Don't you guys feel happy since the app has somehow brought many people's interest back into virtual pets?
Yes, it is disappointing that it's an app rather than a physical toy, but nonetheless - as Anz Falcon previously mentioned, the success of L.i.f.e. will help Bandai Japan gauge if bringing it back in North America is feasible. If what the news says that the reaction is "positive", shouldn't it sound good at the very least? Rather than saying that L.i.f.e. failed and Bandai will cease all Tamagotchi-related activities altogether.
I personally don't mind hipsters and other groupies join the fandom... Tamagotchi is made for everybody to enjoy - regardless of age, gender, race or anything else.