90s kids, your childhood is coming back.
After Nokia released a revised version of Nokia 3310, purely for nostalgia’s sake, Bandai, the company responsible for some of our childhood memories (or pains) like Gundam toys and Digimon, is following the tech company’s footsteps: they’re re-launching Tamagotchi.
If you’re not familiar with it, here’s one simple description: you basically have a pet in this tiny device, and all you do is to press the buttons to feed or play with it.
That’s it. Yup, life in the 90s was simple.
According to The Telegraph, more than 76 million of the devices have been sold worldwide since its release in 1996. What you might not know is that since then, the game hasn’t died off: there has been new releases, as a device by itself or as a video game, mostly in Nintendo game consoles.
And it’s also in our smartphone: there’re two games, Tamagotchi L.i.f.e and its sequel, Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. Angel, being released in both Android and iOS.
The relaunch, therefore, is only interesting because they’re launching the original version, albeit a little smaller and much more colourful designs.
Gameplay is essentially similar, so it’ll be an uphill challenge for the little virtual creature to get anyone’s attention when Netflix, Facebook and YouTube are all fighting for a slice of that pie.
This is, however, only available in Amazon Japan at around SGD$25, and there’s no word on whether it’ll be released internationally.
Given how fast Pokémon GO come and go, I guess despite it being the best conversion-starter, it’s just a piece of news that’ll hog the headlines for a few days, and disappear as fast as it comes. #justsaying
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