Posted 17 December 2011 - 02:25 PM
I do agree that Bandai would seriously be considering this option, after the poor sales of the Tama-Go and all those new recent ones. I am really hoping they don't stop making Tamagotchis because I have been really wanting to collect some more and if they just cut them off suddenly, what will happen to all us people?
However, I do understand there concerns - when the very first Tamagotchi came out in the late '90s, everyone went absolutely mad. They were everywhere, it was the best sales ever got. Now when they brought them back in the early '00s, when some new kids of the suited age group came along, it was a success, but not as successful as the first. Which is understandable, new tech toys come every year and a small handheld animal made out of pixels, with three buttons and grey and black options got less popular. This continued, and even though the Tamagotchi Connections were getting better and better, the new tech toys, which had many, many brands making them, was at a standard thought too high for these small toys to reach.
When a person at my school (a friend) found her old V4 and reset it, I realised fun a bunch of pixels could really be. I eagerly went home and found my V3 and V4, bought batteries and off they went. I've been playing with them and encouraging others to do it too. My sister rediscovered her old V3 and has joined on some of her friends, and a couple of boys have restarted their V4s too, it's as if the old Connections are the ones fighting back. Our school isn't huge and not nearly half of the kids there have reset theirs, or even have one, but I do hear the quite frequent "Oh my gosh, is that a tamagotchi?" or "Have you got a tamagotchi?" which is better to hear we haven't all forgotten. I think Bandai should bring back the old V1s, V2s, V3s and V4s and see how it goes. I would definitely try and get my hands on one, the three in our family is not enough for my liking.