Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (1st July)

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 1st of July:

1 (1) - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
2 (2) - Texas Hold'em Tournament
3 (3) - My Aquarium
4 (4) - World of Goo
5 (6) - Tetris Party
6 (7) - My Pokémon Ranch
7 (-) - Family Mini Golf
8 (5) - Swords & Soldiers
9 (9) - Dr Mario Online Rx
10 (10) - Defend Your Castle
11 (11) - Eduardo the Samurai Toaster
12 (8) - Bubble Bobble Plus
13 (12) - Onslaught
14 (13) - Cue Sports - Pool Revolution
15 (14) - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
16 (N) - Water Warfare
17 (17) - Bomberman Blast
18 (15) - Brain Challenge
19 (16) - Sandy Beach
20 (19) - Mega Man 9

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

The top four games remain unchanged from last week's chart, with Final Fantasy IV: The After Years still holding strong at #1. Of course we also saw Hudson's Water Warfare pop in at #16 during its first week of release. Could this be the next #1 WiiWare game in the making? It certainly doesn't look like Swords & Soldiers will make it to #1, considering it's already on its way down the chart.

The big climber this week was Family Mini Golf, which shot up from off the chart completely, all the way up to #7. The big dropper this week was Bubble Bobble Plus, which fell four spots to #12.

Well after holding a spot on the Top 20 since its release on day one of the WiiWare service, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King has finally dropped off the chart. Of course it took Hudson's Adventure Island: The Beginning with it. And judging from the looks of it, Mega Man 9 may very well be on its way off the chart again.