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Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (11th Nov)

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 11th of November:

1 [N] - Excitebike: World Rally
2 [2] - Reel Fishing Challenge
3 [X] - Carnival King
4 [1] - LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
5 [5] - Tetris Party
6 [3] - World of Goo
7 [4] - My Aquarium
8 [N] - Frogger Returns
9 [8] - Dr Mario Online Rx
10 [6] - Contra Rebirth
11 [11] - Ghost Mansion Party
12 [9] - My Pokémon Ranch
13 [7] - Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3
14 [10] - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
15 [12] - Texas Hold'Em Poker
16 [X] - Aha! I Got It! Escape Game
17 [16] - Brain Challenge
18 [17] - Defend Your Castle
19 [13] - Shootanta: Evolutionary Mayhem
20 [18] - Sexy Poker

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

To say it was an impressive week for new debuts on the Top 20 would be an understatement. Not only did we see a whopping four new titles pop up onto the chart, but one shot straight to #1 in its original week of release. Excitebike: World Rally wasted absolutely no time in rocketing up to the #1 spot and while it wasn't its original week of release for Carnival King, it still managed an impressive debut all the way up in the #3 spot. Even Frogger Returns managed to make it onto the Top 20 in its original week of release, debuting at #8 this week.

The big climber this week was easily Carnival King, which shot up from off the chart last week, all the way up to the #3 spot. The big droppers this week were Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 and Shootanta: Evolutionary Mayhem, both of which fell six spots to #13 and #19 respectively.

Of course with the amazing four debuts this week of new titles on the Top 20 we did see four drop off. Word Searcher, Family Mini Golf, Driift Mania, and the original LostWinds all fell off of the chart this week. We also saw LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias enjoy a very short stay in the #1 spot. Could this be another one of those titles that comes on strong and fades fast? We'll just have to wait and see. :)

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User Comments (49)

CorbsAdmin

#1

Corbs said:

Well I'm happy to see that Carnival King is doing well. :)

cheetahman91

#2

cheetahman91 said:

My god! Excitebikes debut puts LW2's to shame! And good job Carnival King and Frogger!! Sexy Poker must die...
Also, why are people STILL buying that Fishing game?

Sneaker13

#3

Sneaker13 said:

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

Three new releases UNO and Tales of Monkey Island chapter 3 which came out last week and I don't care what the review at NL says, I like UNO. Other newcomer is Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2 which came out 25th Sep. 2009 . It left the list last week, but it didn't stay away for long.

But with three new releases, we say goodbye to the bottom of last week:

  • Pop Them, Drop Them SAMEGAME (18 last week)
  • Heron: Steam Machine (19 last week)
  • Brain Challenge (20 last week)
    Too bad about Heron would loved to see this Dutch game doing well.

Biggest climbers are last weeks releases it pains me to see Ghost Mansion Party climbing seven spots from 14 to 7. However, seeing LIT climb six spots from 17 to 11 brings me great joy.

Biggest droppers are Onslaught and World of Goo, both with eight spots.

The Dutch VC list of 11-11:
1) (1) Untitled Super Mario Bros. 3
2) (2) Untitled Super Mario Bros.
3) (3) Untitled Kirby's Adventure
4) (4) Untitled Pac-Man
5) (5) Untitled Super Mario Bros. 2
6) (6) Untitled Adventure Island
7) (7) Untitled Donkey Kong
8) (8) Untitled The Legend of Zelda
9) (9) Untitled Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
10) (12) Untitled Super Mario World
11) (10) Untitled Pinball
12) (11) Untitled Bubble Bobble
13) (18) Untitled Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
14) (15) Untitled Super Mario 64
15) (14) Untitled Mario Bros.
16) (17) Untitled Adventures of Lolo
17) (13) Untitled Double Dragon
18) (19) Untitled Blades of Steel
19) (-) Untitled Galaga
20) (20) Untitled Castlevania

Only one new release. Galaga. And because of this, we say goodbye to Metroid (16 last week).

Nothing shocking in the top of the list. The first nine are the same as last week and Super Mario World kicks Pinball out of the top ten. In the bottom half, we see Castlevania III climbing fast with five spots from 18 to 13. Double Dragon is on his way down with four spots from 13 to 17.

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#7

Philip_J_Reed said:

Holy crap. Biggest shakeup week in a while I think! New games taking the chart by storm.

Porky

#10

Porky said:

Driift mania deserves to be on top 20; why is brain challenge still getting sales..
Excitebike was in top 10 monday night. Contra Rebirth is finally on the way off the list.

Djungelurban

#12

Djungelurban said:

GOD DAMMIT! Dollhouse was just canceled... Frak me! :(
Anyway, let's get back on topic and present this week's chart:

The Swedish Top 20:
(-) 1 - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3: Lair of the Leviathan
(1) 2 - LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
(2) 3 - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
(-) 4 - UNO
(5) 5 - LIT
(3) 6 - Driift Mania
(4) 7 - Contra ReBirth
(6) 8 - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay
(8) 9 - My Aquarium*
(16) 10 - Ghost Party Mansion
(9) 11 - Bomberman Blast*
(7) 12 - World Of Goo
(11) 13 - LostWinds*
(19) 14 - Onslaught
(12) 15 - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
(R) 16 - Bubble Bobble Plus!
(15) 17 - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
(13) 18 - Mega Man 9*
(14) 19 - Sexy Poker
(R) 20 - Aha! I Got It! Escape Game

Left the chart:
(10) - - Protöthea (2w)
(17) - - PictureBook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit (1w)
(18) - - Gradius ReBirth (14w)
(20) - - Swords & Soldiers (20w)

Ren

#13

Ren said:

can't wait for the review (excitebike). I really want it, but I'd like to at least know it's a 7 or up game. Anyone else here get it and like it?

Sean_Aaron

#14

Sean_Aaron said:

Japan WiiWare Top 20

1 (1) Dracula Legend ReBirth
2 (2) Pokemon Scramble
3 (4) Final Fantasy IV - The After Years
4 (3) UNO
5 (6) Bomberman Blast
6 (7) Game of Life
7 (5) Simple Series Vol. 4: The Room Escape
8 (8) Asobu Made in Ore
9 (N) Ah! Eureka! Item Search Game
10 (10) Pokemon Fantasy Dungeon Muzase! The Adventures of Light
11 (9) My Pokemon Ranch Platinum
12 (12) Fish Eyes Challenge
13 (13) Pokemon Fantasy Dungeon Ikuzo! The Adventures of Storm
14 (14) Shadow Walker
15 (11) Animal Life
16 (15) Tomy Car Driver
17 (17) Okiraku Tennis Wii
18 (18) Pokemon Fantasy Dungeon Susumu! The Adventures of Flame
19 (16) Pole's Big Adventure
20 (20) Karaoke Joysound Wii

Farewell: Rockman 9

Slight shuffle at the top, a newcomer pushes Rockman 9 off the list for the first time since launch! Karaoke looks to be on the way out and could it be that Sega's evergreen entry Pole's Big Adventure is on the way out? Say it isn't so!

Japan VC top 20

1 (1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (FC)
2 (2) Super Mario Bros. (FC)
3 (3) Final Fantasy III (FC)
4 (4) Kirby's Adventure (FC)
5 (5) Kirby Super Deluxe (SFC)
6 (7) Super Mario Bros. 2 (FC)
7 (10) Fire Emblem (FC)
8 (6) Downtown Special Kunio-Kun no Jidaigeki dayo Zenin Shuugoo (FC)
9 (8) Ice Climber (FC)
10 (11) Super Mario World (SFC)
11 (9) The Legend of Zelda (FC)
12 (15) Puyo Puyo 2 (MD)
13 (12) Twinbee (FC)
14 (20) Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijyuurokubei no Karakuri Manji Katame (SFC)
15 (16) Downtown Nekketsu Kooshinkyoku Soreyuku Daiundookai (FC)
16 (19) Mario Bros. (FC)
17 (N) Fire Emblem Gaiden (FC)
18 (N) Garoo Densetsu Special (NEOGEO)
19 (13) Rockman 3 (FC)
20 (-) Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask (N64)
14 (16) Super Mario USA (FC)
17 (17) Rockman 2 (FC)
18 (-) Pac-Man (FC)

Farewell: Super Mario USA, Rockman 2, Pac-Man

Looks like the Internet Channal compensation promo effects are wearing off as Famicom titles are dropping off the list and in the rankings and previously high titles are climbing back up again, with Majora's Mask coming back after a brief absence. The newest entries are the latest Fire Emblem release for the Famicom and a new NEOGEO title, the first of those seen on the Japanese Top 20 since I started doing this!

UK WiiWare Top 20

1 (N) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3
2 (N) UNO
3 (1) LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
4 (3) My Aquarium
5 (4) LIT
6 (3) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1
7 (5) Family Slot Car Racing
8 (11) Ghost Mansion Party
9 (7) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2
10 (6) World of Goo
11 (8) "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game
12 (9) Onslaught
13 (10) My Pokemon Ranch
14 (12) LostWinds
15 (13) Driift Mania
16 (14) Pop-Up Pirate!
17 (15) Bomberman Blast
18 (16) Sexy Poker
19 (18) Contra Rebirth
20 (-) Swords & Soldiers

Farewell: Protothea, Tetris Party, PictureBook Games: A Pop-Up Adventure

Very strong entries for the latest Tales of Monkey Island chapter and UNO, LIT holds on to a top 5 slot and Swords and Soldiers returns!

UK VC Top 20

1 (1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
2 (2) Super Mario Bros. (NES)
3 (3) Pac-Man (NES)
4 (4) Kirby's Adventure (NES)
5 (6) Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
6 (5) Donkey Kong (NES)
7 (8) Adventure Island (NES)
8 (9) Bubble Bobble (NES)
9 (7) The Legend of Zelda (NES)
10 (N) Zombies (SNES)
11 (12) Sonic the Hedgehog (SMS)
12 (10) Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
13 (14) Super Mario World (SNES)
14 (11) Double Dragon (NES)
15 (18) Super Mario 64 (N64)
16 (13) Metroid (NES)
17 (15) Galaga (NES)
18 (17) Castlevania III (NES)
19 (20) Castlevania (NES)
20 (16) Excitebike (NES)

Farewell: Mario Bros. (NES)

Brasil WiiWare Top 20

1 (1) LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
2 (N) Excitebike: World Rally
3 (2) World of Goo
4 (8) Ghost Mansion Party
5 (4) Bomberman Blast
6 (3) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3
7 (5) Contra ReBirth
8 (9) LostWinds
9 (10) My Aquarium
10 (19) Reel Fishing Challenge
11 (11) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1
12 (7) My Pokemon Ranch
13 (N) Carnival King
14 (15) Texas Hold'Em Poker
15 (13) Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord
16 (12) High Voltage Hot Rod Show
17 (14) Tetris Party
18 (-) Dr. Mario Online Rx
19 (N) Frogger Returns
20 (-) You, Me, and the Cubes

Farewell: Driift Mania, Onslaught, Water Warfare, Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem, Snowboard Riot

Wow, the Brasil chart has changed a lot in a week! Newcomers Carnival King and Frogger Returns make appearances, Excitebike makes a strong opening and a couple of titles I have to think were in the chart before are back forcing a surprising farewell to Driift Mania and nearly the entire bottom of the chart.

Brasil VC Top 20

1 (1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
2 (2) Super Mario Bros. (NES)
3 (3) Pac-Man (NES)
4 (7) Super Mario World (SNES)
5 (5) The Legend of Zelda (NES)
6 (4) Kirby's Adventure (NES)
7 (8) Double Dragon (NES)
8 (6) Final Fantasy (NES)
9 (11) Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
10 (12) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
11 (-) Mario Kart 64 (N64)
12 (9) Mega Man 3 (NES)
13 (17) Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES)
14 (16) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
15 (15) Castlevania III (NES)
16 (10) Metroid (NES)
17 (14) Super Mario 64 (N64)
18 (18) Castlevania (NES)
19 (20) Zelda II (NES)
20 (N) Excitebike (NES)

Farewell: Punch Out!! (NES), Mario Bros. (NES)

As with Japan the Internet Channel compensation scheme effect on the chart is waning a bit, though NES titles still dominate the chart.

Djungelurban

#17

Djungelurban said:

WOHO! Mega Man 9's performance in Sweden outlives it's performance in Japan... In a kinda weird way, that actually makes me a bit proud! :D

WolfRamHeart

#19

WolfRamHeart said:

Wow, I knew Excitebike would do well but that is one amazing debut! Pretty good debut for Frogger as well. Thank God Dragon Master Spell Caster didn't make the charts.

XCWarrior

#21

XCWarrior said:

Awesome to see, in the group I play with most of them downloaded Excitebike and were having a blast. Too bad I had work to be finished. Going to download it tonight.

Where is its review though? Very odd you guys at NL, usually you guys are almost too quick, lol

ReZon

#25

ReZon said:

Go Excitebike! It is far more fun than I thought it would be... if you're on the fence about it, take the plunge. It's worth the 1000!

vakama94

#27

vakama94 said:

today its my birthday :) glad to see that excitebike is doing so well, now i just have to buy points to get it

Earendel68

#29

Earendel68 said:

Greetings, people!!!! We have a lot of movement this week in Mexican Top 20 (both of them) so let's check it out:

1 (2) - Contra Rebirth
2 (1) - LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
3 (3) - My Pokémon Ranch
4 (N) - Excitebike: World Rally
5 (4) - Ghost Mansion Party
6 (7) - Bomberman Blast
7 (8) - World of Goo
8 (5) - My Aquarium
9 (6) - Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem
10 (9) - Tetris Party
11 (13) - Dr. Mario Online Rx
12 (12) - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
13 (10) - LostWinds
14 (N) - Carnival King
15 (11) - Mega Man 9
16 (17) - Sexy Poker
17 (X) - Onslaught
18 (16) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
19 (14) - Driift Mania
20 (N) - Frogger Returns

We welcome this week to Frogger Returns (20), Carnival King (14), and specially to Excitebike: World Rally (4). This one is real lovely, isn't it?? Onslaught is back in 17 (for now). Welcome all!!!

In the climbers' side there is no really anything worth of mention (except the return of Contra Rebirth to the first place); but in the dropers' side we have a lot; the biggers are My Aquarium; Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem; LostWinds; Mega Man 9; and the bigest is Driift Mania.

Farewell to: Adventure Island: The Beginning; Defend Your Castle; Final Fantasy CC: My Life as a Darklord and Reel Fishing Challenge.

And just for the record: Final Fantasy IV: The After Years has been in the 12th position for the past 4 weeks...

Now, anyone have left the VC Top 20 this week, but thew positions have changed a lot. This way:

1 (1) - Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
2 (2) - Super Mario Bros. (NES)
3 (3) - Kirby's Adventure (NES)
4 (4) - Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
5 (6) - Pac-Man (NES)
6 (5) - The Legend of Zelda (NES)
7 (16) - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
8 (9) - Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES)
9 (14) - Super Mario World (SNES)
10 (15) - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
11 (19) - Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES)
12 (7) - Metroid (NES)
13 (17) - Super Mario 64 (N64)
14 (10) - Mega Man 3 (NES)
15 (8) - Final Fantasy (NES)
16 (12) - Double Dragon (NES)
17 (13) - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
18 (20) - Mario Kart 64 (N64)
19 (11) - Castlevania III Dracula's Curse (NES)
20 (18) - Adventure Island (NES)

Slowly, the old kings of this chart are returning to their places. The bigest climber is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, who is even higher than it's partner Majora's Mask. The bigest droper is Castlevania III Dracula's Curse

@Djungelurban It would be nice if you post your VC Top 20, don't you think??

Until next Wednesday!!!!!!!!

Djungelurban

#30

Djungelurban said:

Do people really want it? I mostly do the Swedish chart for my own personal enjoyment and personally, my interest in VC games is limited (much rather buy a game for its original system if I can) so I haven't felt the need to. And overall, very little happens on it (well, apart from the last few weeks due to the compensation scheme). But if people are interested in a Swedish VC chart then I guess I could do it...

@Bigby
Atleast they say they're still gonna air the back 9 episodes of the season. Guess that's something...

Egg_miester

#32

Egg_miester said:

a little shocked that Excitebike is already number 1 but thats good i still need to get it but is saving 1500 points for pokemon rumble
its good to see lost winds 1 gone and 2 dropping

Earendel68

#33

Earendel68 said:

@vakama94 Happy Birthday, pal!!! By the way, I am adding you as my friend in Mario Kart and Smash Brawl. Add me as your friend too, ok??

megaboomface2

#36

megaboomface2 said:

my mission must kill every developer and destroy every other game other then my sexy poker friends

XCWarrior

#37

XCWarrior said:

@Egg Meister I would bet Pokemon Rumble will be 1000 points. So far all the Nintendo games ahve been 1000, no reason for it t change.

chris3116

#38

chris3116 said:

In Canada:

1 (N) - Excitebike: World Rally
2 (1) - LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
3 (2) - World of Goo
4 (3) - Tetris Party
5 (6) - Dr. Mario Online RX
6 (10) - Ghost Mansion Party
7 (8) - Reel Fishing Challenge
8 (9) - My Aquarium
9 (N) - Carnaval King
10 (7) - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
11 (4) - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3
12 (5) - Contra Rebirth
13 (N) - Frogger Returns
14 (12) - My Pokemon Ranch
15 (14) - Bust-A-Move Plus!
16 (N) - "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game
17 (13) - Texas Hold'em Poker
18 (11) - Driift Mania
19 (19) - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1
20 (15) - Bubble Bobble Plus!

LostWinds (16), Arkanoid Plus (20), Sexy Poker (18) and Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem are gone.

Viper6391

#39

Viper6391 said:

Holy crap! I didn't think Excitebike would do that good. Well, I thought it would make the Top 20, but not Number 1! I wonder how long it's streak will last when Castlevania Rebirth comes out. Definitely, an impressive week for Wiiware.

Bigby

#44

Bigby said:

@Djungelurban
I guess that's something but I hate it when they do that. I got totally sucked into Firefly and bam! no more shows.
Sorry way off subject, just had to vent :)

Starwolf_UK

#45

Starwolf_UK said:

WiiWare.co.uk charts (This week's most downloaded titles by the UK's Club Nintendo members).

1 (2) LiT
2( N) Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3
3 (4) Tales of Monkey Island
4 (1) LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
5 (N) Uno
6 (3) My Aquarium
7 (10) Ghost Mansion Party
8 (6) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2
9 (5) World of Goo™
10 (7) Family Slot Car Racing

Well...goodbye LostWinds and "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game

JimLad

#46

JimLad said:

Why does EU keep having to wait for Excite-games?
I don't get it, is it because motocross isn't so big over here?

Djungelurban

#47

Djungelurban said:

Quite possibly cause the Excite games have never been that big over here... As far as I can tell atleast...

MIAUS

#49

MIAUS said:

Can you please continue posting the charts? :) I noticed you stopped in November... THANKS :)

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