DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE is Selling Well in Japan

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which was initially released for the Wii U, is selling exceptionally well in its home country in Japan. Although the Wii U version of the game did okay, it sold worse than both versions of its predecessors, which was released on the 3DS and Wii. 

According to numbers provided by Dengeki Online, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sold around 90,000 copies of the game during its first week in Japan. This number is thrice of what the Wii U version managed to sell four years ago, which means that the game was able to sell 65% of its initial shipment, which is tremendously better than its Wii U counterpart that only hit 35%

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was initially announced during the last Nintendo Direct Mini and released last February 21 for the Nintendo Switch. The game retains the side-scrolling platform gameplay of previous installments in the Donkey Kong Country series, and this game takes Donkey Kong traveling through six islands with his friends to defeat the Snowmads. 

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is now available on the Nintendo Switch for $59.99 or 300 Nintendo points.