The hairier they are, the further they fall

The sales chart above chronicles the decline of Nintendo’s Donkey Kong franchise, a once-proud series of elite games now seemingly relegated to mediocre spin-offs and low-key handheld titles.

From this brief article taking a retrospective look at the decline and written by a devilishly handsome, talented and scholarly ginger:

As game developers breathe life back into bygone series, however, there has never been a better time to restore the gorilla’s reputation. As games like New Super Mario Bros. and Mega Man 10 dominate the industry, those who remember when Nintendo’s greatest mascot was a barrel-tossing baboon pine for a New Donkey Kong Country’or at least something like it.

What do you think, Infendo? Does the Donkey Kong series’what’s left of it’still maintain your interest, or are your attitudes reflective of the consumer majority? What should Nintendo do with DK?