Wii U
Contiue gaming on it even when TV is off. New Super Mario Bros Mii game will put your avatar next to Mario in a co-op multiplayer. Lego City Stories is coming exclusively for Wii U and 3DS. Not built for using away from the console. No price yet, due out next April.

PS Vita
USE a mixture of buttons and screen swipes in games. In Little Big Planet, you can tilt Sack Boy to get him to the next jump. Virtua Tennis lets you swipe across the court to fire the ball past your rival. Preorder from GAME, £229.99 (Wi-Fi only) and £279.99 (3G)


GAMING Gods Nintendo and Sony handed down tablets to their followers this week with the commandment: Thou shalt have fun.
Just over a year after the iPad went on sale in the UK, along with touchscreen games from the App Store, the Japanese entertainment behemoths have shown they aim to blast Apple from their territory.
GADGiTS was in Los Angeles at E3 for a first hands on with Nintendo's Wii U and Sony's PSVita - and can reveal that both push the right buttons for gamers.
They're built for play, but they aren't just toys. I can envisage a few educational uses for the pair of them too.
First up was the Vita on Monday. With PS controls, a 5.1-inch touchscreen, front and back cameras and an innovative rear touch pad, it's like a PSP on steroids, and you can use a mixture of buttons and screen swipes to get to the next level in your game.

In Little Big Planet, for example, you can tilt Sack Boy to get him to the next jump. He also responds to the touchpad on the back. Virtua tennis lets you swipe your finger across the court to fire the ball past your opponent.
And in Uncharted: Golden Abyss you have the option to guide Drake up rock walls by tracing a yellow trail with your finger. Tilt the handset and he swings precariously from the ledge. But you can stick to using the buttons if you want.
So much for the gameplay, which is as good as it gets on a handheld, but the way it interacts with your PS3 is the really interesting part.