Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Global Total as of 06th Sep 2014 (units): 0.67m
Platform: Wii U
Developer: Retro Studios Genre: Platform

Total Units

North America: 0.31m 47.0%
+ Europe: 0.19m 28.9%
+ Japan: 0.11m 17.1%
+ Rest of the World: 0.05m 7.0%
= Global 0.67m

Release History

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze NintendoJapan13th February 2014Retail
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze NintendoNorth America21st February 2014Retail
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze NintendoEurope21st February 2014Retail

Game Overview

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a platform game developed by Retro Studios for Wii U. It is the fifth installment in the Donkey Kong Country series and the first entry in the series to be truly HD. It was released worldwide in February of 2014.

In this entry, Vikings from the north have invaded Donkey Kong Country and it's up to Donkey Kong to fight them off or find another island. The game will feature two player co-op with the other player taking the role of either Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong or Cranky Kong.


Majin-Tenshinhan (on 26 August 2014)
Best game on the Wii U in my opinion.
It's a travesty it hasn't sold more.
Majin-Tenshinhan (on 26 August 2014)
Best game on the Wii U in my opinion.
It's a travesty it hasn't sold more.
StuOhQ (on 08 August 2014)
I don't think these numbers have been
updated in a while. It's been at
620,000 since mid-June. I find it hard
to believe that a title that's been in
the top 75 all that time has failed to
move 10,000 units in 6 weeks. Is it
seriously selling less than 1,500 units
a week worldwide?
NathanVS (on 26 July 2014)
Remember guys what system this is on.
The game is a moderate success for Wii U
standards. The game will surely pass a
million when the holidays come around
and the inevitable Nintendo deals this
year. Just because this game hasn't
been selling well, doesn't mean Retro
or Nintendo won't make DK games in the

The Metroid and Fire Emblem
series had several sequels despite some
of them not selling well. Comparing
sales to those games and the DK series,
they are mincemeat compared to DK. So it
is laughable to think Nintendo will
ignore the 6 million sales of DKCR and
abandon this series just because whiny
fanboys can't get what they

Whether Retro makes another DK,
Metroid, or new/old IP, all that you
should expect out of this wonderful
company is excellent and fun triple A
experiences. If Nintendo did force Retro
into making this, I highly doubt they
minded because what we have here is a
top notch game. The sheer dedication
from the team shows.
ExplodingBlock (on 13 July 2014)
If you think about it and do the math,
this game made 30,000,000$, so obviously
they made profit on this.
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