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Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (14th Oct)

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 14th of October:

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

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

Contra Rebirth continues its dominant hold on the #1 spot. In fact the top six games remain unchanged from last week. We also didn't see this week's WiiWare title Gravitronix make an appearance on the chart. We'll just have to wait until next week to see if it can break into the Top 20.

The big climber this week was Word Searcher, which came flying up from off the chart completely, all the way up to #9. The big dropper this week was You, Me, and the Cubes, which fell six spots to #13.

This week also brough the debut of Word Searcher. Of course that meant that Family Tennis had to drop off of the Top 20 this week.

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User Comments (18)

cheetahman91

#1

cheetahman91 said:

I can't believe so many people have bought that word search crap, WHEN THEY COULD JUST BUY IT IN THE STORE. (sorry for the caps, just the way I feel) Also, glad to see Contra is still holding out against the fishing game. :)

#2

said:

Arkanoid Plus was once higher than Driift Mania now its going down fast :(

DreamWatcher

#6

DreamWatcher said:

Wha? But... sigh I don't see why NyxQuest isn't up there anymore. It's truly a great game. Maybe it'll rise again one day, but who knows? And seriously, Word Search? You can get that at a dollar store.
And somehow WoG is hanging in there. Virtual fish shouldn't be that fun... The kids'll get sick of it after a little while. /minor rant

Earendel68

#7

Earendel68 said:

Right, Wednesday again. Let's check Mexican WiiWare Top 20. And the winners are...

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

Well, the biggest climber this week is for TV Show King, straight to the 14th spot after a couple weeks out of the chart. DRiFT Mania, World of Goo and Defend Your Castle are also getting better positions.

As usual, the three top spots haven't changed at all.

And in the dropers side, You, Me, and the Cubes, Family Tennis and (at last!!!) both poker games are losing terrain

We say goodbye to Water Warfare (for a little while, I supose) and 3-2-1, Rattle Battle! We'll miss you (...).

And now, VC Top 20:

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

First thing first. I give a very great welcome to NES' classic Final Fantasy, which is getting the 14th position in it's firts week in this chart. I hope this game will be here for a very long time...

And, as usual here too, the top 9 spots has no movements. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong Country and SMB.: The Lost Levels are the climbers for this week; and the great drops are for Super Mario RPG and Kirby 64 (sorry for that, SM RPG; really)

Farewell, Super Metroid (for this week, at least).

And that's all for now. See you next Wednesday!!!

Ren

#8

Ren said:

I really want Driift mania but I'm afraid my roommates won't be into it and it seems like it'd be sad as a single player. Someone talk me into it.
I"m not suprised by wordsearch, though. Cheap and an age old formula, whats not to like if you're a middle age person who just got your wii for Wii fit or something.

Djungelurban

#9

Djungelurban said:

The Swedish Top 20:
(-) 1 - LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
(1) 2 - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay
(2) 3 - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
(5) 4 - Driift Mania
(3) 5 - Contra ReBirth
(8) 6 - Aha! I Got It! Escape Game
(4) 7 - Sexy Poker
(10) 8 - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
(7) 9 - Mega Man 9*
(6) 10 - World Of Goo
(16) 11 - Bomberman Blast*
(14) 12 - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
(9) 13 - Family Slot Car Racing
(20) 14 - LostWinds*
(18) 15 - Tetris Party
(11) 16 - Onslaught
(17) 17 - My Pokémon Ranch*
(13) 18 - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A Darklord
(15) 19 - My Aquarium*
(12) 20 - You, Me and the Cubes

Left the chart:
(19) - - Learning with the PooYoos Episode 1 (2w)

Egg_miester

#10

Egg_miester said:

its great to see contra at 1 and drift mania at 8 ff4 at 10 but i never understood the word puzzles and mankinds love for them being so simple

DarkEdi

#11

DarkEdi said:

@earendel68:

you english writting is excellent, congratulations.

in mexican chart the big surprise is the "TV show king" return

i have that game and i noticed that it has an actualization, and i downloaded again by that

anyone know what includes the actualizated TV Show King? i thought there be a topic about that

i think because many people downloaded it again it have again a place in the top 20.

Sean_Aaron

#12

Sean_Aaron said:

Japan WiiWare Top 20

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

Farewell: Tomy Car Driver, Final Fantasy: My Life as a King

Well two weeks of no new releases means two of the most recent WiiWare releases are actually a few weeks old, but have surprisingly broken into the charts. Whether or not that's because there's been nothing new to buy remains to be seen, but possibly Nintendo should think about spacing out new WiiWare titles to give them a chance if this is the result as the list is crowded with titles that seem to be hanging in there for a long time.

Japan VC top 20

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

Farewell: Final Fantasy IV (SFC), Ice Climber (FC), Downtown Nekketsu Kooshinkyoku Soreyuku Daiundookai (FC)

A few newcomers pushes out some old classics, incredibly including a long-time Kunio-kun title.

UK WiiWare Top 20

1 (N) LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
2 (1) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2
3 (2) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1
4 (7) "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game
5 (3) My Aquarium
6 (6) World of Goo
7 (8) My Pokemon Ranch
8 (5) Family Slot Car Racing
9 (4) You, Me and the Cubes
10 (9) Onslaught
11 (14) LostWinds
12 (10) Sexy Poker
13 (12) Driift Mania
14 (17) Bomberman Blast
15 (11) Contra Rebirth
16 (16) Pop-Up Pirate!
17 (13) Learning with the PooYoos, Episode 1
18 (15) Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A Darklord
19 (18) Texas Hold'em Poker
20 (-) Tetris Party

Farewell: Texas Hold'em Tournament, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

It won't come as a big surprise that LostWinds' new chapter has debuted at number one (and also given a boost to the first game), but what is a surprise is that one of the Texas Hold'em games has dropped off to be replaced by Tetris Party returning to the list after a brief hiatus. FFIV: The After Years has also seen its day...

UK VC Top 20

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

Farewell: Golden Axe (ARC)

Just some shuffling from last week; newcomer Wonder Boy III bumps Golden Axe off the charts after a decent run.

Sneaker13

#13

Sneaker13 said:

The Dutch WiiWare List of 15-10:
1) (-) Untitled LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias NEW
2) (2) Untitled My Aquarium
3) (3) Untitled Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1
4) (4) Untitled Family Slot Car Racing
5) (1) Untitled Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2
6) (15) Untitled "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game
7) (6) Untitled Texas Hold'em Tournament
8) (11) Untitled TV Show King
9) (5) Untitled Sexy Poker
10) (7) Untitled Driift Mania
11) (17) Untitled My Pokémon Ranch
12) (12) Untitled Contra Rebirth
13) (8) Untitled Learning with the PooYoos, Episode 1
14) (14) Untitled Tetris Party
15) (18) Untitled Onslaught
16) (16) Untitled World of Goo
17) (10) Untitled Texas Hold'em Poker
18) (19) Untitled Swords & Soldiers
19) (-) Untitled LostWinds
20) (9) Untitled You, Me, and the Cubes

We have a new number one. LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias, which came out last week, blew straight to the top. The other newcomer is LostWinds which was a launch title for WiiWare but the release of LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias probably has something to to with it.

With to new releases, we say goodbye to:

  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord (13 last week)
  • NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits (20 last week and I died a little again)

Biggest climber is the adventure game "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game with nine spots from 15 to 6.

Biggest droppers are You, Me and the Cubes eleven spots from 9 to 20 and Texas Hold'em Poker with seven spots from 10 to 17.

The Dutch VC List of 15-10:
1) (1) Untitled Super Mario Bros. 3
2) (2) Untitled Super Mario Bros.
3) (3) Untitled Super Mario World
4) (5) Untitled Super Mario Bros. 2
5) (6) Untitled Super Mario 64
6) (4) Untitled The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

7) (8) Untitled Sonic The Hedgehog
8) (7) Untitled Pac-Man
9) (14) Untitled Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
10) (9) Untitled The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
11) (13) Untitled Super Smash Bros.
12) (12) Untitled The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
13) (17) Untitled Donkey Kong Country
14) (19) Untitled Donkey Kong
15) (11) Untitled Kirby's Adventure
16) (15) Untitled Paper Mario
17) (10) Untitled Mario Kart 64
18) (16) Untitled Super Star Wars
19) (18) Untitled The Legend of Zelda
20) (20) Untitled Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

No new releases so no goodbyes this week.

Biggest climbers are Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with five spots from 14 to 9, Donkey Kong with five spots from 19 to 14 and Donkey Kong Country with four spots from 17 to 13.

Biggest dropper is Mario Kart 64 with seven spots from 10 to 17.

chris3116

#14

chris3116 said:

This week in Canada:

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

Good bye Mega Man 9 (20)

Starwolf_UK

#17

Starwolf_UK said:

WiiWare.co.uk charts (so only what Club Nintendo members have been buying...presumebly for the past 7 days*).
1 (N) LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
2 (1) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2
3 (2) Tales of Monkey Island
4 (3) You, Me and the cubes
5 (5) My Aquarium
6 (4) World of Goo™
7 (R) LostWinds
8 (R) My Pokemon Ranch
9 (R) Onslaught
10 (10) FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord

Yay, Sexy Poker and Family Slot Car Racing are gone...nay, My Pokemon Ranch is back.

Yay Lost Winds is back (as I predicted last week for some reason...), nay Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game and Contra Rebirth are gone.

And what secret does FFCC My Life a s a Darkload possess...

*-Well...from Wiiware.co.uk:
This week's most downloaded titles by the UK's Club Nintendo members

chris3116

#18

chris3116 said:

@KnucklesSonic8

I'm still seeing Driift Mania as number 1 on my Wii. I'm from Quebec. I made the list earlier today. Word Searcher made a bound from 13th to 12th right now.

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