Tamagotchi remains a hit in Japan

Gamasutra.com reports that the new sequel to the Tamagotchi was a hit in Japan.

The big winner of the week, though, is Namco Bandai’s sequel to what is known in the West as Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop.

I have never played Tamagotchi. But based on my readings, simple games such as this one appeal to many because it can be played quickly. It is a casual game, and it has spawned a community of players.

Tamagotchi is a handheld virtual pet created in 1997 by Aki Maita and sold by Bandai, according to Wikipedia.

“The Tamagotchi is housed in a small and simple egg-shaped computer. Three buttons (A, B, and C) allow the user to select the options to feed or play with the Tamagotchi, among other things. To keep the Tamagotchi happy, the user has to play games with it. The Tamagotchi evolves into one of a wide range of characters three or four times in its lifetime depending on how well the user takes care of it, and which version of Tamagotchi the user has,” it added.

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