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 15th of July:
1 (3) - Reel Fishing Challenge
2 - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
3 - Water Warfare
4 (4) - Texas Hold'em Tournament
5 (5) - My Aquarium
6 (17) - BUST-A-MOVE Plus!
7 (6) - World of Goo
8 (8) - Tetris Party
9 (7) - Family Mini Golf
10 (9) - My Pokémon Ranch
11 - BIT.TRIP CORE
12 (10) - Dr Mario Online Rx
13 (11) - Defend Your Castle
14 (13) - Bubble Bobble Plus
15 (12) - Swords & Soldiers
16 (16) - Brain Challenge
17 (15) - Cue Sports - Pool Revolution
18 (14) - Onslaught
19 (19) - Bomberman Blast
20 (18) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
* (N) - Denotes a brand new entry on the Top 20
* - Denotes a game that was not on the Top 20 last week
Well as you can see, we have a new #1 this week. Reel Fishing Challenge has captured the hearts of WiiWare fans across North America and proven once again that fish sell. This move up to #1 knocked Final Fantasy IV: The After Years and Water Warfare down a spot each, but it's looking like they won't be toppling down the Top 20 just yet.
The big climbers this week were BUST-A-MOVE Plus! and BIT.TRIP CORE, both of which jumped up eleven spots to #6 and #11 respectively. BUST-A-MOVE Plus! even managed to move ahead of World of Goo. The big dropper this week was Hudson's Onslaught, which fell four spots to #18. It looks like this one might be on its way off the chart.
With the debut of BIT.TRIP CORE at #11 on the Top 20, Mega Man 9 in turn dropped off the Top 20 again. Of course old faithful Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King is still hanging in there at #20.