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  1. Tamagotchinoun

    A toy, a small electronic virtual pet.

  2. Etymology: A portmanteau of the Japanese word tamago and the English word watch (ウオッチ uocchi). Early on, in Japan, Tamagotchi was written in English as Tamagotch. When the Tamagotchi went overseas, an "i" was added at the end or the name. Recently, Japan has changed Tamagotch for Tamagotchi.

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  1. Tamagotchi

    The Tamagotchi (Japanese: たまごっち, IPA: [tamaɡotꜜtɕi], "Egg Watch") is a handheld digital pet that was created in Japan by Akihiro Yokoi of WiZ and Aki Maita of Bandai. It was released by Bandai on November 23, 1996 in Japan and in the USA on May 1, 1997, quickly becoming one of the biggest toy fads of the late 1990s and the early 2000s. As of March 2021, over 83 million units have been sold worldwide. Most Tamagotchi are housed in a small egg-shaped handheld video game with an interface consisting of three buttons, with the Tamagotchi Pix adding a shutter on the top to activate the camera. According to Bandai, the name is a portmanteau combining the two Japanese words tamago (たまご), which means "egg", and uotchi (ウオッチ) "watch". After the original English spelling of watch, the name is sometimes romanized as Tamagotch without the "i" in Japan. Most Tamagotchi characters' names end in chi (ち) in Japanese, with few exceptions.

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  1. Tamagotchi

    Tamagotchi is a virtual pet toy that was first introduced in the 1990s. It is a small handheld device with a screen that allows users to care for a virtual creature, similar to a pet, by feeding, playing, and attending to its overall needs. The goal of Tamagotchi is to keep the virtual pet healthy and happy, as neglect or lack of attention can result in its virtual demise. It gained popularity for its interactive gameplay and the responsibility it instilled in users for caring for a virtual pet.

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  1. Tamagotchi

    The Tamagotchi is a handheld digital pet, created in Japan by Akihiro Yokoi of WiZ and Aki Maita of Bandai. It was first sold by Bandai in 1996 in Japan. As of 2010, over 76 million Tamagotchis have been sold world-wide. Most Tamagotchis are housed in a small egg-shaped computer with an interface usually consisting of three buttons, although the number of buttons may vary for different variations. According to Bandai, the name is a portmanteau combining the Japanese word "たまご", which means "egg", and the English word "watch". Consequently, the name is romanized as "Tamagotch" without the "i" in Japan. But recently in Japan, the romanized name has changed to the English "Tamagotchi" with the i. Most Tamagotchi characters' names end in 'tchi' or 'っち' in Japanese, with the exception of a few newer characters, such as Makiko.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tamagotchi in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tamagotchi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • promontorium
    Also the word for "friend" in Japanese is tomodachi, so it might be an intentional reference.
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