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Previous Taiko no Tatsujin -- or Taiko Drum Master -- games for Wii and DS have featured playable medleys of Super Mario Bros. music, accompanied by 8-bit dancing Mario and friends. The latest Wii release in the adorable drumming series, Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Everybody Party 3rd, builds on the formu...

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November 23, 2010 at 3:00AM
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We keep following new Taiko no Tatsujin game announcements, even though we know the games are never going to leave Japan, because the games are just so delightful we can't help it. And now, according to retailer Gamestar, a second Wii game is headed to Japan on November 17, in both a drum bundle and...

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Japanese gamers evidently don't want to work; they just want to bang on the virtual drum all day. Or, more specifically, the Wii release of Namco's Taiko no Tatsujin, which barely eked out a first-place spot over Animal Crossing: City Folk in Media Create's Japanese software sales charts for Decem...

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According to the latest Media Create charts, Nintendo platforms completely dominated the market last week in Japan, with all of the top ten games being Wii or DS releases. It may not have been the busiest week in terms of sales -- the best-selling game was the newly-released Taiko no Tatsujin Wii ...

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Taiko no Tatsujin Wii just released in Japan and, as you can imagine, we're incredibly jealous. We fell in love with the series back when Taiko Drum Master released on the PS2. Basically, every installment we see looks great, including the latest DS incarnations. Thankfully, Josh from Wii Folder ...

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The kids in this ad are totally enthusiastic, but we'd be even more excited than these two kids if we walked into the living room and found Taiko no Tatsujin Wii and two drums. These imaginary parents (of the future, since the game comes out December 11) were able to just go to the store and purcha...

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Taiko no Tatsujin Wii's "Daily Challenge Dojo" is a mode designed to be played once a day, consisting of a series of specific challenges. Like the DS Taiko games in which the Dojo previously appeared, daily Dojo time unlocks new songs. The other, cuter mode introduced by Bandai Namco today is the ...

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Oh boy, we're pumped to try out some Taiko no Tatsujin (Taiko Drum Master) on our Wii. The only problem is, we're not sure if we're going to be able to, as Namco has made no intention to release the game outside of Japan ... so far. Sure, we could import, but the Japanese might be a bit too much f...

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Taiko Drum Master was released in the US once, on PlayStation 2. It didn't really go well. Now Namco Bandai has revealed a version for the Wii, and we're wondering if they'll decide to localize it. Or if they should. Well, of course they should, but we mean in terms of financial success. Since the...

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After seeing Taiko No Tatsujin Wii yesterday, we definitely think the drum looks pretty sweet ... but we also noticed something mildly annoying: it plugs into the Wii remote, like so many other things. Now, look, we're not saying this feature is in any way a gamebreaker -- it's just one of those f...

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Taiko no Tatsujin (Taiko Drum Master) is currently delighting Tokyo Game Show attendees on the showfloor, allowing us a first glimpse of the drum controller that comes with the game. It looks sturdy and very ... hittable! We look forward to seeing how it comes packaged, though are slightly saddene...

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In the midst of the seemingly-endless avalanche of Nintendo news in the latter half of this week, the tiniest of precious jewels appeared. Is it as important as Club Nintendo in the U.S. or new games? No, but it's damned neat, and it's the Taiko no Tatsujin Wii bundle. The game, which is slated for ...

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Click for full-sized image Nintendo announced a lot of games last night at their Japanese conference. Many of them, like Punch-Out!! here, were brand new. Some, like Supan Smasher and Cosmic Walker, we still don't know anything about. But we've got screenshots. So many screenshots. After the...

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Against all odds, Namco decided to release a localized version of Taiko no Tatsujin on the PS2 in 2004. We don't have solid sales data, but judging by Taiko Drum Master's quick drop in price at retail (and the fact that Guitar Hero hadn't happened yet, so music games were still for scary nerds), t...

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The most recent Japanese charts showed us that musical instruments have more legs than horses, as Band Brothers DX jumped up into the first place spot. Meanwhie, Nanashi no Game made its debut in the top ten, but only sold a total of 30,000 copies. Hardware sales were also interesting, as the DS st...

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The DS found itself back in cozy old third place in this week's chart, as the hype from Metal Gear Solid 4 died down a bit in Japan: PSP: 59,531 (5,325) Wii: 41,037 (4,527) NDS: 36,599 (2,602) PS3: 20,336 (54,975) PS2: 6,346 (951) Xbox 360: 2,555 (392) Meanwhile, Let's Make a Pro Bas...

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Just as we were starting to get comfortable with the DS coming in third consistently on the Japanese hardware charts, Metal Gear Solid 4 came out and helped push our favorite handheld down to fourth. Fourth! Meaning, it only did better than the PS2 and 360. Snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake! DS hardware did get ...

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We're crying for Namco Bandai's Tears of 99 right now, as the game debuted in the twenty-third spot this week. We guess Japanese gamers just didn't feel like being bummed out, and therefore avoided buying this original title. Sad, indeed. The rest of DS software didn't do so hot, either. Detective g...

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Two DS games debuted in the top ten this week (Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga and the cutesy spatial puzzler Empty Space Training), but otherwise, DS software had a relatively lackluster performance. Only twelve titles ended up in the top thirty, which is low for Nintendo's handheld. As ...

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After a somewhat stalwart week, DS software recovered nicely and once again dominated the charts. Even though the same amount of games appeared in the top thirty (fifteen in total), they ranked higher on average than they did in the previous week. Good software sales also gave DS hardware a little ...

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