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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch Sells an Estimated 296,079 Units First Week at Retail

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch Sells an Estimated 296,079 Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 June 2018 / 5,659 Views

The side-scrolling platformer from publisher Nintendo and developer Retro Studios - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - sold 296,079 units first week at retail on the Nintendo Switch, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending May 5, 2018.


Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in Japan with 97,054 units sold (33%), compared to 92,813 units sold in the US (31%) and 81,077 units sold in Europe (27%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 12,089 units in the UK, 18,967 units in Germany, and 19,776 units in France.
The game on the Wii U has sold an estimated 1.73 million units worldwide. Breaking down those sales by region it sold best in North America with 0.74 million units sold, followed by 0.70 million units in Europe and 0.16 million units in Japan.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze released for the Nintendo Switch in Japan on May 3 and the rest of the world on May 4.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Marth (on 19 June 2018)

It had a bigger first week than the WiiU version (~243k) and that had really strong legs so maybe this will as well. The next 4 weeks will set a good indicator of that I think because we are in the slowest period of the year.

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PAOerfulone Marth (on 20 June 2018)

Well, NPD results just came in and it was the 2nd best selling game of the month of May behind God of War. So far, so good.

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Arfen Marth (on 20 June 2018)

WiiU version sold 227,8k first week

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CaptainExplosion (on 19 June 2018)

I just hope it outsells the Wii U version.

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