Years On:1999-2007
Did It Work? Hell yeah it did! Digimon had kids optimizing their wrist game (II). Starting from what was basically the same idea as a Tomogachi, Digimon expanded on the game with visual effects that would have kids tuned in to watch their digital monsters come to life every week. Also it almost lasted as long as Pokemon, even though a dearth of good follow-up games meant that Digimon got cut in 2007.