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2 minutes ago, Save_Tamagotchis said:

Yeah and Gamestop and EB Games have separate releases for it. The reason EB Games came up with Gamestop is because Gamestop bought shares or something of the EB Games company allowing it to stay in business.

I plan on checking the two Gamestops near me on the 10th to see if MAYBE they're selling them despite EB and Gamestop having different release dates for selling the ON. Maybe I'll get lucky, but part of me also doesn't want to buy from them. Aside from not wanting to support Gamestop because of their terrible business practices the people working in the Gamestops near me all have the WORST attitudes with costumers and acting like complete snobs. Not to mention I've seen how they handle products, I think why some people end up with broken stuff from them is because the employees just dump stuff on the floor and kick it around instead of carrying it like at the Gamestops in my area.

it’s a trade off then. Early but broken, or late/on time mint condition.

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Just now, Kurb said:

it’s a trade off then. Early but broken, or late/on time mint condition.

Yeah.

Not to mention the comment Bandai made about the ON not having the glitches their Japanese counter part the Meets has is now in question. This is because Bandai said the ON and Meets can't connect but then people found out it wasn't true when people with both were able to connect them. So now people are worry that if they were wrong about the ON and Meets being able to connect, what if their wrong about the glitches being fixed in the ON.

I sent a message to Bandai America about this when I heard the concerns, haven't heard back yet but plan to post their response if I get one.

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38 minutes ago, Save_Tamagotchis said:

Yeah.

Not to mention the comment Bandai made about the ON not having the glitches their Japanese counter part the Meets has is now in question. This is because Bandai said the ON and Meets can't connect but then people found out it wasn't true when people with both were able to connect them. So now people are worry that if they were wrong about the ON and Meets being able to connect, what if their wrong about the glitches being fixed in the ON.

I sent a message to Bandai America about this when I heard the concerns, haven't heard back yet but plan to post their response if I get one.

Speaking of, the Amazon release date. Do you think it’ll be shipped on the 18th of August, or on the 28th of July?

Maybe bandai was just hiding it.

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1 hour ago, Save_Tamagotchis said:

Not to mention the comment Bandai made about the ON not having the glitches their Japanese counter part the Meets has is now in question. This is because Bandai said the ON and Meets can't connect but then people found out it wasn't true when people with both were able to connect them. So now people are worry that if they were wrong about the ON and Meets being able to connect, what if their wrong about the glitches being fixed in the ON.

Being able to connect the Meets and the On (in spite of Bandai's claims to the contrary), and the glitches being fixed are not mutually exclusive, at least!

Translating a game (and ultimately that also applies to the workings of the colour Tamagotchis, too) often involves reprogramming some stuff so that text displays properly in the target language, so with any luck they've fixed the bugs and glitches while they were at it.

The bugs being fixed but everything else remaining the same is what would allow for the two international versions to connect - it's much like how there were different regional revisions of the original Pokemon games that fixed bugs, but they could still trade and battle with each other.

Obviously, this stuff doesn't mean that it will be fixed, either. :lol: But I can't see any reason why they wouldn't fix it when doing what's required for localisation.

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55 minutes ago, Kurb said:

Speaking of, the Amazon release date. Do you think it’ll be shipped on the 18th of August, or on the 28th of July?

Maybe bandai was just hiding it.

Not sure on that. You'd have to ask people who have ordered it from Amazon. I plan to buy mine in store because I'm too impatient to wait for it to be delivered. :D

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16 minutes ago, Penguin-keeper said:

Being able to connect the Meets and the On (in spite of Bandai's claims to the contrary), and the glitches being fixed are not mutually exclusive, at least!

Translating a game (and ultimately that also applies to the workings of the colour Tamagotchis, too) often involves reprogramming some stuff so that text displays properly in the target language, so with any luck they've fixed the bugs and glitches while they were at it.

The bugs being fixed but everything else remaining the same is what would allow for the two international versions to connect - it's much like how there were different regional revisions of the original Pokemon games that fixed bugs, but they could still trade and battle with each other.

Obviously, this stuff doesn't mean that it will be fixed, either. :lol: But I can't see any reason why they wouldn't fix it when doing what's required for localisation.

Yeah I think the same. Doesn't make sense to release the ON with all the glitches that have been known for a while now long after the Meets release.

Especially when the ON is a bit of a risk for them to be releasing here in the west. Why shoot yourself in the foot by not fixing known problems with the product.

I still sent a message to Bandai America yesterday about it and explained the concerns of some potential buyers relating to it. I plan to post the response here and the Tamagotchi subreddit if I get a response. Someone also brought up that Bandai America might just not be supporting the two units connecting and not fixing or dealing with anything related to that, only working on components that allow two ON's to connect and interact.

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I mean, mass market peeps won't wanna connect to the Meets.. and the On is mass market, rite?

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1 hour ago, Kurb said:

I mean, mass market peeps won't wanna connect to the Meets.. and the On is mass market, rite?

What do you mean? Do you mean people and kids who will buy it because it looks neat or they missed out back when Tama's were really popular? Because a lot of people with a Meets are those big into the Tama community and imported them. Either way those glitches in the Meets can be game breakers for a lot of people. Some of the glitches on the Meets from what I've heard are:

  1. Draining the battery sometimes as fast as a day despite the brightness being at its lowest.
  2. Tamagotchi won't grow up (called the Peter Pan Glitch by some in the community)
  3. Resetting on its own.
  4. Lagging.
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I think Kurb actually meant that the general non-fan consumer wouldn't be interested in connecting their English Tamagotchi to a similar Japanese one. It would be like an English lad with a V4 not caring if his Tamagotchi can connect to a Japanese tama or not, or even wanting to buy a non-English model. And because the Tamagotchi On is available to these non-fans, it attracts them unlike any other model. Thinking like an average consumer, I would consider the language barrier too much of a hassle to bother looking into - not even bothering to learn that it's not complicated - and especially so if I could find one in English. 

I quite appreciate that you all are detailing glitches with the Meets as I had no idea it had those problems.

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17 minutes ago, Knighttchi's Ballad said:

I think Kurb actually meant that the general non-fan consumer wouldn't be interested in connecting their English Tamagotchi to a similar Japanese one. It would be like an English lad with a V4 not caring if his Tamagotchi can connect to a Japanese tama or not, or even wanting to buy a non-English model. And because the Tamagotchi On is available to these non-fans, it attracts them unlike any other model. Thinking like an average consumer, I would consider the language barrier too much of a hassle to bother looking into - not even bothering to learn that it's not complicated - and especially so if I could find one in English. 

I quite appreciate that you all are detailing glitches with the Meets as I had no idea it had those problems.

Yes. Exactly.

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