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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 28th of October:

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

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

Aside from Reel Fishing Challenge, we had quite a shake-up in the top portion of the Top 20 this week. For starters, LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias has now taken ahold of the top spot on the chart this week, sending our previous #1 title Contra Rebirth all the way down to #5. We also saw World of Goo leapfrog over My Aquarium, possibly signaling an end to the fish dominance of past weeks.

We did have two new titles make their debuts this week. Last week's WiiWare release Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem finally made its appearance on the chart this week at the #17 spot and Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 managed to jump onto the Top 20 in its original week of release, coming in at #18.

The big climber this week was LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias, which jumped six spots to #1. It will be interesting to see how long this title can hang on to the top spot. The big dropper this week was Arkanoid Plus!, which dropped six spots to #19. Could this title be on its way out?

Of course with the debut of two new titles on the Top 20, that meant the dropping off of BUST-A-MOVE Plus! and You, Me, and the Cubes this week. Is a comeback in their future?