That lasted all of about a day before our eldest got her hands on it, but I did manage to have a little fun first - I managed to create my Mii. Ooh, get me!
I was tempted to video an 'unboxing' but really don't have the patience for that sort of thing, so I just jumped straight in for a play.
The 3D system has been improved so it is more stable, giving a better 3D view, and there is now a superior processor inside so games will load faster. The controls have also been improved with the addition of ZL and ZR buttons next to L and R, and there's a new C stick which gives better access overall.
There's also an internet browser and YouTube app pre-installed, but don't panic, these can easily be restricted by using parental controls. You can do the usual note doodling, and my girls loved the pre-installed Face Raiders game, where you take a photo of someone you love (or hate) and have them fly around the screen while you use them for target practice! This uses the new face-tracking 3D software too. The three cameras allow you to take 3D photos and 3D videos. Very clever.
I know that young and old will love this new product and I'm guessing it's already on a fair few 'wishlists'...
Disclosure: we were sent the new Nintendo 3DS and cover plates for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and our own!