Bought the 3DS XL for my 5 year old son as it’s his birthday today and he has a love affair with anything Mario… but as I’m setting up the little machine for him, I find myself falling in love with it too. And thinking, wouldn’t it be nice for me to have one of them babies?

It really is a nice piece of kit. And the 3D effect on the screen is just awesome. Things really just look like they’re popping out of the screen. Like a hologram. One thing though I noticed : to view the 3D images optimally you need to hold the console such that the screen is almost aligned with your line of sight. If you hold it any other way, it can make you feel a bit seasick.