Handheld digital pet created in Japan by Akihiro Yokoi and Aki Maita. It was first sold by Bandai in 1996 in Japan. Over 70,000,000 Tamagotchis have been sold world-wide as of 2008.
Alternate names: たまごっち, Tamagocchi, Tamagotch
The first video game about Tamagotchi was released on November 23, 1996.
Bandai has published all these games