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Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (7th 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 7th of October:

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

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

This week the top three games remain intact, but World of Goo and Tetris Party were both able to bump Texas Hold'Em Poker out of the top five.

We also saw three games make their Top 20 debuts this week. Arkanoid Plus! debuted at #11 with Driift Mania right behind it at #12. Family Tennis was also able to barely sneak into the Top 20 at #20.

The big climber this week was Arkanoid Plus!, which rocketed from off the chart completely, all the way up to #11. The big dropper this week was Texas Hold'em Tournament, which plummeted from #12 last week, all the way off the chart completely this week.

Of course with three new additions to the Top 20, we did see Family Slot Car Racing, Texas Hold'em Tournament, and Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 2 drop off the chart this week. Only time will tell if these titles can make another appearance on the Top 20 in future weeks.

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Djungelurban

#1

Djungelurban said:

Another week, another chart. Here we go again.

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

Left the chart:
(9) - - Water Warfare (9w)
(13) - - Magnetis (2w)
(18) - - Defend Your Castle* (49w)

cheetahman91

#3

cheetahman91 said:

Contra Rebirth still hasn't been dethroned by Fishing Challege. Congratulations to it and Arkanoid moving up so high.

Sneaker13

#4

Sneaker13 said:

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

We welcome the adventure "Aha! I Got it!" Escape Room which came out last week. I bought this one too. Other newcomers are Sexy Poker which came out 25th Sep. 2009 and I wished we Dutch would pass it, but we are stupid again, three poker games in the top 20. Thankfully we realised our mistake and brought Swords & Soldiers back in the top 20 (which came out 15th May 2009).

With three new releases, we say goodbye to:

  • Magnetis (15 last week)
  • Defend your Castle (18 last week)
  • Arkanoid Plus ! (20 last week)

Biggest climber is You, Me and the Cubes which climbed 10 spots from 19 to 9.

Biggest droppers are My Pokémon Ranch with nine spots from 8 to 17 and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord with six spots from 7 to 13.

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

We welcome Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which came out last week and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars which came out 22nd Aug. 2008.

With to new releases, we say goodbye to:

  • Metroid (8 last week)
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (20 last week)

Biggest climber is Pac-Man with five spots from 12 to 7.

Biggest dropper Super Star Wars with ten spots from 6 to 16.

#8

said:

Ok here's from Mexico:

1.Contra Rebirth
2.-My Pokemon Ranch
3.-My aquarium
4.-You, me and the cubes
5.-Final Fantasy IV:The after years
6.-Bomberman Blast
7.-Texas Hold'em poker
8.-Megaman 9
9.-Dr. Mario Online RX
10.-World of Goo

11.-Family Tennis
12.-DRiFT mania
13.-Tetris Party
14.-Defend Your Castle
15.-NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits
16.-Sexy Poker
17.-Water Warfare
18.-ADVENTURE ISLAND: The beginning
19.-FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My life as a king
20.-3-2-1 Rattle Battle!

Strofan7

#9

Strofan7 said:

I love how sexy poker is still on there haha. Those developers are genius(or perverted), that game had to be cheap to make and I'll bet they are making a fortune.

Rawk_Hawk

#10

Rawk_Hawk said:

Both Driift Mania and Arkanoid both deserve to be on the top 20. Can Taito bring some more support to the VC now?

KnucklesSonic8

#11

KnucklesSonic8 said:

Texas Hold'em is gone? Wow. Guess it took THEP to kick it off?
Interesting that Family Mini Golf is still in the Top 20. Slot Car Racing was there for a time as well but later fell away (it might still barely be there on the Canadian charts). It'll be interesting to see how long Family Tennis will stay on the charts.

Mike1

#13

Mike1 said:

Why is it when World of Goo was number 1 for God knows how many weeks, it was mentioned every Wednesday? However, this is the third week in a row that there is no mention of Contra: Rebirth being number 1.

Earendel68

#15

Earendel68 said:

Another Wednesday is here. And with it, a new chart (two, actually). So now, Mexican WiiWare Top 20:

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

This week we have as the biggest climber DRiFT Mania directly to the 12 spot. Looks like Texas Hold'em Poker does not have the same presence than it's predecesor, going down 3 places this week.

Have you noticed than Final Fantasy IV has been climbing one spot every week?? I wonder if the next week it will be on 4th place. Let's wait to see it

NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits, Sexy Poker and 3-2-1, Rattle Battle! are losing their position in the chart, as Tetris Party is climbing again

And, like The Lord of the Rings (my favorite movie, by the way) the king is stronger than the darklord: you see, FFCC: My Life as a King returns to the chart as My Life as a Darklord has gone. Could it be to see both of them, at least once, in the same week??

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

OK we have two switches here: Super Mario World and Super Mario 64 in one hand; and SMB: The Lost Levels and Super Metroid in the other hand.

The climbers: METAL SLUG 2, Paper Mario, Punch Out!! and Pac-Man.
The dropers: Super Mario RPG, Star Fox 64, Pokémon Snap and Yoshi's Story

I really hope to see Final Fantasy in this chart next week (it came out in my birthday!!! Isn't it great for me, the greater mexican Final Fantasy fan??).

See you next week!!!!!!!!!

Earendel68

#16

Earendel68 said:

Ohh, I almost forgot: Arkanoid Plus, as you can see, is not in the list this week. Is it not that famous or popular after all????

CorbsAdmin

#17

Corbs said:

Why is it when World of Goo was number 1 for God knows how many weeks, it was mentioned every Wednesday? However, this is the third week in a row that there is no mention of Contra: Rebirth being number 1.

Because we obviously wanted to piss you off. Guess it worked! :P

Sean_Aaron

#20

Sean_Aaron said:

Japan WiiWare Top 20

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

Just some shuffling, but it seems clear that the "My Life as a..." games are losing their long-term appeal and Discipline seems to be running out of steam as well.

Japan VC top 20:

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

Just some shuffling, but Bahamut Lagoon shows an impressive climb!

UK WiiWare Top 20:

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

Farewell: Magnetis, Bonsai Barber

Tales of Monkey Island continues to dominate, You, Me & the Cubes enjoys a nice jump into the top 5 and Sexy Poker and Escape game jump into the chart which displaces Bonsai Barber and Magnetis -- you will be missed!

UK VC Top 20:

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

Farewell: Metroid (NES)

Looks like the love affair with Metroid is over due to the new Super Star Wars game's debut (and possibly Metroid Prime Trilogy's initial burst of sales ending). Golden Axe has impressive legs for an arcade title, let's see how long that lasts...

brandonbwii

#22

brandonbwii said:

At least some quality games are in the top 20 even though a number of great titles are dropping off of the list. I may download Contra Rebirth eventually. The only reason I'm hessitant is because there is no online and I haven't had any friends or gaming relatives over in awhile. I prefer playing Contra coopertively so we can cuss at the games difficulty together.

Egg_miester

#23

Egg_miester said:

i can't understand why sexy poker keeps selling world wide its sad sign.

and wow the eu gamers really like tales from monkey island hopefully they will wise up like n/a and fight against poor developers making fast and cheap game

chris3116

#24

chris3116 said:

This week in Canada

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

plankton88

#25

plankton88 said:

I still can't believe how long that the My Aquarium game stays in the top 20. The developers must be really proud.

Earendel68

#26

Earendel68 said:

@vakama94: Damn!!! You are right!!! I didn't notice because I just saw the video on Nintendo Channel. It came out on Sept. 28th in USA. Why it isn't available??? What is the problem???

#27

said:

@vakama94: what the hell?! is true! why is not available in mexico!? First Super C and now this?!

Mike1

#28

Mike1 said:

@17. Corbie
"Because we obviously wanted to piss you off. Guess it worked!"

Well seriously, come on! Everyweek we had to hear about the "Big 3" with World of Goo leading the pack. If another game gets number 1, then at least mention it.

Starwolf_UK

#29

Starwolf_UK said:

Sorry for the lateness but Wiiware.co.uk top 10 (what Club Nintenod members have been buying)

1 (1) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2
2 (1) Tales of Monkey Island
3 (5) You, Me and the cubes
4 (3) World of Goo™
5 (2) My Aquarium
6 (N) Sexy Poker
7 (N) "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game
8 (4) Contra Rebirth™
9 (6) Family Slot Car Racing
10 (10) FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord

Goodbye to Lost Winds (I predict it coming back next week for a some reas), Learning with the PooYoos and Driift Mania.

Nice they're split up the Monkey Island Episodes...now I can look forward to that being half of the chart in 3 months time. But Sexy Poker? So much for thinking Club Nintendo members were some sort of master race above such abominations.

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