The original Tamagotchi was first introduced in Japan in 1996 and was a huge craze. It wasn't long before Bandai introduced it to Europe and North America where the craze grew further. By late 1998 and 1999, the fad has began to die out. Tamagotchi products became rarer to find until production was stopped altogether. Despite many fans pleading for Bandai to create a new Tamagotchi, they refused for years, until 2004 when they were reintroduced with many new features. They created hundreds of new characters as well as bringing some of the older ones back. These new and improved Tamagotchi were called 'The Tamagotchi Connection' in America, 'Tamagotchi Plus' in Japan and 'Tamagotchi Connexion' in the United Kingdom, and Europe.
On this page you can find out all about the many different versions that have been released over the years. Even more information can be found on the Japaneses page of this site.