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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch Tops 1 Million Units Sold Worldwide at Retail

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch Tops 1 Million Units Sold Worldwide at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 December 2018 / 6,946 Views

The side-scrolling platformer from publisher Nintendo and developer Retro Studios - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - has reached a new sales milestone, according to our estimates. The game has surpassed one million units sold worldwide at retail. The figure can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending August 18.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sold 24,012 units for the week ending to bring lifetime sales to 1,010,709 units. It took the game 16 weeks to reach the milestone.


Breaking down the sales by region, the game had sold best in the US with 359,124 units sold (36%), compared to 329,107 units sold in Europe (33%) and 224,304 units in Japan (22%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game had sold an estimated 45,877 units in the UK, 64,099 units in Germany, and 96,359 units in France.

The Wii U version launched in February 2014 and has sold 1,701,341 units lifetime.

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 23 September 2018)

Sells at almost double the pace of the WiiU game. It was at 585k in the same week.

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Darwinianevolution (on 24 September 2018)

It really was a right idea to port it to the Switch. The system gave a new breath of life to so many games that needed it...

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siebensus4 (on 24 September 2018)

Best soundtrack by David Wise since DKC 2, great level design. Really deserves it.

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CaptainExplosion siebensus4 (on 24 September 2018)

He also did Snake Pass, so we'll have to have a listen to that too!! :D

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Mar1217 siebensus4 (on 24 September 2018)

Shoutout to Windmill Hills !

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Slownenberg (on 24 September 2018)

Impressive for a port that costs more than the original! This could pass the WiiU sales by end of year! Will get it when it goes on sale half off at some point.

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GuyDuke (on 23 September 2018)

Congratulations DK! One of my favorite games of all time :)

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Alistair GuyDuke (on 24 September 2018)

Was my favorite game on Wii U :)

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Keybladewielder (on 25 September 2018)

Wii u version found dead in a ditch.

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CaptainExplosion (on 24 September 2018)

I hope it doubles those sales, and maybe triple them. ^^

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OTBWY (on 24 September 2018)

Another one.

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