Pop the bubbles!

It's time to take a look at the most popular DSiWare titles available on the DSi Shop. If you're feeling adventurous you can even take a look for yourself by simply logging on to the DSi Shop, heading into the DSiWare section and then viewing by "Popular Games". It's that easy!

We compile this list using the USA region DSi Shop, 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 based on the total number of downloads made recently, not an overall total of downloads since the game's original release.

Here is the list for the 27th of August:

1 (1) - Flipnote Studio
2 (2) - Nintendo DSi Browser
3 (8) - Guitar Rock Tour
4 (3) - Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again
5 (4) - Paper Airplane Chase
6 (5) - Asphalt 4: Elite Racing
7 (6) - Bird & Beans
8 (7) - WarioWare: Snapped!
9 (9) - Dr. Mario Express
10 (10) - Master of Illusion Express: Deep Psyche
11 (13) - Mario Clock
12 (14) - Mario Calculator
13 (11) - Sudoku Student
14 (15) - Photo Clock
15 (12) - Art Style: precipice
16 (N) - Pop+ Solo
17 (16) - Art Style: BOXLIFE
18 (17) - Brain Age: Arts & Letters
19 (-) - Brain Age Express: Sudoku
20 (18) - American Popstar: Road to Celebrity

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

While it doesn't happen often, once again this week we saw a DSiWare title make its debut on the Top 20 during the same week of its release. Nnooo's Pop+ Solo jumped up onto the chart this week at #16 and hopefully the game can make its way up the chart between now and next week. Once again, fish sell games on these services. See the pattern?

Flipnote Studio and the Nintendo DSi Browser are both holding strong in the top two spots this week, no real surprise there, but we did see Guitar Rock Tour jump up into the #3 spot and knock Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again down a spot.

The big climber this week was the aforementioned Guitar Rock Tour, which jumped from #8 last week to the #3 spot this week. The big dropper this week was Art Style: precipice, which fell from #12 last week to #15 this week. Once again, the Art Style titles tend to come on strong and begin to fade fast for some strange reason.

With the addition of Pop+ Solo and Brain Age Express: Sudoku on the Top 20 this week, Brain Challenge and Master of Illusion Express: Funny Face both dropped off the chart this week. We guess with school starting back, gamers figure they'll get enough learning at school without the need for any extra video game assistance.