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