|Digital Release||Nintendo 3DS
July 04, 2012 (JP)
|Delisting||September 28, 2018|
|Developer||Bandai NAMCO Games|
|Links||Nintendo Japan page [Archive]|
Bandai NAMCO announced in 2018 that four of their Nintendo 3DS Tamagotchi titles would be delisted from the eShop in Japan on September 28th, 2018. The titles include:
- Cho~ricchi! Tamagotchi no Puchi Puchi Omisecchi de Violin Lesson
- Tamagotchi no Doki Doki Dream Omisecchi
- Tamagotchi! Seishun no Dream School
- Guruguru Tamagotchi!
As with many licensed titles from Bandai NAMCO, the delisting was most likely caused by expired licensing. While Bandai does own the Tamagotchi property, creating and releasing games based on it through the Bandai NAMCO Games division likely still requires licensing. After years of availability, the cost to renew or relicense these releases likely outweighed any potential sales further adding to the decision to delist them.
Each of the titles remains available on physical media except for Violin Lesson which was a digital eShop exclusive and is considered Extinct.
About the Game
[DeepL Translation] Violin lessons in the world of Tamagotchi and Omisechi together! Just slide the stylus along with the arrows that appear on the screen, and you will feel as if you are playing the violin. There are a total of 8 songs you can play. Find your favorite song and practice it as much as you can.