Currently, there are six Nintendo consoles out on the market. Some of them aren't as easy to buy though; time has made them more rare to come across. Below is a list of the consoles along with a brief description of what Donkey Kong games are on them.
- Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)- the first 8-bit console released by Nintendo. The best-selling gaming console of its time. The picture has color and the console has a controller. Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Donkey Kong 3, and Donkey Kong Jr. Math are featured on the NES.
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)- the exceeder of the NES; an upgraded version of it. It is 16-bit, comes with a controller (like the NES, except with more buttons), and can still be used as a multiplayer system (like the NES). The Donkey Kong Country Trilogy (Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2, and Donkey Kong Country 3) was released for the SNES.
- Nintendo 64 (N64)- a 64-bit home system; the newest 3D rendering system. Donkey Kong 64 and Diddy Kong Racing are the only Donkey Kong games for the N64.
- Nintendo Gamecube (Gamecube)- the N64 was its predecessor; the Wii was it's successor. Has much more memory for more advanced games to be played and saved. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Donkey Konga, Donkey Konga 2, and Donkey Konga 3 are the games that were released for the Gamecube.
- Nintendo Wii (Wii)- said to be a revolutionary home console. Wireless controller that makes a cursor appear on the screen; first game system with wireless interactions. With WiiConnect24, you can go online and play with players around the world in games like Mario Kart Wii. Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat are all playable on the Wii.
- Wii U- successor of the Nintendo Wii; operates in quite the same way. The console includes a Game Pad which can interact with the game on the TV as well as playing the game without the TV on at all. Basically, the Game Pad is an extra screen to the console. Has high-definition graphics; more advanced than the Wii's. Many controllers (new or old) will be useable to the Wii U. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is currently the only game to be released for the Wii U.