The next #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 21st of October:

1 [1] - Contra Rebirth
2 [2] - Reel Fishing Challenge
3 [3] - My Aquarium
4 [4] - World of Goo
5 [5] - Tetris Party
6 [9] - Word Searcher
7 [N] - LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
8 [7] - Dr Mario Online Rx
9 [6] - Texas Hold'Em Poker
10 [11] - My Pokémon Ranch
11 [10] - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
12 [8] - Driift Mania
13 [12] - Arkanoid Plus!
14 [14] - Sexy Poker
15 [16] - Family Mini Golf
16 [15] - Defend Your Castle
17 [17] - Brain Challenge
18 [19] - BUST-A-MOVE Plus!
19 [18] - Water Warfare
20 [13] - You, Me, and the Cubes

* [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 five games remain unchanged from last week, with Contra Rebirth still in solid control of the #1 spot.

We did see LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias make its debut during its same week of release, and it did so all the way up in the #7 spot. Could this be the game to finally unseat Contra Rebirth? It's looking very likely.

The big climber this week was Word Searcher, moving up three spots to #6. The big dropper this week was You, Me, and the Cubes, which dropped seven spots to #20. Looks like this could be its last week on the Top 20.

Of course with the debut of LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias we did see Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 fall off of the Top 20 this week.