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Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (19th 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 19th of August:

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

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

Once again the chart shows that fish sell. The top two entries on this week's Top 20, Reel Fishing Challenge and My Aquarium are both sitting pretty at #1 and #2 respectively. Last week's #1 title Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 didn't hang on to the top spot long, dropping down six spots to #7 this week.

We didn't see any new entries in this week's Top 20, other than the second appearance of Brain Challenge, but there was quite a bit of movement in the top section of the Top 20.

The big climber this week was obviously NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits, which jumped up 14 places to #3. Could this be our next #1 title on the chart? The big dropper this week was Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My life as a Darklord, which dropped seven spots to #11. Can this title hang around on the charts as long as its predecessor?

Due to Brain Challenge making a reappearance on the Top 20, HB Arcade Cards dropped off this week.

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User Comments (32)

ASDFGHJKL

#2

ASDFGHJKL said:

What is it with WiiWare and fish?
So Dazza has a new job? I guess that explains how late this came.
Nyxquest will probably make it into the first spot soon. Better that then a not so good fishing game.

ASDFGHJKL

#5

ASDFGHJKL said:

I didnt think Canadians were into poker. Maybe they just read the first part, downloaded it, and the found out it was about poker. :P
Just kidding no offense :)

BL_Donth

#7

BL_Donth said:

@GabeGreens Non taken and I haven't downloaded it...yet.
Here in Canada, we like poker and we love sexy but apparently the two don't mix. :P

sirgrim

#8

sirgrim said:

Bwahaha, take that, Monkey Island. Code your crap right, suckas. Anime chicks and fishing FTW>

Tails

#12

Tails said:

@Von:in my opinion i think its good cause the graphics are very well done and plus you get very good online play when anyone is ever on but ya the control in the game is almost if not perfect so i'd pick it up if your a pool fan. Other Wise Sexy Pokers on the rise and who knew? :P

KDR_11k

#14

KDR_11k said:

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

Gone with the charts: FF4 The After Years

Monkey Island is still holding on here. Bonsai Barber seems quite successful, did it ever go that high in the US? Slot Car Racing proves that people will buy ANYTHING that involves racing. Water Warfare continues to drop while Onslaught holds... Is it the theme or the gameplay focus?

Sean_Aaron

#15

Sean_Aaron said:

Super dee dooper Japanese list:

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

Well, as predicted the new Pokemon games now control the top 4 slots, though FFIV: The After Years still holds on to a respectable 5th. Pole's Big Adventure is back in the top 10 again (whew!), and Tomenasanner makes a significant leap whilst Tomy Car Driver takes a big enough fall that I"ll be surprised to see it here in two weeks time. The new quiz game from IE Institute bumps Order! right off the list and Blue Oasis (My Aquarium) is still gone, but for how long?

And again just for fun, the VC top 20:

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

Just some shuffling this week with Secret of Mana bumping Phelios off the chart. **YAWN**

Sneaker13

#17

Sneaker13 said:

The Dutch List of 20-8:
1 (1) - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1
2 (2) - Texas Hold'em Toernament
3 (3) - My Aquarium
4 (8) - Bonsai Barber
5 (5) - TV Show King
6 (4) - Driift Mania
7 (9) - 5 Spots Party
8 (10) - My Pokémon Ranch
9 (7) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord
10 (6) - Swords & Soldiers
11 (13) - Tetris Party
12 (-) - Family Slot Car Racing NEW
13 (16) - Onslaught
14 (11) - Water Warfare
15 (12) - Brain Challenge
16 (15) - Bomberman Blast
17 (14) - World of Goo
18 (17) - NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits
19 (-) - Snowboard Riot
20 (18) - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

We welcome Family Slot Car Racing :shock: which came out last week and we see the return of Snowboard Riot (which came out 27 Feb. 2009).

With two new releases, we say goodbye to:

  • The Three Musketeers: One for All! (19 last)
  • Fun! Fun! Minigolf (20 last week)

Biggest climber is Bonsai Barber with 4 spots from 8 to 4, biggest dropper is the Dutch Swords & Soldiers with 4 spots from 6 to 10

Rawk_Hawk

#20

Rawk_Hawk said:

I would like to see NyxQuest hit the number 1 spot. It's a terrific game and it belongs higher than fishing challenge.

Djungelurban

#21

Djungelurban said:

As always, I prepare these things in advance so this chart really is for Wednesday...

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

TanookiMike

#23

TanookiMike said:

I could've sworn that Sexy Poker was in 2nd earlier this week when I was looking at the Popular Titles.

Rum_Rapture

#25

Rum_Rapture said:

Doopy doopy doo. UK CHART OMG:

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

Up: Bonsai Barber's up 4. NyxQuest manages to climb up 2 after sliding down the charts.
Down: Driift Mania falls the most - 6 spots. Some others fall a bit, nothing major though.
Hello: Family Slot Car Racing unexpectedly debuts really well at 5. Rattle Battle scrapes in at 20.
Goodbye: Three Musketeers drops out from 17, 5 Spots Party falls from 19.

StarDust4Ever

#26

StarDust4Ever said:

Sexy Poker was in the number 2 spot yesterday (wednessday) when I checked the USA list. It has now dropped to number 4 in less than 24 hours time passed. It's not that I don't mind to see it climb the charts, but the fact that it passed up World of Goo saddens me :'(

MakeMyBiscuit

#27

MakeMyBiscuit said:

"Sexy Poker" is ranking very high in the U.S. and Canada and does not even make it on the chart in other countries. What does that say about us in North America...maybe it wasn't released in the other countries. Yeah that's it!

I'm still waiting on "Super Mario Brothers All Stars" but seeing how well the 8 bit "Super Mario" games are doing it looks like I will be waiting a bit longer.

I'm actually surprised "Super Star Wars" was on not there. I know I got it day 1.

rhythmheavenfan

#28

rhythmheavenfan said:

NyxQuest is a very good game and I'm positive that it will be number 1 very soon. But because of the kind of game it is it probably won't stay number 1 for very long unfortunately. MakeMyBiscuit, is Super Star Wars very good because I was considering possibly buying it.

Jolted85

#29

Jolted85 said:

got sexy poker just for the hell of it, it'll be hella funny when it gets to number one XD

Metang

#30

Metang said:

Reel Fishing Challenge is way up there after all this time... >.<

And Sexy Poker at #4? I'm surprised it's not #1.

Also, good for NyxQuest for working its way up there!

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