Not content with selling puzzle machines to half the world's geriatrics, Nintendo is ruthlessly hunting down the more decrepit half with a giant new DSi. Wonderfully, the DSi XL is so massive that even the most squinty-eyed codger will be able to see a word and yell what colour it is. Europe's old timers can get their papery hands on it on 5 March, but we got the chance to have a play with the Japanese version.
Now, our understanding of Japanese is frankly Shizuoka, so we apologise if we have no idea what the Hokkaido is going on in this 'early review'. We're just going to prod it and see what happens. We can tell you that the ginormous hardware is identical to the European version, with its 107mm (4.2-inch) screens, SD card slot and dual cameras.
Here we're taking a picture of some balls using the VGA camera (640x480 pixels). On the top screen you can see a previous photo of our faithful sub-editor, Charles, who perhaps isn't quite as impressed with this giant handheld as us. The young whippersnapper.
Woah, that is one fat stylus! Its shapely pen-ness makes pointing and writing easier than with the twiggy normal stylus, which is also included. There's a slot for the ickle stylus to live in, but you have to carry ol' chubby here around in your top pocket.