Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Does Decent in UK

Yes really.  I can’t believe it either.  The game actually managed to enter the all formats chart at number 4, which is surprisingly good for a Wii U game.

How good?  Well, the Wii U has generally bombed miserably over here. To the point some weeks/months, not one game for the system was in the top FORTY bestsellers.  So to see Tropical Freeze doing okay is good news at last.

Here’s the chart:

01 (01) 360 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
02 (06) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION (MICROSOFT)
03 (08) PS3 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
04 (NE) WIU DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE (NINTENDO)
05 (15) 360 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
06 (03) 360 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
07 (10) PS4 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
08 (04) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
09 (13) 360 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
10 (19) XBO FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
11 (22) PS3 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
12 (09) PS3 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
13 (07) PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
14 (30) 3DS THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
15 (32) 360 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
16 (23) 360 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG (UBISOFT)
17 (21) PS3 GRAN TURISMO 6 (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
18 (02) PS3 LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
19 (17) PS4 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
20 (14) PS4 KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
21 (NE) PS4 RAYMAN LEGENDS (UBISOFT)
22 (16) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
23 (12) PS4 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
24 (18) PS4 TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
25 (11) 360 FABLE: ANNIVERSARY (MICROSOFT)
26 (25) WIU THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
27 (29) PS3 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
28 (__) PS3 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
29 (24) XBO BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
30 (40) PS3 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG (UBISOFT)
31 (34) 360 WWE 2K14 (TAKE 2)
32 (05) 360 LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
33 (20) XBO THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
34 (35) XBO FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 (MICROSOFT)
35 (27) XBO CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
36 (37) 3DS POKEMON X (NINTENDO)
37 (__) 360 LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
38 (38) 3DS POKEMON Y (NINTENDO)
39 (28) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 (SEGA)
40 (31) 360 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES (SEGA)

All in all, congrats Nintendo.  Turns out people over here do kind of like Donkey Kong after all (perhaps its memories of Rare) and the game was most definitely the right choice of title to release on the Wii U.

But what do you think?  Is this good news for the game?

Source:

http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p/software/uk/latest/index_test.jsp&ct=110032

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Gold47
Gold47
6 years ago

Rare Ltd. – Let’s go back to Nintendo to make the last, but second DKC trilogy for the Wii U!!!
Microsoft – Oh no you don’t. Where’s our avatar games, hmmm???

Nookling
Nookling
6 years ago

It really is a great game. Luckily I had the money to buy it because I’ve been saving up for it Mario Kart and Smash. But if I had to choose I would have only gotten Smash and Kart. Even now that I have played it, I just like the other two a little more and they have longer lasting fun.