Final Fantasy shoots to #1

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.

Here is the list for the 3rd of June:

1 (N) - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
2 (9) - Bubble Bobble Plus
3 (2) - My Aquarium
4 (1) - World of Goo
5 (3) - Tetris Party
6 (4) - My Pokémon Ranch
7 (-) - Adventure Island: The Beginning
8 (5) - Dr Mario Online Rx
9 (6) - Defend Your Castle
10 (10) - Cue Sports - Pool Revolution
11 (7) - Onslaught
12 (8) - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
13 (16) - Silver Star Chess
14 (11) - Brain Challenge
15 (15) - Crystal Defenders R2
16 (13) - Mega Man 9
17 (14) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
18 (17) - Sandy Beach
19 (N) - Texas Hold'em Tournament
20 (18) - Bomberman Blast

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

Well for those who've wanted some more movement in the Top 20, this is your week. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years comes roaring up the charts to debut in its original week at #1. Even Bubble Bobble Plus managed to climb all the way up to #2, knocking off both the ever popular My Aquarium and World of Goo. As you can see, Goo dropped all the way down to #4, it's lowest spot since its original release.

Also joining the Top 20 for the first time are Hudson's Adventure Island: The Beginning and Texas Hold'em Tournament, both of which charted at #7 and #19 respectively. Nice to see Adventure Island: The Beginning finally popping up on the charts, and inside the Top 10 no less.

The big climber this week was Bubble Bobble Plus, which jumped up seven spots to #2. The biggest dropper was BIT.TRIP BEAT, which fell from #12 to off the chart completely in one week's time.

We had three games drop off this week with the loss of BIT.TRIP BEAT, Wild West Guns, and Target Toss Pro: Bags departing the Top 20. It's a shame BIT.TRIP BEAT fell off, but it's popped back up before, maybe it can regain some momentum again in the near future.