Still #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.

Top 20 WiiWare games for the 16th of September:

1 [1] - Contra Rebirth
2 [2] - Reel Fishing Challenge
3 [3] - My Aquarium
4 [6] - Tetris Party
5 [5] - World of Goo
6 [7] - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
7 [8] - My Pokémon Ranch
8 [4] - Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 2
9 [9] - Texas Hold'em Tournament
10 [10] - Sexy Poker
11 [12] - Dr Mario Online Rx
12 [13] - Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1
13 [11] - Family Slot Car Racing
14 [14] - Family Mini Golf
15 [15] - Defend Your Castle
16 [19] - BUST-A-MOVE Plus!
17 [17] - Brain Challenge
18 [20] - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My life as a Darklord
19 [18] - Water Warfare
20 [16] - NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits

* [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 three games remain unchanged, with Contra Rebirth holding strong in the top spot. The fish are hanging right there with it, and it will be interesting to see if the aquatic titles can eventually dethrone Contra Rebirth at some point. We did see Tetris Party sneak back up into the top five, however. Of course this isn't overly surprising given its long streak in the top section of the Top 20 each week.

The big climber this week was BUST-A-MOVE Plus!, which popped up three spots to #16. The big droppers this week were NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits, which dropped four more spots to #20 and Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 2, which also fell four spots to #8. It looks like NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits is one its way off the Top 20, sadly.

We didn't see any new titles make an appearance this week, as most of the movement was within the same Top 20 we featured last week. Defend Your Castle is still hanging on tight at #15 and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My life as a Darklord is beginning to make its way back up the chart.