I'm not really sure what to expect from the latest Tamagotchi release.
I live in the U.S., so Tamagotchi Friends will soon become available to purchase in stores, and I'm not sure if I want to buy one or not.
I've watched a few video reviews and read about them, and they seem like a gimmicky refresh of the Tama-go, minus the figures.
The only things that seem really different from the Tama-go are the texting feature, "BFF" points, jewelry, and the characters (as well as the adult characters being significantly larger than they are on the Tama-go).
In my opinion, it seems as though Bandai is trying to make Tamagotchi popular again in Europe and the U.S. by adding silly features which seem more technologically advanced or something. Other than the new features, it seems to operate almost exactly like a Tama-go. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy the Tama-go, but I don't want to spend money on something that I already have.
I'm kind of bummed because I was really excited for a new Tamagotchi release in the U.S., but now I'm not so sure. (Although some of the shell designs are very cute and it would be nice to have a smaller Tamagotchi!)
What do you all think? Are you excited for Tamagotchi Friends? Or not?