Japan's Drum Master- Don-chan for Smash. Localization Inbound!

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Welp. After thinking things through. I'd hate to say that Donny boy's inexplictly deconfirmed. Somewhere in an interview, Sakurai stated that characters have to be well known everywhere else. Taiko is hardly even that popular. relatively Popular in japan, sure but it never had caught on anywhere else no matter how much it tried. Taiko switch wasn't really that great either, neither did it sell that well after its first week. I thought he'd definitely get in but it pointed out to him just being a simple little head on a taunt still, as much as I couldn't find the head anywhere when I watch smash. In the end, america, and any country that isn't Japan thinks the taunt is just some yokai watch reference. I'll still support but not as much as I used to.
Jeez, I'm sad it didn't sell well. Because that also lowers the chance of the game continuing to be localized.
 
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Jeez, I'm sad it didn't sell well. Because that also lowers the chance of the game continuing to be localized.
It sold nicely on it's first week being high on the top 20s.But it dropped badly afterwards. I think it's only obstacle of not being localized is the music copyrights. Not so much of sales or anything. I'm sure you remember the PS2 version replacing most of the japanese songs with really dumb songs like Jimmy neutron and I like it or whatever the song's name was. I'm sure if it keeps going we'd start having stuff like What the Fox say and Bood Up
 
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It sold nicely on it's first week being high on the top 20s.But it dropped badly afterwards. I think it's only obstacle of not being localized is the music copyrights. Not so much of sales or anything. I'm sure you remember the PS2 version replacing most of the japanese songs with really dumb songs like Jimmy neutron and I like it or whatever the song's name was. I'm sure if it keeps going we'd start having stuff like What the Fox say and Bood Up
That's the biggest obstacle. I mean, consider how Barbara the Bat's Daigasso Band Brothers series only ever had a Western release in Europe due to music rights, and even then they couldn't get all of the songs.
 
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That's the biggest obstacle. I mean, consider how Barbara the Bat's Daigasso Band Brothers series only ever had a Western release in Europe due to music rights, and even then they couldn't get all of the songs.
Pretty much the big obstacle with games that rely on copyrighted songs. I think if Taiko were to just release the songs with only Namco originals in the west all these years, it MIGHT of caught on. I think DDR did well on keeping most of it original with somecopyright here and there.
 
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