Arriving amidst a sea of mixed coverage and hands-on reactions, Nintendo's portable home console hybrid is easily their most talked-about system since the Wii.
Mostly because the Wii U had about as much impact as a wayward mouse fart, but there you go.
Thankfully, in learning all sorts of lessons from the past 30 years, Nintendo have rolled together ever major feature they first innovated across each subsequent generation, into what could eventually be one of the best consoles of all time.
Yes, it lacks the rendering punch necessary to get something Call of Duty running smoothly and the only third-party games you can play are those from many an awesome indie developer, but the foundations are here for an awesome future of non-stop play, taking the same system with you on the go, before docking it and continuing on the big screen.
What works and what doesn't? Well...