It's time to take a look at the most popular WiiWare titles available on the Wii Shop Channel. 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 easy!
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 29th of April:
1 - World of Goo
2 - My Aquarium
3 (3) - Tetris Party
4 (4) - My Pokémon Ranch
5 (5) - Onslaught
6 (6) - Dr Mario Online Rx
7 (7) - Cue Sports - Pool Revolution
8 (N) - Crystal Defenders R1
9 (8) - Defend Your Castle
10 (11) - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
11 (9) - Brain Challenge
12 (14) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
13 (16) - Bomberman Blast
14 (10) - Equilibrio
15 (12) - Pop'Em Drop'Em SAMEGAME
16 (17) - Midnight Bowling
17 (19) - Sandy Beach
18 (15) - Target Toss Pro: Bags
19 (20) - Wild West Guns
20 (13) - Bit.Trip Beat
* (N) - Denotes a brand new entry on the Top 20
* - Denotes a game that was not on the Top 20 last week
It might be time to just start copying and pasting this first section into the Top 20 each week since it doesn't look like it's going to change anytime soon. The "Big Three" remain intact with no signs of slowing down. There I said it. Of course we could call it the "Fabulous Five" now since these five games have been in the same slot for several weeks now.
The big climber this week was Crystal Defenders R1 from Square-Enix, which is also a new entry on the Top 20. The game jumped from off the charts completely last week all the way up to #8. The big dropper this week was Bit.Trip Beat, which fell 7 spots from #13 to #20. Come on people, snatch this one up and don't let it fall off the charts completely.
It seems that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King and Bomberman Blast are both continuing to enjoy a resurgence and are still making their way back up the Top 20 again. It's also worth noting that Bonsai Barber has officially dropped out of the Top 20. Who knows, maybe it will pop back up on the charts again at some point.