Sony announces EyePet 2

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t it a tad bit presumptuous of Sony to announce EyePet 2 when EyePet the first has yet to hit store shelves across all markets?

Though the baby faced fur ball has yet to make his North American debut, the PlayStation Eye-enhanced pet has apparently moved enough copies in Europe to warrant a second installment, according to Sony’s George Fornay. The head honcho of Sony Europe announced that the sequel is currently in development, releasing as early as this year.

I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands on the high-tech Tamagatchi ever since the on-stage demo at Sony’s 2008 Games Convention conference, but I never imagined it as anything more than a curious one-off. An excuse to once more plug in my PlayStation Eye, which has been gathering dust ever since finishing that first and last game of Eye of Judgement.  Guess I underestimated the commercial appeal of a monkey/puppy/toddler hybrid.