The ever popular Nintendo DS
Ah, the humble portable games console that just doesn't want to die. Admittedly the original Nintendo DS was over-large, clunky and with a poor screen, but the DS platform has been kept going in style by the utterly fabulous DS Lite for the last year or two. Even in the face of the Wii and XBox 360 and PS3 in the living room, the sheer private playing experience that is the DS keeps on winning out. Think about it - you're a kid or a teenager - with the DS Lite you can curl up and play in your bedroom, no TV or other kit needed. And, thankfully, at long last the standard and number of game titles appears to be rising. Brothers In Arms, for example, quite staggering on the DS, see my review, though there are just as many really terrible titles, so look at the scores before buying anything! The DS Lite is highly recommended for you and your kids, and no I don't have any shares in Nintendo!