Nidzumi writes: "Love them or hate them, virtual pets certainly hold their benefits over the real thing. A single, one off investment that doesn't include an array of accessories that you'd rather not own. There's also an absence of defecation across a carpet when you arrive back home for the evening. Perhaps even the ability to make your pet fight with your other friend's pet and have it not be illegal.
Nintendo has easily had the greatest and most successful market share in the virtual pet genre, with games such as Nintendogs soaring high in sales charts for surprising lengths of time. Despite this, it's nice to see other consoles try and provide some competition; EyePet is Sony's answer."