Darklord charts in its first week!

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 22nd of July:

1 (1) - Reel Fishing Challenge
2 (2) - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
3 (6) - BUST-A-MOVE Plus!
4 (4) - Texas Hold'em Tournament
5 (5) - My Aquarium
6 (7) - World of Goo
7 (3) - Water Warfare
8 (8) - Tetris Party
9 (10) - My Pokémon Ranch
10 (9) - Family Mini Golf
11 (11) - BIT.TRIP CORE
12 (12) - Dr Mario Online Rx
13 (N) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My life as a Darklord
14 (-) - Ant Nation
15 (13) - Defend Your Castle
16 (16) - Brain Challenge
17 (17) - Cue Sports - Pool Revolution
18 (18) - Onslaught
19 (14) - Bubble Bobble Plus
20 (15) - Swords & Soldiers

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

Well the top two games remain intact, but BUST-A-MOVE Plus! did manage to climb three more places to take the #3 spot this week. Our old faithful World of Goo even managed to climb up a spot to #6.

This week brough two new games to the Top 20 with Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My life as a Darklord debuting at #13 in its first week of availability and Ant Nation jumping onto the chart at #14 in its second week out of the gate.

The big climber this week was Ant Nation, which came from all the way off the chart completely all the way up to #14. The big dropper this week was Bubble Bobble Plus and Swords & Soldiers, both of which fell five spots to #19 and #20 respectively. Could this be their last week on the Top 20?

Once again Bomberman Blast and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King have dropped out of the Top 20. Is it for good this time?