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Taiko no Tatsujin series sales top 10 million on consoles; Drum 'n' Fun over 600k sales

Oct 25, 2017
2,520
#1
The Japanese drum rhythm game series first launched in 2001 with the release of Taiko no Tatsujin for arcades. The series first came to consoles with the release of Taiko no Tatsujin: Tatakon de Dodon ga Don for PlayStation 2 in 2004. Since then, it has seen 30 home console releases.

The latest home console release, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun for Switch, has sold more than 600,000 units. A new versus mode called “Donkatsu Fight” was released today as part of a free update. Donkatsu Fight is playable both solo or with another player. In it, you attack by playing the drums well, use items to hinder your opponent, and try to reduce their HP to zero to knock them out. Otherwise, the player with the most HP when the song is over is the winner.
translated provided by gematsu - https://gematsu.com/2019/05/taiko-n...op-10-million-drum-n-fun-adds-new-versus-mode
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Oct 26, 2017
5,170
#3
The game at retail in Japan is at 333,474 according to Famitsu this week. So if this is worldwide, that's 270k overseas roughly.

Also, can't help but notice Drum Session on PS4 wasn't mentioned in terms of sales. Wonder if it bombed overseas.
 
Oct 26, 2017
5,170
#9
That’s sell through though, shipment should be around 400k or so
More than 0 yes. lol 270k can't come all from overseas.

I don't think digital is a lot, even more for a familly game, but at least a bit it sold.
Whichever it is, I imagine overseas did pretty damn decently and likely far higher than BN expected, especially since it (as usual) got a digital-only release in NA. If I'm correct, this being at 600k worldwide might make it close to, if not already the highest selling Taiko game ever right? No game reached 700k did they, even on Wii?

Edit: Oh, looking at Game Data Library, the PS2 game in 2002 actually did, holy cow.

All 600k+ entries:

PS2 Taiko no Tatsujin: Tatakon de Dodon ga Don - Tatakon Bundled Set 64.002 / 743.334 Namco 24/10/2002
NDS Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: The 7 Island Adventure 60.250 / 693.164 Bandai Namco 24/04/2008
WII Taiko no Tatsujin Wii 114.610 / 658.783 Bandai Namco 11/12/2008
WII Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition 102.437 / 654.842 Bandai Namco 29/11/2012
NDS Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dokodon in Touch! 89.158 / 641.229 Bandai Namco 26/07/2007

https://sites.google.com/site/gamedatalibrary/game-search
 
Oct 25, 2017
13,268
#10
Whichever it is, I imagine overseas did pretty damn decently and likely far higher than BN expected, especially since it (as usual) got a digital-only release in NA. If I'm correct, this being at 600k worldwide might make it close to, if not already the highest selling Taiko game ever right? No game reached 700k did they, even on Wii?
Taiko no Tatsujin Tatacon de Dodon ga Don for PS2 did 743.334. Meccha Taiko no Tatsujin DS almost got to it too, with 693.164 units sold.

But yeah, this entry is one of the best selling ones already.