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 8th of July:
1 - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
2 (16) - Water Warfare
3 - Reel Fishing Challenge
4 - Texas Hold'em Tournament
5 (3) - My Aquarium
6 (4) - World of Goo
7 (7) - Family Mini Golf
8 (5) - Tetris Party
9 (6) - My Pokémon Ranch
10 (9) - Dr Mario Online Rx
11 (10) - Defend Your Castle
12 (8) - Swords & Soldiers
13 (12) - Bubble Bobble Plus
14 (13) - Onslaught
15 (14) - Cue Sports - Pool Revolution
16 (18) - Brain Challenge
17 (N) - BUST-A-MOVE Plus!
18 - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
19 (17) - Bomberman Blast
20 (20) - 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
Well Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is holding strong at #1, but Water Warfare jumped up to the #2 spot and Reel Fishing Challenge just rocketed up to #3. Talk about a jump! This also drops My Aquarium and World of Goo down to #5 and #6 respectively, the lowest they've charted in many months.
The big climber this week was of course Reel Fishing Challenge, which jumped 17 spots from off the charts all the way up to #3. The biggest dropper this week was Eduardo the Samurai Toaster, which fell from #11 to off the chart completely in one week's time. Ouch! And it's worth mentioning that Fun! Fun! Minigolf and Sandy Beach also fell of the chart this week as well.
We did see three new entries this week, with BUST-A-MOVE Plus! making its debut in its week of release at #17. Of course there was the aforementioned Reel Fishing Challenge shooting up the charts and our good old friend Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King making a return to the Top 20 after one week on vacation.