 (8) - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
10 (7) - Brain Challenge
11 (10) - Target Toss Pro: Bags
12 (15) - TV Show King
13 (14) - Defend your Castle
14 (12) - Sandy Beach
15 (15) - Wild West Guns
16 (13) - Snowboard Riot
17 (--) - Mega Man 9
18 (18) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
19 (19) - Tiki Towers
20 (11) - LIT
* (N) - Denotes a new entry on the Top 20
It would seem that the "Big Three" are no more, as Hudson's Onslaught title has managed to knock World of Goo down a spot to #4. While the wild ride couldn't go on forever, I'm not sure anyone expected Onslaught to be the game to finally break the popular WiiWare group up.
There was another nice surprise this week as Mega Man 9 once again popped up on the charts at #17 after falling off last week for the first time since its initial release. You just can't keep a good blue bomber down when it comes right down to it. Of course the return of Mega Man 9 also sparked the end of Bomberman Blast on the chart, as it dropped off completely this week.
This week's big climber was easily Hudson's Onslaught which jumped from #17 all the way up to #3. The biggest dropper was Wayforward's LIT, which dropped nine spots down to the last spot on the Top 20. Could this be a quick end to LIT's run on the Top 20?
There was quite a bit of movement on the chart this week, which included one resurgent title in TV Show King, which jumped up 3 spots after beginning its descent down the Top 20. But the big news this week has to be the record jump of Onslaught and its ability to finally knock World of Goo out of the Top 3. Who knows what next week will hold, but it should be fun to find out.