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Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (3rd June)

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 3rd of June:

1 (N) - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
2 (9) - Bubble Bobble Plus
3 (2) - My Aquarium
4 (1) - World of Goo
5 (3) - Tetris Party
6 (4) - My Pokémon Ranch
7 (-) - Adventure Island: The Beginning
8 (5) - Dr Mario Online Rx
9 (6) - Defend Your Castle
10 (10) - Cue Sports - Pool Revolution
11 (7) - Onslaught
12 (8) - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
13 (16) - Silver Star Chess
14 (11) - Brain Challenge
15 (15) - Crystal Defenders R2
16 (13) - Mega Man 9
17 (14) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
18 (17) - Sandy Beach
19 (N) - Texas Hold'em Tournament
20 (18) - Bomberman Blast

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

Well for those who've wanted some more movement in the Top 20, this is your week. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years comes roaring up the charts to debut in its original week at #1. Even Bubble Bobble Plus managed to climb all the way up to #2, knocking off both the ever popular My Aquarium and World of Goo. As you can see, Goo dropped all the way down to #4, it's lowest spot since its original release.

Also joining the Top 20 for the first time are Hudson's Adventure Island: The Beginning and Texas Hold'em Tournament, both of which charted at #7 and #19 respectively. Nice to see Adventure Island: The Beginning finally popping up on the charts, and inside the Top 10 no less.

The big climber this week was Bubble Bobble Plus, which jumped up seven spots to #2. The biggest dropper was BIT.TRIP BEAT, which fell from #12 to off the chart completely in one week's time.

We had three games drop off this week with the loss of BIT.TRIP BEAT, Wild West Guns, and Target Toss Pro: Bags departing the Top 20. It's a shame BIT.TRIP BEAT fell off, but it's popped back up before, maybe it can regain some momentum again in the near future.

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User Comments (49)

Djungelurban

#1

Djungelurban said:

Swedish top 20:
(1) 1 - Swords & Soldiers
(2) 2 - World Of Goo
(7) 3 - Mega Man 9
(6) 4 - Onslaught
(4) 5 - Bubble Bobble Plus!
(8) 6 - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
(3) 7 - Texas Hold'em Tournament
(11) 8 - Crystal Defenders R2
(9) 9 - My Aquarium
(10) 10 - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A King*
(14) 11 - Tetris Party
(5) 12 - Bit.Trip: Beat
(16) 13 - My Pokémon Ranch
(13) 14 - Equilibrio
(15) 15 - Defend Your Castle
(19) 16 - Snowboard Riot
(12) 17 - Bomberman Blast
(-) 18 - Fish 'em All!
(20) 19 - Rainbow Islands Towering Adventure!
(18) 20 - TV Show King*

I'm sad to report that LostWinds has finally left the chart... Although I'm certain we'll see it again.

Also, maybe you noticed that Penguins & Friends did not chart this week either and seeing as it's rather unlikely that it'll appear later on this makes it only the third game so far to not chart once on the Swedish charts (after Strong Bad Ep: 5 and Lonpos).
EDIT: Strike that. Today, the day after, it did in fact enter at 20th place. However, that won't help it much next week when FFIV most likely has hit. So I'm still pretty sure it won't be here on a "chart day".

WolfRamHeart

#2

WolfRamHeart said:

Holy crap! Final Fantasy: The After Years is already at #1! Well, I guess I'm not too surprised, after all I'm one of the people who bought it too! Great game by the way! Hooray for change!:)

Charlie_The_Unicorn

#3

Charlie_The_Unicorn said:

Whoa! WOG out of the big 3!
Major congrats to FF.
I can't believe MA is the only survivor in the big 3.
:( for Bit.Trip.Beat

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#4

Philip_J_Reed said:

Bad news for Bit.Trip, but awesome news for Bubble Bobble.

Anyone want to place bets on how long it'll take World of Goo to recapture the #1 spot? Or do we think it's "finally" on the way out?

burning_love

#5

burning_love said:

NOOOO!!!! bit.trip.beat is out!!!!
anyways to the people who downloaded Final Fantasy the after years, do you think its a good game?

jpfan1989

#6

jpfan1989 said:

@ burning love: Yes!..... Yes it is
speaking of Final Fantasy. when are we getting the review?

CorbsAdmin

#7

Corbs said:

While I'd never truly count out World of Goo, the fact that long-time nemesis My Aquarium finally beat it out on the charts makes me think the Goo has lost its momentum.

And I have to finish the Mighty Flip Champs review before I can even start the Final Fantasy IV review. I'm going as fast as I can. I had a detour yesterday covering E3. :)

burning_love

#12

burning_love said:

Oh yeah I almost forgot Swords and soldiers is coming next monday!!! it will go up to the top charts real fast!!!!!

CorbsAdmin

#13

Corbs said:

Just happens that two of my assigned games came out in the same week. Doesn't happen very often, but every once in awhile I get surprised with two. I'm going to write up MFC later this evening and get started on FF4:AY after that. Shouldn't be too much longer. :)

Rum_Rapture

#17

Rum_Rapture said:

We do love fish in the UK. Further proof that Bit.Trip Fish could be a winning idea...:

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

Up: My Aquarium back to 1. My Life As A King climbs the most, though; 6 places!
Down: Swords & Soldiers back at 2, Rainbow Islands Falls a sore 5 places.
Hello: No new entries. Fish'em All didn't break in.
Goodbye: No losses, but Tetris Party and CueSports are slipping.

CorbsAdmin

#19

Corbs said:

Here's a first impression. If you like the original 16-bit FF4 game, this is more of the same. If you've never played the original, you're obviously not enough of a FF fan to even concern yourself with this one. Problem solved. :P

TwilightV

#20

TwilightV said:

This is just awesome. I may have to buy WOG now that it's finally not #1 anymore.

BTW... do you have to have played FFIV to understand TAY or is it understandable on it's own?

CorbsAdmin

#21

Corbs said:

Well that's a tricky question. It would do you good if you were a bit familiar with the original game, but it shouldn't be too tough if you haven't. But I have no way of knowing that because I've played the heck out of FF4. :)

TwilightV

#22

TwilightV said:

I see. I've seen some of the DS remake's cutscenes, so I have at least a small grasp of the story. I'll probably get this once my system gets back home. :)

Crazed

#24

Crazed said:

Wow, I'm so used to WoG being the top game, I thought that we were seeing EU's top 20 list and that this was a late April Fool's joke. Hopefully WoG will continue to shine, but this is incredible news.

Toddr

#25

Toddr said:

@ Corbie
I was about 1 or 2 when FF4 came out. Should I still buy this one? I've liked all the FF's I've played so far.

CorbsAdmin

#27

Corbs said:

It's a fun FF game. I've only played about an hour of it so far, but what I've played has been typical of the FF games. If you like FF, this should prove to be right up your alley.

DazzaAdmin

#28

Dazza said:

@Corbs - How about a DSiWare top 20 starting next week? I am dying to see how Mighty Flip Champs! is performing! :-p

Wow the WiiWare chart really changed this week! Will World of Goo return to the top spot again?

Objection

#29

Objection said:

Geez, FF is a monster!! That said, the charts were quite interesting this week! Can FF maintain its speedy grip? Or will WoG recover? Is it finally possible that just about everyone already has it??

WiiGuy

#31

WiiGuy said:

Goo!!!!

Well, I guess it had to come someday.
But talk about 6-7 months on top :o
I wonnder what the total sales are

metakirbyknight

#32

metakirbyknight said:

Hopefully, World of Goo sales dropping will make Kyle and Ron get in gear and work on World of Goo 2 or another game.

Haze4peace

#33

Haze4peace said:

FF4AY is much more enjoyable if you have played the first one. I'm about five hours in and having a blast! I love me some retro games.

chris3116

#36

chris3116 said:

Canada:

1-Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
2-Bubble Bobble Plus
3-World of Goo
4-Tetris Party
5-Adventure Island The Beginning
6-My Aquarium
7-Dr.Mario Online Rx
8-My Pokemon Ranch
9-Defend your Castle
10-Crystal Defenders R2
11-Bomberman Blast
12-Texas Hold'em Tournament
13-FFCC : My Life as a King
14-Brain Challenge
15-Onslaught
16-Mega Man 9
17-Silver Star Chess
18-Cue Sports - Pool Revolution
19-Tiki Towers
20-Bit Trip Beat

Bahamut_ZERO

#37

Bahamut_ZERO said:

Holy ****.

I though FF would hit the Top 3, but number 1?!

And where the hell did Bubble Bobble come from anyway? Never knew it was that popular. Wasn't expecting that.

But, more importantly:

WORLD OF GOO HAS FALLEN! ITS THE END OF THE WORLD!!!

Egg_miester

#38

Egg_miester said:

its great for all the love for bubble bobble at 2 but wow ff4 at 1 i never expected that but with the old school rpg goodness i am not shocked but i want to wait for more storys to dlc before i buy it

Hardy83

#41

Hardy83 said:

I REALLY wish they would actually post sales numbers for WiiWare, VC and DSiware games.

Sean_Aaron

#42

Sean_Aaron said:

@Rum Rapture: We can't love fish that much if Fish 'em All! isn't in the chart (but it's nice to see it surfaced in Sweden).

I couldn't be bothered with the Japanese top 20 yesterday because Fire Emblem's story has really hooked me, so that's all I've been playing outside of Wii Fit all week.

If Ratengo or someone else doesn't beat me to it I'll see about getting the numbers tonight.

ALDAWGZ

#43

ALDAWGZ said:

gotta b happy with all the good wiiware games coming out as of late cant wait 4 swords n soldiers on mon

Rum_Rapture

#44

Rum_Rapture said:

@Sean Aaron: You know, that hadn't even occurred to me. Really, it was just an attempt to plug the idea of Bit.Trip Fish.

KDR_11k

#45

KDR_11k said:

Germany:
(1) 1 Swords & Soldiers
(2) 2 My Aquarium
(3) 3 Texas Hold'Em Tournament
(4) 4 World of Goo
(6) 5 Fun Fun Minigolf
(7) 6 TV Show King
(5) 7 Onslaught
(8) 8 My Pokemon Ranch
(9) 9 Brain Challenge
(10) 10 Tetris Party
(11) 11 Bomberman Blast
(16) 12 Crystal Defenders R2
(12) 13 Equilibrio
(13) 14 Snowboard Riot
(15) 15 Pop-Up Pirate
(14) 16 Defend Your Castle
(19) 17 Bubble Bobble Plus
(17) 18 Bit Trip Beat
(18) 19 FFCCMLaaK
(-) 20 Cue Sports

Since Cue Sports returned Crystal Defenders R1 got lost.

goldwyvern

#47

goldwyvern said:

@ corbie #20, i bought the game with my only FF experience being 15 minutes of FF9 and i LOVE this game.

Sean_Aaron

#48

Sean_Aaron said:

I'm late again, but here's the Japanese Top 20 WiiWare downloads for the week. We have some new entries, some impressive rises and old stalwarts:

1 (1) Asobu Made in Ore -- everybody loves making their own Wario games!
2 (5) Muscle March -- Everybody loves watching body builders wiggle their bottoms!
3 (4) World of Goo -- celebrity promo vids on the Nintendo Channel work wonders in Japan!
4 (2) Pole's Big Adventure
5 (N) Order!
6 (3) Game of Life -- shocked that this isn't in the top 5 (??!!)
7 (9) Shika Gari -- who knew deer hunting was this popular in Japan?
8 (7) My Pokemon Ranch Platinum
9 (8) Bomberman Blast
10 (6) Contra ReBirth
11 (N) Hamekomi Lucky Puzzle Wii -- who doesn't like tangrams?
12 (12) Rockman 9
13 (14) Final Fantasy: My Life as a King
14 (N) Arkanoid Plus!
15 (15) Blue Oasis (My Aquarium) -- Could this be on the way out? Probably not...
16 (10) Art Style Series ORBITAL
17 (13) Kodomo Kyouiku Terebi Wii Aiue Oochan
18 (17) Tetris Party -- This has also dropped a lot, but I doubt it's going out.
19 (16) Dr. Mario and Germ Buster
20 (18) 1 Batsuke! Dasshutsu Game * My Home Hen

Dear departed:

Art Style Cubeleo
Ranch Story Series Makiba no Omise
Atsui 12 Game Furi Furi Party!

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