All of the amazon reviews from people who've actually bought one. Oh dear.
"I wonder if the above reviewer got one and whether they were as disappointed as i was - total waste of money!"
"I bought 2 of these for my nieces aged 6 & 10. The screen is just about visible, I thought it would be easy to see as it was larger than the old tamagotchi. I had the old one as a child and they were better. Save your cash and get an old retro one!"
"I've been a Tamagotchi fan for years, so was really excited Bandai decided to sell them in the UK again. I have to say though I'm really disappointed with this. It's more expensive than previous ones have been, but the screen is so light it can barely be seen at all to the point that it is almost unusable. The whole build quality also feels cheap. I wish I'd read the reviews before buying. Really unhappy."
"I bought this as i remember Tamagotchi's from the first time round and remember my son quite enjoying it. I bought one for my stepdaughter I expected something better as technology has moved on. I have to say it is rubbish. you can barely make out what is on the screen and there is no on off switch for the volume. really poorly made and if i had seen a review that said this i wouldn't have wasted my money! £24.99 is a rip off"
"Do not buy these, the display is so unbelievably bad I can't believe it has made it to the shops. The screen is tiny and has none of the contrast settings make it usable. The only way these companies will learn not to rip us off with poor quality products is to not buy them, and if you are unhappy return it - it is not fit for purpose."
"Complete waste of money! The screen is so small you can bearly see it. Such a disappointment on Christmas day"