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 - Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1
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.