The Tamagotchi returns updated with a cameraApr 222021
This Bandai product allows people to take photos with their virtual pets and connect with other devices without the need for Wi-Fi.
The US branch of the Japanese toy manufacturer Bandai has launched a new version of its Tamagotchi equipped with a color screen and a built-in camera that allows you to take photos with your virtual pets.
Tamagotchi Pix retains both its appearance, shaped like an egg and three buttons, as well as its evolution through different stages of life, from its hatching to its demand for attention to ask to be cleaned and fed or to play.
This toy also works in exploration mode, to carry out activities with other Tamagotchi, and allows you to schedule 'play appointments' to connect with another device through a Tama code, without the need for Wi-Fi.
The company will begin shipping in July, but pre-orders are already available for $ 59.99.
Bandai released its first Tamagotchi in 1996 and has since sold 82 million units worldwide. The name arose from the union of two terms: the Japanese word 'tamago' ('egg', in Spanish) and the English word 'watch', which means 'to care'.
It is not the first time that Bandai has opted for this toy: the firm already launched a mini version of its mascot in 2017, to celebrate its 20th anniversary in North America, and two years later it offered Tamagotchi On, a color device.