Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (PS2)
Yoshi's Island (SNES)
Metal Gear Solid (PS1)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2)
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
Devil May Cry (PS2)
Grand Theft Auto III (PS2)
Tekken 3 (PS1)
Space Invaders Extreme (DS)
Everything between the lines is written by Nintendo. This information was taken from the Nintendo Channel. The list shows the top 30 most viewed videos on the Nintendo Channel from the channel's launch until Dec. 14th.
This ranking is based on the number of video views on the Nintendo Channel for the following time period:
May 7, 2008 - December 14, 2008
Note: The Nintendo Channel launched on May 7, 2008.
#30 - America Ferrera Plays 'New Super Mario Bros.'
#29 - Liv Tyler Plays 'Brain Age 2.'
#28 - 'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' Video 2
#27 - 'Endless Ocean' Info Video
#26 - 'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' Info Video 2
#25 - 'Guitar Hero On Tour' Commercial
#24 - 'Wario Land Shake It!' Info Video
#22 - Soccer Gold Medalists Play 'Wii Fit'! 2
#21 - 'My Pokemon Ranch' Info Video
#21 - Developer's Voice - 'Guitar Hero On Tour'
#20 - 'Mega Man 9' Info Video
#19 - Nintendo Channel Info Video
#18 - 'Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King' Info Video
#17 - Interview with Shigeru Miyamoto
#16 - 'Super Mario RPG' Info Video
#15 - 'Boom Blox' Info Video
#14 - 'Super Mario Galaxy' Info Video
#13 - 'Lost Winds' Info Video
#12 - 'Mario Kart Wii' - Who is playing Wii today 1
#11 - 'Mario Super Sluggers' Info Video
#10 - 'Dr. Mario Online RX' Info Video
#9 - 'Defend Your Castle' Info Video
#8 - 'The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass' Info Video
#7 - 'Rock Band' Trailer
#6 - Soccer Gold Medalists Play 'Wii Fit'! 1
#5 - What's WiiWare?
#4 - 'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed'
#3 - 'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' Info Video
#2 - 'Wii Fit' Info Video
#1 - 'Mario Kart Wii' Info Video
What can we extrapolate from this list? Well, the obviousness of Nintendo's content playing top fiddle is nothing new, especially since the video content largely stays on the video list FAR longer than third-party content.
Furthermore, every single video on the list had top billing on the main list at one point or another. Does this mean users are not checking out videos for comparatively less hyped titles, or are they merely outnumbered by a lack of publicity?
On a related note, I would kill if Nintendo actually advertised and pushed weekly WiiWare content. It is really frustrating for titles of varying quality being dumped on the service with no fanfare or build up. I do not want to fall into the hype, but I just want to know that the content EXISTS a while before it comes out.