In sync with a price drop on the DS portable, Nintendo released the Nintendogs virtual pet "game" in the US. For a little perspective, this game has accounted for over 700,000 sales in Japan, so whether or not Nintendo sells similar truckloads in the US, this thing is a hit. The game makes use of the stylus/touch screen for interacting with your pooch, the wireless connection for doggie social gatherings, and of course, the dual screen presence.
We compiled the reviews from a nice collection of sites, to make your lives easier. Then we made an adjustment for the tendency of reviews to be a bit too glowing, or at least skewed towards 10 (stats majors, rejoice). However, in the case of this game, we added a second review for people who don't consider themselves subject to the appeal of a pet-care simulation.
Average rating if you have shown interest in pet games :
After adjustment for butt-kissing nature of game reviews : 8-ish
Rating if you have never shown interest in pet games : 5
If you want to read what the games reviewers had to say…