Tamagotchi is a simple game to understand where it is a game which is designed for a handheld gaming. It is a digital pet game that looks like a video game with three buttons that are labeled A, B and C and are used to control the game. The game was first created by Aki Maita in the year 1996 and is sold by Bandai. Tamagotchi has released a number of versions with the help of Bandai. There are around 37 versions of Tamagotchi released from the year 1996 to 2007. These include original version of Tamagotchi and the latest version called as Connection, Connexion or Keitai. These versions have the feature to connect to other Tamagotchi for the purpose of games and breeding. The latest version released by Tamagotchi is V4.5.
Tamagotchi has developed to such a extent that you can even enjoy your Tamagotchi game over the Internet. There are a number of sites that offer virtual per games and among the multitude sites NeoPets.com is one of the best sites that offers most popular online virtual pet games. There are also other web sites that offer virtual pet games online even today are like Happy Hamster, Virtual Dog, Virtual Puppy, Virtual Kitty, Mopy fish and many other online virtual pet games.
The Bandai who are the maker of the Tamagotchi toys recently had a press release that spoke about their games and online gaming service. In fact, since the network of Tamagotchi toys connections were launched in the year 2004 there have been an increase in the users of the Tamagotchi toys. It was recorded in the year 2004 that nearly 20 million units of Tamagotchi handheld toys were sold and the online gaming service TamaTown.com has recorded up to 50,000 users visiting the site everyday. There was a rise in the end users of the game the following year which led to much more popularity of the game.