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Console Taiko ta-don!

After the release of the arcade Taiko no Tatsujin 3, Namco started doing console ports of the ever-popular franchise, starting with the PlayStation 2, then moving on to many different consoles.

Console ports tend to have less songs than their arcade counterparts. They're usually packaged with a mini drum accessory called a 'Tatacon' to simulate arcade style play. The DS version uses the touch screen, while the PSP has buttons as the only method of input. Console versions feature gimmick notes which spice up gameplay, but never make it into the arcade versions, and each game has its own theme song with optional ending song, both of which are usually playable on that particular version with some exceptions.

Major details will be noted under the different releases.

To sort the games below in chronological order rather than by console, click here.

PlayStation 2
Taiko no Tatsujin PS2Taiko no Tatsujin: Tatacon de Dodon ga Don (太鼓の達人 タタコンでドドンがドン)
-First console Taiko, final difficulty is Oni instead of Donderful
-Minigames and Survival Mode introduced
Release: October 24, 2002    Number of songs: 30
Taiko no Tatsujin PS2Taiko no Tatsujin: Doki! Shinkyoku Darake no Haru Matsuri (太鼓の達人 ドキッ!新曲だらけの春祭り)
Release: March 27, 2003     Number of songs: 34
Taiko no Tatsujin PS2 SandaimeTaiko no Tatsujin: Appare! Sandaime (太鼓の達人 あっぱれ三代目)
Release: 30 October 2003      Number of songs: 39
Taiko no Tatsujin Anime MatsuriTaiko no Tatsujin: Waku Waku Anime Matsuri (太鼓の達人 わくわくアニメ祭り)
Release: 18 December 2003      Number of songs: 19
Taiko no Tatsujin PS2 YondaimeTaiko no Tatsujin: Atsumare! Matsuri da!!Yondaime (太鼓の達人 あつまれ!祭りだ!四代目)
-Don Point system introduced
-Enhanced graphics, new genre arrangement
-Arcade Mode replaced with Performance (Ensou) Mode, i.e free play
-Mekadon replaces Don-chan in Auto Mode
Release: 22 July 2004      Number of songs: 40
Taiko no Tatsujin PS2 GodaimeTaiko no Tatsujin: Go! Go! Godaime (太鼓の達人 ゴー!ゴー!五代目)
-Go Go Time introduced
-Yam note introduced
-Invisible modifier introduced (Doron)
Release: 9 December 2004      Number of songs: 45
Taiko Drum Master PS2Taiko Drum Master
-The first English Taiko game
Release: 26 October 2004 (US), 17 March 2005 (JP)
Number of songs: 31 (US), 33 (JP)
Taiko no Tatsujin Tobikkiri Anime SpecialTaiko no Tatsujin: Tobikkiri! Anime Special (太鼓の達人 とびっきり!アニメスペシャル)
-Number of times drumrolls are hit is visible
Release: 4 August 2005      Number of songs: 40
Taiko no Tatsujin PS2 RokudaimeTaiko no Tatsujin: Wai Wai Happy! Rokudaime (太鼓の達人 わいわいハッピー!六代目)
-x2, x3, x4, Sudden Death modifier introduced
Release: 8 December 2005      Number of songs: 48
Taiko no Tatsujin PS2 NanadaimeTaiko no Tatsujin: Doka! to Oomori Nanadaime (太鼓の達人 ドンカッ!と大盛り七代目)
-Reverse modifier introduced (Abekobe)
-Number of 良・可・不可 shown at results screen
-First structured adventure mode
Release: 7 December 2006      Number of songs: 48

PlayStation Portable
Taiko no Tatsujin PSPTaiko no Tatsujin Portable (太鼓の達人 ぽ〜たぶる)
-Yam note replaced with Bell note
-Downloadable songs from online
-Link-up play between 2 PSPs
Release: 4 August 2005     Number of songs: 38 + 22 downloadable
Taiko no Tatsujin PSP 2Taiko no Tatsujin Portable 2 (太鼓の達人 ぽ〜たぶる2)
-First console Taiko with basic Story mode
-First Taiko game with Guide mode (Tsumamikui Ensou)
Release: 7 September 2006      Number of songs: 62 + (24+20) downloadable
Taiko no Tatsujin PSP DXTaiko no Tatsujin Portable DX (太鼓の達人ぽ~たぶるDX)
-Paid downloadable songs together with free ones
-Medley Mode, Don-chan's room, costumes introduced to PSP
-First portable Taiko with Ura Oni
-Random and S-Random modifiers introduced (Kimagure, Detarame)
-Modifier stacking introduced
-Number of drumrolls shown on results screen
-Bell note removed
Release: 14 July 2011      Number of songs: 70 + 112 downloadable

Nintendo DS
Taiko no Tatsujin DSTaiko no Tatsujin DS: Touch de Dokodon! (太鼓の達人DS タッチでドコドン!)
-Link up play between 4 DSes with only one cartridge
-Everyday Dojo, Don-chan's room and costumes introduced
-Denden note introduced
-First console Taiko to have freely selectable modifiers
-Free bachi-pen
Release: 26 July 2007      Number of songs: 35
Taiko no Tatsujin DS 2Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Nanatsu no Shima no Daibouken! (めっちゃ!太鼓の達人DS 7つの島の大冒険)
-Boss battles added, bomb note introduced
-Bachi-pen and sticker sheet
Release: April 24 2008      Number of songs: 50
Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Youkai Dai Kessen! (太鼓の達人DS ドロロン!ヨーカイ大決戦!!)
-Golden bachi-pen 
-Hidden password system for cartridge-locked content
Release: 1 July 2010      Number of songs: 51

Nintendo Wii
Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Taiko no Tatsujin Wii (太鼓の達人Wii)
-Giant note introduced
-Training Dojo introduced
-First Taiko game with song lyrics 
-Mii support
Release: 11 December 2008      Number of songs: 70
Taiko no Tatsujin Wii 2Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Dodon~! to Nidaime! (太鼓の達人Wii ドドーンと2代目!)
-First console Taiko with Ura Oni
-Don-chan costumes introduced to Wii
-Fight note introduced
-First Taiko game to congratulate players with Full Combo at song's end
Release: 19 November 2009      Number of songs: 70
Taiko no Tatsujin Wii 3Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Minna de Party Sandaime (太鼓の達人Wii みんなでパーティ☆3代目)
-Dream Taiko Land brings back minigames
-First non-handheld Taiko to support up to 4 players
Release: 2 December 2010        Number of songs: 71
Taiko no Tatsujin Wii 4Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Kettei-Ban (太鼓の達人Wii 決定版)
-Costume and song count in triple-digits
-Fuuga and Mirai's Taiko Classroom introduced
-Guide Mode (Tsumamikui Ensou) introduced to Wii
Release: 23 November 2011        Number of songs: 105
Taiko no Tatsujin Wii 5Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Chogouka-Ban (太鼓の達人Wii 超ごうか版)
-Shuukan Soukai! Don-chan Sawagi minigame mode
Release: 29 November 2012        Number of songs: 105

Nintendo 3DS
Taiko no Tatsujin 3DSTaiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb (太鼓の達人 ちびドラゴンと不思議なオーブ)
-First console Taiko to use HD arcade graphical interface, mechanics and scoring
Release: 12 July 2012        Number of songs: 55
Taiko no Tatsujin 3DS2Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken (太鼓の達人 どんとかつの時空大冒険)
-Revert to two-piece costume
-RPG Story mode with monster catching and raising
-First Nintendo portable Taiko with paid DLC content
-First Nintendo Taiko game to be released outside from Japan
Release: 26 June 2014 (Japan)        Number of songs: 63 + 69
                27 August 2015 (Korea) 
Taiko no Tatsujin 3DS 3Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure (太鼓の達人 ドコドン!ミステリーアドベンチャー)
-RPG Story mode with monster catching and raising
Release: 16 June 2016       Number of songs: 75 + 96

Nintendo Wii U
Taiko no Tatsujin Wii UTaiko no Tatsujin Wii U Version! (太鼓の達人WiiUば~じょん!)
-First console Taiko to have the Vocaloid genre
-Costume customization split into seven categories, up from four
-Miiverse integration
-'Baton Pass' multiplayer mode
-First console outside of PSP to have downloadable songs
Release: 21 November 2013        Number of songs: 70 + 33
Taiko no Tatsujin TokumoriTaiko no Tatsujin Tokumori! (太鼓の達人 特盛り!)
-'Intro Don!' multiplayer mode
Release: 20 November 2014        Number of songs: 103 + 21
Taiko no Tatsujin Atsumete Tomodachi DaisakusenTaiko no Tatsujin Atsumete★Tomodachi Daisakusen! (太鼓の達人 あつめて★ともだち大作戦!)
-First Taiko no Tatsujin with Amiibo support
Release: 26 November 2015        Number of songs: 87 + 57

PlayStation Vita
Taiko no Tatsujin VitaTaiko no Tatsujin V Version (太鼓の達人 V バーション)
-First Sony console Taiko to use HD interface, scoring and navigation
-Console debut of the Shin-uchi scoring rule
-Instant Retry Modifier Introduced (Tokkun)
-First portable Taiko game to be released outside of Japan
Release: 9 July 2015 (Japan; other Asian countries)        Number of songs: 86 + 84/67
The Idolmaster Must Songs Red/BlueThe iDOLM@STER Must Songs Red Album/Blue Album (THE IDOLM@STER MUST SONGS 赤盤/青盤)
-First dual version Taiko game
-First iDOLM@STER-centric Taiko game
Release: 10 December 2015        Number of songs: 40 (Red), 40 (Blue)

PlayStation 4
Taiko no Tatsujin PS4Taiko no Tatsujin Session de Dodon ga Don! (太鼓の達人 セッションでドドンがドン!)
-J-Pop genre renamed to 'Pops'
-Song select and play screen revamped
-First console Taiko with 'ghost play' mechanics against another player
Release: 26 October 2017 (Japan; other Asian countries)        Number of songs: 74 + 208
                2 November 2018 (North America; Europe)

Nintendo Switch
Taiko no Tatsujin SwitchTaiko no Tatsujin Switch Version! (太鼓の達人 Nintendo Switchば~じょん!)
-First Taiko game with motion controls
Release: 19 July 2018 (Japan)        Number of songs: 74 + 44
                 9 August 2018 (other Asian countries)
                 2 November 2018 (North America; Europe)

Other Demo/Promotional Console Games

Taiko no Tatsujin iOSTaiko no Tatsujin iOS/Plus/Plus STH
-First Taiko with Twitter support 
-First smartphone Taiko
Release: 1 February 2010       Number of songs: 6 + 426 downloadable + 30 timed

Taiko no Tatsujin Mobile (太鼓の達人 もばいる)
Release: ?                              Number of songs: 444
Taiko no Tatsujin AndroidTaiko no Tatsujin Android (太鼓の達人(Android版))
Release: 26 April 2011         Number of songs: 11
Taiko no Tatsujin AndroidTaiko no Tatsujin Shinkyoku Tori Houdai! (太鼓の達人 新曲取り放題!)
-Service for au Smart Pass users, with monthly download fee and free songs
Release: 1 August 2012         Number of songs: 43
Taiko no Tatsujin BeenaTaiko no Tatsujin Ongaku Lesson (太鼓の達人おんがくレッスン)
-Young child-focused edutainment game for Advanced Pico Beena
Release: 14 April 2005         Number of songs: 40