( Sorry if there has already been a topic on this - i havn't seen one)
When the first generation of Tamagotchi came out in 1997, these cute little electronic eggs were designed to be Pets for children who's parents won't let them have a pet, or for those who don't have the time/space for a real pet. But once the sales went up, it became clear that these little eggs were very popular along both children and adults alike - the new generation of toys had been born.
Since then, (this is based on Tamagotchi in England) 4 major Tamagotchi have been released - version 1, 2, 3 and most recently, version 4 (Jensei). But are these Tamas still pets? These version 4 Jensei tamagotchi are now more human than they are animal-like. They can get jobs, go to school, go shopping, call their grandparents/parents and even visit the matchmaker!
What do you think? Pets or humans?
( Please do not write back with hateful comments saying i'm stupid and Tamagotchi are perfect - i just thought it would be an interesting topic )