I don't have a Tamagotchi Friends (yet ), but I TOTALLY recommend the V4.5!! In fact, it's my favorite behind the P's. The Ura characters are refreshing and so adorable!! The games all so mysteriously addicting, plus there are more than 15 unlockable games so I doubt you'll ever get bored There are many job possibilities (doctor, acrobate, singer...), and receiving mail is fun (I love going to the mailbox irl LOL). It's not needy at all, but not boring for ten cents.
The Tamagotchi Friends is very critiquized and most people regret purchasing it. I suggest you wait until the American wave is out (in June), half cheaper and pehaps better quality?