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Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (30th Sept)

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.

Top 20 WiiWare games for the 30th of September:

1 [1] - Contra Rebirth
2 [2] - Reel Fishing Challenge
3 [3] - My Aquarium
4 [7] - Texas Hold'Em Poker
5 [4] - World of Goo
6 [5] - Tetris Party
7 [6] - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
8 [8] - My Pokémon Ranch
9 [9] - Dr Mario Online Rx
10 [-] - You, Me, and the Cubes
11 [11] - Sexy Poker
12 [10] - Texas Hold'em Tournament
13 [15] - Defend Your Castle
14 [18] - Water Warfare
15 [17] - Brain Challenge
16 [12] - Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1
17 [14] - Family Slot Car Racing
18 [16] - Family Mini Golf
19 [19] - BUST-A-MOVE Plus!
20 [13] - Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 2

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

While the top three has remained intact, we did see Texas Hold'Em Poker knock World of Goo and Tetris Party down a spot this week.

We did see a new addition to the Top 20 this week with the appearance of You, Me, and the Cubes at #10. While it didn't make it onto the chart during its first week of release, jumping all the way up to #10 in a week's time is pretty impressive. It will be interesting to see how far up it can climb in the coming weeks.

The big climber this week was You, Me, and the Cubes, which came from off the charts completely all the way up to #10 as mentioned above. The big dropper this week was Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 2, which dropped seven spots to #20. Looks like this one is on its way out.

Of course with the new addition of You, Me, and the Cubes, we did see Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My life as a Darklord slip off the Top 20 this week. Apparently it didn't have the lasting power of its predecessor.

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User Comments (22)

jhuhn

#7

jhuhn said:

I'm sure Arkanoid Plus! will crack the top 20 next week for WiiWare.

Djungelurban

#8

Djungelurban said:

It was a bit touch and go there for a while due to the new update but thanks to the extremely efficient homebrewing scene everything was solved and I'm now able to bring you the chart.

Not being able to do the chart today would have totally bummed me out this week. Cause this marks the 53rd consequtive chart that I've posted and thus my one year anniversary! This means that apart for the US chart, the Swedish chart is the longest running uninterrupted chart coverage of WiiWare sales! Yay! Too bad though that about three of you actually care... :D

The Swedish top 20:
(-) 1 - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay
(1) 2 - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
(2) 3 - Contra ReBirth
(3) 4 - Driift Mania
(6) 5 - World Of Goo
(-) 6 - Sexy Poker
(18) 7 - My Aquarium*
(4) 8 - Family Slot Car Racing
(16) 9 - Water Warfare
(13) 10 - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
(10) 11 - Mega Man 9*
(14) 12 - My Pokémon Ranch*
(20) 13 - Magnetis
(5) 14 - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
(-) 15 - Learning with the PooYoos Episode 1
(11) 16 - LostWinds*
(-) 17 - You, Me and the Cubes
(R) 18 - Defend Your Castle*
(9) 19 - Onslaught
(15) 20 - Bomberman Blast*

Left the chart:
(7) - - Texas Hold'em Poker (4w)
(8) - - Bonsai Barber (6w)
(12) - - Bubble Bobble Plus! (24w)
(17) - - Icarian: Kindred Spirits (14w)
(19) - - Swords & Soldiers (17w)

Too bad the first year anniversary didn't happen under better circumstances. Ever since the algorithm chance everything has been going crazy and quite a few good games left the chart this week. I'm almost starting to think that maybe it wasn't an algorithm chance at all, but instead someone happened to mistakenly hit the big reset button and nullified the logged sale number data. Not to fret though, considering the current chaos the good games are sure to bounce back before long. Most of the returnees of the last two weeks probably don't have a staying power longer than a few weeks. As a side note, impressive feat of Sexy Poker to reach 6th considering that at first it wasn't released at all and when it eventually was released a bit later than everything else it was buried good.

WolfRamHeart

#9

WolfRamHeart said:

Yes! It is so awesome to see You, Me and the Cubes climbing the charts! WolfRamHeart flings Fallos at Reel Fishing Challenge and My Aquarium in hopes of knocking them off the sales chart.:D

MarkyVigoroth

#11

MarkyVigoroth said:

Suspiciously, that poker game failed to reach the #1 spot...
...maybe the bad gameplay turned off them?

Sneaker13

#12

Sneaker13 said:

Congratz Djungelurban :D.

The Dutch WiiWare List of 1-10:
1) (-) Untitled Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2 NEW
2) (1) Untitled My Aquarium
3) (2) Untitled Tales of Monkey Island chapter 1
4) (4) Untitled Family Slot Car Racing
5) (3) Untitled Texas Hold'em Tournament
6) (18) Untitled Learning with the PooYoos, Episode 1
7) (9) Untitled Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord
8) (7) Untitled My Pokémon Ranch
9) (5) Untitled Texas Hold'em Poker
10) (10) Untitled Driift Mania
11) (6) Untitled Contra Rebirth
12) (13) Untitled World of Goo
13) (8) Untitled TV Show King
14) (12) Untitled Onslaught
15) (20) Untitled Magnetis
16) (15) Untitled NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits
17) (11) Untitled Tetris Party
18) (17) Untitled Defend your Castle
19) (-) Untitled You, Me, and the Cubes NEW
20) (16) Untitled Arkanoid Plus!

We welcome You, Me and the Cubes which came out last week and we have a newcomer that went from straight to the number one position. Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2.

With two new titles, we have to say goodbute to

  • Brain Challenge (19 last week)
  • Swords & Soldiers (14 last week and I died a little inside :()

We also have another huge climber, Learning with the PooYoos, Episode 1 which shot up twelve spots from 18 to number 6.

The biggest dropper is Tetris Party with six spots from 11 to 17. Other droppers are Contra Rebirth with five spots from 6 to 11 and TV Show King with five spots from 8 to 13.

The Dutch VC List of 1-10:
1) (1) Untitled Super Mario Bros. 3
2) (2) Untitled Super Mario Bros.
3) (4) Untitled Super Mario World
4) (7) Untitled The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
5) (6) Untitled Super Mario Bros. 2
6) (14) Untitled Super Star Wars
7) (12) Untitled Mario Kart 64
8) (3) Untitled Metroid
9) (5) Untitled Sonic The Hedgehog
10) (8) Untitled Super Mario 64
11) (10) Untitled The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
12) (11) Untitled Pac-Man
13) (9) Untitled Super Smash Bros.
14) (16) Untitled Kirby's Adventure
15) (17) Untitled The Legend of Zelda
16) (19) Untitled The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
17) (15) Untitled Donkey Kong
18) (13) Untitled Donkey Kong Country
19) (18) Untitled Paper Mario
20) (-) Untitled Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

Only one newcomer this week. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels which came out September 14th 2007.

With that we say goodbye to Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven stars (20 last week).

Biggest climber is Super Star Wars with eight spots from 14 to 6 and Mario Kart 64 with five spots from 12 to 7.

Biggest dropper is Donkey Kong Country with five spots from 13 to 18 and Metroid with five spots from 3 to 8.

Ren

#13

Ren said:

I should get it. Still don't have all the artstyle ones yet, either. I really need to get more of this stuff, plus I need about 5 more hours in each day to play them.

Earendel68

#14

Earendel68 said:

Happy WiiWare Wednesday, everyone!! This is Mexican Top 20 WiiWare; I hope you enjoy it...

1 (1) - Contra Rebirth
2 (2) - My Pokémon Ranch
3 (3) - My Aquarium
4 (4) - Texas Hold'em Poker
5 (N) - You, Me, and the Cubes
6 (7) - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
7 (10) - Mega Man 9
8 (8) - Dr. Mario Online Rx
9 (5) - Bomberman Blast
10 (6) - World of Goo
11 (12) - NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits
12 (11) - Sexy Poker
13 (N) - Family Tennis
14 (17) - 3-2-1, Rattle Battle!
15 (14) - Defend Your Castle
16 (16) - ADVENTURE ISLAND: The Beginning
17 (13) - Tetris Party
18 (15) - Water Warfare
19 (19) - Brain Challenge
20 (18) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicle: My Life as a Darklord

I must say it. World of Goo and Tetris Party are in their lowest levels ever, and I can't belive it!!! On the other hand, You, Me, and the Cubes (which was launched in Sept. 21th and was not on the list last week, has climbed to the 5th position in the chart. Family Tennis is the other new adittion this week.

I agree with @jhuhn in his Arkanoid Plus comment. Let's wait to see it.

And now, the Top 20 VC:

1 (1) - Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
2 (3) - Super Mario Bros. (NES)
3 (2) - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
4 (6) - Super Mario 64 (N64)
5 (5) - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
6 (4) - Super Mario World (SNES)
7 (7) - Mario Kart 64 (N64)
8 (8) - Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
9 (10) - Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES)
10 (9) - Star Fox 64 (N64)
11 (13) - METAL SLUG 2 (NEO GEO)
12 (15) - Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (N64)
13 (14) - Paper Mario (N64)
14 (20) - Pokémon Snap (N64)
15 (17) - Yoshi's Story (N64)
16 (11) - Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES)
17 (12) - Pac Man (NES)
18 (18) - Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
19 (19) - Super Metroid (SNES)
20 (-) - Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (NES)

OK, what do we have here?? SMB.: The Lost Levels is a strange sight here, I think; but someone have to take the place left by Super Return of the Jedi, right?

Kirby 64 and Pokemon Snap are the climbers as Pac-Man and Punch Out!! are the droppers.

And that, as they say, is that.

See you next week!!!

Egg_miester

#15

Egg_miester said:

contra is still at number 1 thats great its nice to see so much love for cubes i need to get it

Sean_Aaron

#16

Sean_Aaron said:

And here's the Japanese and UK lists:

Japan Top 20

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

Just some shuffling, but Animal Life has rocketed into 2nd. Let's see if it has the long-term appeal of Aquariums!

Japan VC Top 20:

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

Farewell: RYGAR (ARC)

Goemon climbs to number 2 and the appearance of Bahamut Lagoon means RYGAR arcade disappears from the charts.

UK Top 20:

1 (N) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2
2 (1) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1
3 (3) My Aquarium
4 (4) Family Slot Car Racing
5 (5) World of Goo
6 (3) Contra Rebirth
7 (6) My Pokemon Ranch
8 (10) Onslaught
9 (16) Learning with the PooYoos, Episode 1 10 (9) LostWinds
11 (N) You, Me and the Cubes
12 (8) Driift Mania
13 (7) Pop-Up Pirate!
14 (11) Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A Darklord
15 (12) Texas Hold'em Poker
16 (13) Bomberman Blast
17 (20) Magnetis
18 (14) Texas Hold'em Tournament
19 (18) Final Fantasy IV: The After Years 20 (17) Bonsai Barber

Farewell: Swords & Soldiers, Defend Your Castle

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2 debuts at number 1 and a fairly strong debut for You, Me and the Cubes pushes a couple of stalwarts off the chart. Magnetis shows a slight improvement in position; let's see what kind of staying power it has...

UK VC Top 20:

1 (4) Super Star Wars (SNES)
2 (1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
3 (2) Super Mario Bros. (NES)
4 (5) Sonic the Hedgehog (SMS)
5 (6) Super Mario World (SNES)
6 (7) Super Mario 64 (N64)
7 (8) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
8 (3) Metroid (NES)
9 (9) Pac-Man (NES)
10 (11) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
11 (15) Golden Axe (ARC)
12 (10) Pilotwings (SNES)
13 (12) Mario Kart 64 (N64)
14 (13) Alex Kidd in Miracle World (SMS)
15 (14) Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
16 (17) Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
17 (16) Super Smash Bros. (N64)
18 (18) Sonic the Hedgehog (MD)
19 (N) R-TYPE (SMS)
20 (20) The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)

Farewell: Super Metroid (SNES)

Mostly shuffling; seeing something other than an Nintendo title in the number one VC slot is a bit strange, as is the fact that R-TYPE on the SMS has pushed Super Metroid off the chart (I'm sure that won't last)!

blank_user_1

#17

blank_user_1 said:

What the heck is with people's fetish with that "Sexy Poker" game? Seriously, the idiots-- is it the mature rating or just the cover art that's getting to 'em?

chris3116

#19

chris3116 said:

This week in Canada:

1-Contra Rebirth
2-Reel Fishing Challenge
3-Tetris Party
4-World of Goo
5-Texas Hold'em Poker
6-Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
7-Dr. Mario Online RX
8-My Aquarium
9-You, Me and The Cubes
10-My Pokemon Ranch
11-Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1
12-Bust-a-Move Plus
13-FFC: My Life as a Darklord
14-Bubble Bobble Plus!
15-Sexy Poker
16-Defend your Castle
17-Arkanoid Plus
18-Water Warfare
19-Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2
20-Mega Man 9

Starwolf_UK

#20

Starwolf_UK said:

WiiWare.co.uk chart (what Club Nintendo members have been buying for the past week):

1 (-) Tales of Monkey Island (episodes unspecified)
2 (3) My Aquarium
3 (5) World of Goo™
4 (2) Contra Rebirth™
5 (N) You, Me and the cubes
6 (4) Family Slot Car Racing
7 (6) Lost Winds
8 (N) Learning with the PooYoos Episode 1
9 (8) Driift Mania™
10 (7) FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord

We say farewell to Pop-Up Pirate!™ and Onslaught™ and welcome to Tales of Monkey Island Episode 2, You, Me and the cubes and Learning with the PooYoos Episode 1

Pxtl

#22

Pxtl said:

That's a depressing list, considering how much shovelware is there. Need more Overturn players!

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