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Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (12th Aug)

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 12th of August:

1 (1) - Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1
2 (2) - Reel Fishing Challenge
3 (4) - My Aquarium
4 (3) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My life as a Darklord
5 (7) - World of Goo
6 (-) - Sexy Poker
7 (6) - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
8 (8) - My Pokémon Ranch
9 (5) - Texas Hold'em Tournament
10 (9) - Tetris Party
11 (10) - Water Warfare
12 (13) - Dr Mario Online Rx
13 (12) - Family Mini Golf
14 (-) - Overturn
15 (14) - Defend Your Castle
16 (11) - BUST-A-MOVE Plus!
17 (N) - NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits
18 (15) - Ant Nation
19 (20) - HB Arcade Cards
20 (18) - Cue Sports - Pool Revolution

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

While there was quite a bit of movement this week, the top two games remain intact once again. Of course it is worth mentioning that both World of Goo and My Aquarium are both making their way back up towards the top.

A whopping three WiiWare titles made their debut this week, one in its week of release. Sexy Poker and Overturn both popped up on the chart after a little over a week of availability on the WiiWare service and the much-anticipated NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits jumped up onto the Top 20 within only a couple of days of release in the US. Could this title be our next #1 in the making? Of course, it's going to have to fend off Sexy Poker in order to do so.

The big climber this week was easily Sexy Poker, which jumped from off the chart completely last week all the way up to #6. The big dropper this week was BUST-A-MOVE Plus!, which dropped five spots to #16.

Having three new games make their debut on the Top 20 also meant that three titles inevitably had to drop off of the chart. 5 Spots Party, Brain Challenge and Onslaught all fell off the Top 20 this week, although the trend would suggest that some or all of them might make a return trip in the coming weeks. We'll just have to wait and find out.

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User Comments (47)



Chrono_Cross said:

Its probably because they seen "Sexy" and "Poker" and said to themselves "has to to be good!' and bought it.

But seriously seeing Defend Your Castle, My Pokemon Ranch, and Dr. Mario RX, still on the top 20 is very astonishing IMO. And WoG isn't seizing to sell tremendously



Sean_Aaron said:

Super Awesome Japanese Top 20:

1 (1) Pokemon Scramble
2 (3) Pokemon Fantasy Dungeon Ikuzo! The Adventures of Storm
3 (5) Pokemon Fantasy Dungeon Muzase! The Adventures of Light
4 (2) Final Fantasy IV - The After Years
5 (7) Pokemon Fantasy Dungeon Susumu! The Adventures of Flame
6 (8) Karaoke Joysound Wii
7 (9) Okiraku Tennis Wii
8 (6) Asobu Made in Ore
9 (4) Fish Eyes Challenge (Reel Fishing Challenge) 10 (14) Tomy Car Driver
11 (10) Pole's Big Adventure
12 (12) My Pokemon Ranch Platinum
13 (13) Bomberman Blast
14 (11) FFCC My Life as a Darklord
15 (15) Game of Life
16 (16) Rockman 9
17 (N) Tomenasanner Wii
18 (18) Dr. Mario & Germ Buster
19 (N) Sea Farm
20 (17) Order!

Pokemon is an unstoppable juggernaut and takes the top 3 easily. I predict FFIV: The After Years will drop into 5th by next week to see the top 4 dominated by the latest Pokemon games. Pole's Big Adventure drops out of the top 10 for the first time since release and newcomers are seen in the form of Tomenasanner Wii and Sea Farm. We'll see if these titles have legs or not. So far it's looking like no new WiiWare is coming next week so they might have a chance to shine. Wow it looks like My Aquarium is really off the top 20 -- is it for good?

Of course with new titles others have to go: Licca-Chan Oshare House, Minna no Theatre Wii, farewell!

And again just for fun, the VC top 20:

1 (2) Super Mario Bros. (FC)
2 (3) Super Mario Bros. 3 (FC)
3 (1) Final Fantasy III (FC)
4 (12) Final Fantasy IV (SFC)
5 (4) Super Mario Kart (SFC)
6 (7) Puyo Puyo 2 (MD)
7 (6) Super Mario World (SFC)
8 (5) Downtown Special Kunio-Kun no Jidaigeki dayo Zenin Shuugoo (FC)
9 (8) Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask (N64) 10 (10) Super Mario Bros. 2 (FC)
11 (11) Super Mario 64 (N64)
12 (17) Super Smash Bros (N64)
13 (13) Super Mario RPG (SFC)
14 (14) Downtown Nekketsu Kooshinkyoku Soreyuku Daiundookai (FC)
15 (18) Mario Kart 64 (N64)
16 (15) Ice Climber (FC)
17 (9) Phelios (ARC)
18 (16) Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (N64)
19 (19) Kirby's Dream Land 3 (SFC)
20 (20) Twinbee (FC)

Nothing new this week (guess Ninja Gaiden doesn't have a lot of fans in Japan?), just a reshuffle which makes it seem that Phelios is due to drop off soon...



KDR_11k said:

We're on an earlier schedule now, eh?

(1) 1 Tales of Monkey Island 1
(4) 2 Driift Mania
(2) 3 My Aquarium
(5) 4 Texas Hold'em Tournament
(3) 5 FFCC Darklord
(8) 6 My Pokemon Ranch
(-) 7 Bonsai Barber
(10) 8 Onslaught
(9) 9 TV Show King
(7) 10 Fun Fun Minigolf
(6) 11 Water Warfare
(11) 12 World of Goo
(12) 13 NyxQuest
(15) 14 Bomberman Blast
(14) 15 Tetris Party
(13) 16 Brain Challenge
(-) 17 The Three Musketeers
(20) 18 Puzzle Bobble Plus
(18) 19 Swords & Soldiers
(17) 20 FF4 The After Years

Nuked from orbit: Heracles Chariot Racing, 5 Spots Party

Bonsai Barber joined very high and Monkey Island holds onto its position. Water Warfare sees a serious drop while Onslaught rises, I wonder why?



Rum_Rapture said:


1 (1) - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1
2 (2) - My Aquarium
3 (6) - Driift Mania
4 (3) - Texas Hold'em Tournament
5 (5) - World of Goo
6 (4) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A Darklord
7 (N) - Bonsai Barber
8 (8) - My Pokemon Ranch
9 (7) - Pop-Up Pirate!
10 (9) - Onslaught
11 (10) - Defend Your Castle
12 (14) - Swords & Soldiers
13 (11) - Water Warfare
14 (12) - Bomberman Blast
15 (13) - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
16 (17) - Tetris Party
17 (N) - The Three Musketeers - One For All!
18 (18) - NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits
19 (15) - 5 Spots Party
20 (-) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A King

Up: Driift Mania is up 3 spots, Swords & Soldiers is up 2, Tetris up 1.
Down: 5 Spots Party dropped the most: 4 places. Darklord seems to be slipping a bit.
Hello: Bonsai Barber debuts at 7, Three Musketeers at 17 after its release a couple of weeks ago.
Goodbye: Heracles (down from 16), BIT.TRIP BEAT (from 19) and Snowboard Riot (from 20).



Djungelurban said:

The Swedish top 20:
(1) 1 - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
(4) 2 - Driift Mania
(2) 3 - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A Darklord
(3) 4 - World Of Goo
(6) 5 - My Aquarium
(9) 6 - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
(7) 7 - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
(8) 8 - Texas Hold'em Tournament
(10) 9 - Mega Man 9
(5) 10 - Gradius Rebirth
(16) 11 - Bubble Bobble Plus!
(11) 12 - Tetris Party
(-) 13 - Bonsai Barber
(13) 14 - Icarian: Kindred Spirits
(-) 15 - The Three Musketeers: One For All!
(12) 16 - Onslaught
(17) 17 - Snowboard Riot
(R) 18 - Water Warfare
(19) 19 - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A King*
(20) 20 - My Pokémon Ranch*



Ratengo said:

@Sean: WiiWare titles will not arrive in Japan next week, but I'm happy that we are getting FOUR VC titles again (this time one Famicom game and three Arcade games).



Ryuuga said:

It's interesting that The Three Musketeers appeared on top 20 only in europe. Too bad because this game really deserves to be on the US list as well.
But come on...Sexy Poker at #6???



Orenhy said:

Disappointed that Monkey Island is still doing good, was hoping the initial complaints of the peoples who the got the game strait away would deter new buyers, showing telltale they have to address the problem. But surprisingly nothing of above happened and the brown stain stays on the underwear.



Knux said:

OH #%^&! Sexy Poker is number 6!? I can't believe this, JV Games will make Sexy Poker 2!



Rum_Rapture said:

I don't get why people are being quite so hard on Monkey Island, the port wasn't exceptional but the game is still good, and pretty much the only option for people like me (I have a Mac and the PC in our house doesn't have sufficient graphical oomph).



No_No_No_Wrong_Way said:

Welcome to the Twilight Zone: Where fishing games sell better than first person shooters, and Sexy Poker is more popular than Pokemon.



vherub said:

the success of a dog like sexy poker sadly will lead to further terrible games,
also rum: did you try the pc demo? it is quite scalable

I'd like to see nin expand to a top 25 or 30.



LztheQuack said:

Ah, Sexy Poker. One of those games everyone hate. There are too many jokers and lonely guys in America.



RadioShadow said:

Yay! Sexy Poker is No 6! XD

Glad to see Puyo Puyo is still popular in Japan (although Puyo Puyo7 might have helped).




IAmNotWill said:

Sexy Poker @ 6? O_O I can't believe Onslaught fell off. It was on there forever. Go NyxQuest!



Djungelurban said:

Not saying it's a good game or deserving of it's position, but why does it seem that people have turned against Sexy Poker because of its theme... While I'm not getting it either seeing as single player poker gaming is a really dumb concept, I'm not judging people it do appeal to and I can understand why they would want something like this. Cause if you actually think about it for a sec, what's more pathetic... To fall victim to one of our most primal driving forces and thereby finding gameplay involving attractive, albeit animated, scantly dressed women enjoyable (even though actual the sexiness factor in Sexy Poker is questionable) or blasting everything that appears on screen to smithereens for no other apparent reason other than killing stuff is apparently fun? Not saying FPS gaming is stupid and immature (well, I'm not doing it at this very second atleast) but isn't it peculiar that just sexuality is such a sensitive subject for so many. Just saying...



Ren said:

Come on people. We all joked about it, but did you really expect it NOT to actually happen? We knew it would fly up the charts. Especially with Nintendos history of asexual material, it was bound to be grabbed immediatly by any kid with points left, and every other male Wii owner with 5 minutes and a ... Wii. The list is based purely on sales, no one ever claimed it was about quality titles so it's actually a great measure of what consumers REALLY want, whether they'll openly admit it or not.

Imagine if we actually got a GOOD game with some "sexy" content, even as tame as this one; You'd all have your mouths shut about it, or at least be lying ever getting it.
Do I have to be the first to admit that I'd buy it in a second, if I thought the poker game part was at least a little deeper and there were more/better images included?



Fleeman said:

i can't believe Tales of Monkey Island is #1 the game is such a low quality port telltale should be ashamed



Ricardo91 said:

@Super Sonic. Sexy Poker was made by Gameloft...

Glad to see Nyxquest finally make it to the charts. That game deserves to be in the top 5. And seeing Sexy Poker at #6 is just sad.



Sneaker13 said:

Back from holidays. Here is the list of 12-8 from Holland. Since I've missed two weeks, I can't tell anything about who climed, who falled, who we welcomed and who left the list. That's for next week.

1) Tales of Monkey Island chapter 1
2) Texas Hold'em Tournament
3) My Aquarium
4) Driift Mania
5) TV Show King
6) Swords & Soldiers
7) Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles My Life as a Darklord
8) Bonsai Barber NEW
9) 5 Spots Party
10) My Pokémon Ranch
11) Water Warfare
12) Brain Challenge
13) Tetris Party
14) World of Goo
15) Bomberman Blast
16) Onslaught
17) NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits
18) Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
19) The Three Musketeers One for All!
20) Fun! Fun! Minigolf



blackbird said:

Here's the top 20 in France for those who would like to see it :
1 Tales of Monkey Island
2 Texas Hold'em Tournament
3 Driift Mania
4 My Aquarium
5 FFCC: My Life as a Darklord
6 World of Goo
7 TV Show King
8 My Pokémon Ranch
9 Onslaught
10 Bonsai Barber
11 Puzzle Bobble Plus!
12 Bomberman Blast
13 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
14 Snowboard Riot
15 The Three Musketeers: One For All!
16 Tetris Party
17 Brain Challenge
18 Water Warfare
19 Swords & Soldiers
20 Heracles Chariot Racing



chris3116 said:


1 (1) -Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1
2 (2) - FFCC: My Life as a Darklord
3 (3) - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
4 (18) - Sexy Poker
5 (4) - Reel Fishing Challenge
6 (5) - World of Goo
7 (9) - My Aquarium
8 (10) - My Pokemon Ranch
9 (6) - Tetris Party
10 (7) - Texas Hold'em Tournament
11 (8) - Bust-a-move Plus!
12 (12) - Dr. Mario Online RX
13 (11) - Water Warfare
14 (-) - Overturn
15 (17) - Defend your Castle
16 (-) - NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits
17 (19) - HB Arcade Cards
18 (16) - Bomberman Blast
19 (14) - Family Mini Golf
20 (13) - Ant Nation

Gone Mega Man 9 (20), Bubble Bobble Plus! (15)



Mike1 said:

@30. Djungelurban
We have turned on Sexy Poker because it is a terrible poker game wrapped in a stupid gimmick.



eripmav said:

No chart love in the US or Canada? Where's our American and Canadian love!?



MakeMyBiscuit said:

"Disappointed that Monkey Island is still doing good, was hoping the initial complaints of the peoples who the got the game strait away would deter new buyers, showing telltale they have to address the problem. But surprisingly nothing of above happened and the brown stain stays on the underwear."

With the memory constraints of the Wii Ware I'm actually surprised that Monkey Island even works on Wii Ware. It is far from a N64 game.

Hopefully the tech seen in Guitar Hero 5 with the live streaming from the SD card will improve future Monkey Island episodes as well as other games

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