KTReuters – Teh Internet 1996
Today Bandai of Japan has released their flagship digital pet they call the Tamagotchi. A spokesperson for the company said that they believe that most schoolchildren will be playing with the small handheld game by Christmas. The game itself allows the player to interact with a virtual pet that the player can grow, feed, and teach. The controls and game are simple, but can allow for hours of fun according to the creator Akihiro Yokoi. Bandai stocks went through the roof with the projection that 70,000,000 Tamagotchi products will be sold in just over ten years.
This caused somber news throughout the handheld game industry. Nintendo, the company known for its popular Gameboy system declined official statement. However, a businessman speaking on condition of anonymity said that if the Gameboy could sell even a fraction of the amount of Tamagotchi’s sales it would make money hand over fist. The businessman refused to discuss whether the rumors of Nintendo planning on ditching its Gameboy line for a Tamagotchi-esque product were true.
This reporter, during the time traveling session, noted that in the reporter’s classroom of 26 students nearly two thirds of the students owned a Tamagotchi game or a similar knockoff. Only 4 students owned Gameboys. With reports like these coming from the children who will shape the future, it is clear that the future of handheld gaming is Tamagotchi. Now back to your regularly scheduled time.
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