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Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (13th May)

Posted by Corbie Dillard

It's Wednesday again and time for the WiiWare Top 20!

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 13th of May:

1 (1) - World of Goo
2 (2) - My Aquarium
3 (3) - Tetris Party
4 (4) - My Pokémon Ranch
5 (7) - Dr Mario Online Rx
6 (6) - Onslaught
7 (9) - Defend Your Castle
8 (8) - Cue Sports - Pool Revolution
9 (10) - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
10 (5) - Crystal Defenders R1
11 (11) - Brain Challenge
12 (12) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
13 (17) - BIT.TRIP BEAT
14 (14) - Bomberman Blast
15 (13) - Sandy Beach
16 (16) - Wild West Guns
17 (18) - Midnight Bowling
18 (19) - Target Toss Pro: Bags
19 (--) - Mega Man 9
20 (15) - Pop'Em Drop'Em SAMEGAME

* (N) - Denotes a brand new entry on the Top 20
* (-) - Denotes a game that was not on the Top 20 last week

It would seem now that we have the "Fantastic Four" atop the charts, as they remain intact this week once again. Dr Mario Online Rx even managed to jump back up into the top five.

The big climber this week was once again BIT.TRIP BEAT, which jumped up four more spots to #13. This game just keeps climbing. The big dropper this week was Crystal Defenders R1, which fell five spots to #10. Could this latest Square-Enix WiiWare title be in for the same type of roller coaster ride Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King has enjoyed on the charts since its release?

One big surprise this week would be the return of the blue bomber to the Top 20. You just can't keep a good Mega Man down and his first WiiWare adventure jumps from off the charts completely all the way back up to #19 this week. It should be interesting to see how far it can make it back up the charts over the coming weeks.

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User Comments (45)



thewiirocks said:

Wow, some old games seem to be making some strong comebacks. Defend Your Castle just keeps climbing, Wild West Guns is holding its own, and MM9 is back on the charts!

I wonder if this indicates a sudden influx of new WiiWare users?



Corbs said:

I'm happy to see BIT.TRIP BEAT and Mega Man 9 climbing the chart, personally. As you guys stated, must mean we're getting some new WiiWare gamers on board. The more the merrier, I say.



Djungelurban said:

Swedish top 20:
(1) 1 - Bit.Trip: Beat
(2) 2 - World Of Goo
(3) 3 - Bubble Bobble Plus!
(6) 4 - Onslaught
(10) 5 - My Aquarium
(-) 6 - Rainbow Islands Towering Adventure!
(5) 7 - Crystal Defenders R1
(9) 8 - Mega Man 9
(7) 9 - Texas Hold'em Tournament
(8) 10 - LostWinds
(4) 11 - Adventure Island: The Beginning
(12) 12 - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
(11) 13 - Tetris Party
(15) 14 - My Pokémon Ranch
(17) 15 - TV Show King
(19) 16 - Bomberman Blast
(13) 17 - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A King
(14) 18 - Equilibrio
(18) 19 - Defend Your Castle
(R) 20 - Family Table Tennis



Mike1 said:

Big surprise...World of Goo is number 1! However, seeing Mega Man 9 come back into the Top 20 makes me really happy.



Dazza said:

I didn't even notice Mega Man 9 slip off the charts, what a disgrace! Serves him right for going multiformat! hehe



thewiirocks said:

@Dazza - You just had to mess with the formating, didn't you?

If you're going to make it more interesting looking, at least do it right with CSS! Using an image isn't very accessible. Especially for people with alternative browsers on low-memory platforms. (Hint, hint)



Dazza said:

Haha I asked Corbie nicely to change it back to text, I am the good guy



Rum_Rapture said:


1 (1) - My Aquarium
2 (4) - Bit.Trip Beat
3 (2) - Texas Hold'em Tournament
4 (3) - World of Goo
5 (5) - Onslaught
6 (6) - My Pokemon Ranch
7 (7) - Pop-Up Pirate!
8 (11) - Bomberman Blast
9 (9) - Equilibrio
10 (12) - Defend Your Castle
11 (10) - Bubble Bobble Plus!
12 (N) - Rainbow Islands Towering Adventure!
13 (15) - Tetris Party
14 (20) - CueSports - Snooker vs. Billiards
15 (13) - Snowboard Riot
16 (16) - TV Show King
17 (8) - Adventure Island: The Beginning
18 (17) - The Incredible Maze
19 (18) - FUN! FUN! Minigolf
20 (19) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A King

New: Rainbow Islands at 12!
Gone: Crystal Defenders falls from 14 to obscurity.
Climbers: Bit.Trip is up at 2; CueSports climbs 6 spots.
Falling: Adventure Island is shunted down 9 places. YOWZA.



chris3116 said:

Canada list:

1-World of Goo
2-Tetris Party
3-My Aquarium
4-Dr. Mario Online Rx
5-My Pokemon Ranch
6-Crystal Defenders R1
7-Defend your Castle
9-FFCC: My life as a king
10-Brain Challenge
11-Bomberman Blast
12-Bit. Trip Beat
13-Cue Sports - Pool Revolution
14-Mega Man 9
15-Fun! Fun! Minigolf
16-Sandy Beach
18-Tiki Towers
19-Pop'Em Drop'Em SAMEGAME
20-Bonsai Barber



KDR_11k said:

(1) 1 Texas Hold'em Tournament
(2) 2 My Aquarium
(3) 3 World of Goo
(7) 4 Bit Trip Beat
(4) 5 Onslaught
(5) 6 TV Show King
(9) 7 Fun Fun Minigolf
(8) 8 Equilibrio
(12) 9 My Pokemon Ranch
(10) 10 Tetris Party
(13) 11 Bomberman Blast
(6) 12 Crystal Defenders R1
(14) 13 Brain Challenge
(11) 14 Adventure Island
(16) 15 Snowboard Riot
(18) 16 LostWinds
(17) 17 Pop-Up Pirate
(15) 18 Bubble Bobble Plus
(-) 19 FFCCMLaaK
(19) 20 Defend Your Castle

FFCCMLaaK pushed Midnight Bowling out. BTB went up to 4. Crystal Defenders, Adventure Island and Bubble Bobble all took drops.



Dezner said:

w00t! Mega Man 9 is back!

If I could buy it again to make it go up a few more spots, I would!



osb1842 said:

Hell yeah! Thanks to everyone for helping BIT.TRIP continue to claw it's way up all over the world. Maybe Nintendo's press release yesterday actually did bring in a bunch of new folk to WiiWare.

Does anyone have a Japanese chart on hand?



StbAn said:

Why does My Aquarium is in the list? it doesn't call my attention...



WolfRamHeart said:

Yeah, its a good thing Nintendo included Bit. Trip Beat in their WiiWare Birthday video yesterday. All the games that are featured in it are really good ones! I hope people take notice and download these games because they deserve to be at the top of the charts!



Wesker said:

I also don't get My Aquarium either, but I kind of want to burn 500 points on it just to find out what the big attraction is. I was also checking out the vgchartz website, which lists the sales figures for wiiware and found out that dr. Mario was the biggest money maker, so I'm not suprised that it continues to enjoy success.



Egg_miester said:

i am glad that mega man is back but wow how the mighty crystal defenders have fallen off every chart around the world i hope thats a lesson to square not to cut wii games in half to make more money



feba said:

I wonder if some of the 'hardcore' games going back up could be because of the summer drought; people put WiiWare titles aside because their price never changes, and save them for when they have nothing else to play. I know I kinda do that.

Either way, very nice to see BTB and MM9 going back up; thank you very much Nintendo.



Wolfcoyote said:

It's great that games such as World of Goo and Bit.Trip Beat get the recognition that they deserve. I'm surprised that Nintendo was kind enough to include them in yesterday's message to Wii owners and in video form. I have to admit though that I NEVER downloaded WoG ($15.00 USD seemed steep for a title I that I had known little about or was a new IP) but I'm definitely downloading it on pay day (tomorrow night).

Way to go, indie developers. Maybe now PSN and XBLA gamers will take WiiWare and their gaming audience more seriously - maybe developers will do the same.



vherub said:

some games got a bounce that were featured in the wiiware 1year video, maybe lost winds will also see increased sales



Big_A2 said:


1 - Texas Hold'em Tournament
2 - My Aquarium
3 - World of Goo
4 - Bit Trip Beat
5 - Onslaught
6 - TV Show King
7- Tetris Party
8 - My Pokémon Ranch
9 - Snowboard Riot
10 - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
11 - Bubble Bobble Plus!
12 - Brain Challenge
13 - Defend your Castle
14 - FUN! FUN! Minigolf
15 - Adventure Island The Beginning
16 - Bomberman Blast
17 - Rainbow Island Towering Adventure!
18 - Wild West Guns
19 - Cue Sports - Snooker vs Billiards
20 - The Incredible Maze



Pastry said:

Since no one else has posted it yet...
The DSiWare Top 15 for US!!

1. Nintendo DSi Browser
2. Paper Airplane Chase
3. Dr. Mario Express
4. WarioWare: Snapped!
5. Bird and Beans
6. Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics
7. Animal Crossing Clock
8. Animal Crossing Calculator
9. Master of Illusion Express: Deep Psyche
10. Mixed Messages
11. Art Style: AQUIA
12. Brain Age Express: Math
13. Master of Illusion Express: Funny Face
14. Master of Illusion Express: Shuffle Games
15. Real Soccer 2009

Since there are only 15 games, this is just the order of their popularity.



WolfRamHeart said:

WTF?! Animal Crossing Clock and Calculator are beating Art Style: AQUIA?! Are you kidding me?!



Dawnclaude said:

I think there is no other side then vgchartz. and the last update was only 1 month ago for March. the next update should be coming soon this month.



MickEiA said:

in the first 2 weeks texas hold em tournament was #1 ive got it.I think its ok if you play online



Aardvark_Soup said:

Wow, it seems Bit.Trip Beat is going pretty well, especially in Europe. It's good to see games like this can also sell well if they are given enough attention.



Sean_Aaron said:

Well, here's Japan if anyone's interested:

1. Asobu Made In Ore (the WiiWare app that lets you play the WarioWare games you created on your DSi with that DSiWare game)
2. Pole's Big Adventure -- kind of surprised to see this jump back up
3. Game of Life
4. Bomberman Blast
5. My Pokemon Ranch Platinum
6. Children's Educational TV Wii
7. Contra ReBirth
8. World of Goo
9. Harvest Moon: Show Me Your Nicely Cut Lawn!
10. Rockman 9
11. Final Fantasy: My Life as an Eternal Gaming Franchise
12. Adventure Island Wii
13. Tsuppari Oosumoo Wii
14. Tetris Party
15. 1 Nuku! Dasshutsu Game: My Home Hen (back after dropping off)
16. Dr. Mario & Germ Buster
17. Hot 12 Game Furi Furi Party (how the mighty have fallen)
18. Blue Oasis (My Aquarium) -- Could this actually fall off the chart?!?
19. Bit.Trip Beat (nice to see this still in the top 20)
20. Play Together Puzzle Shanghai Wii



KDR_11k said:

Oh, didn't notice there was a "most popular" option for DSiWare...

1 Nintendo DSi Browser
2 MoI Express Funny Face
3 Dr Mario Express
4 Wario Ware Snapped
5 MoI Express Deep Psyche
6 Real Football 2009
7 Paper Plane
8 Pyoro
9 Mixed Messages
10 Art Style CODE
11 Art Style AQUITE

Wow, that looks horrible but what else can we expect with that game selection...



Corbs said:

We'll be starting a Top 20 DsiWare once we reach 20 releases. But thanks to all who've posted them so far.



Rum_Rapture said:

"9. Harvest Moon: Show Me Your Nicely Cut Lawn!"

Haha... That's a brilliant title for a game.



osb1842 said:

According to @Rum Rapture, BIT.TRIP BEAT has snuck past My Aquarium and into the #1 spot for the UK! Let's keep this ball rolling Next up, Germany...



StarDust4Ever said:

Too bad World Of Goo didn't hit number 1 on the Japanese charts. Also, what is so danged popular about a game that has "texas" in the title, esp. in Germany and Austrailia???

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