Mario's hat from Super Mario Odyssey makes for a hilarious meme

And what about their enormous rivals? The lack of sleep is beginning to catch up with us.

Although the price may suggest otherwise, Nintendo isn't banking on the Switch being used as your primary console, instead the system is ideal when its used as a second console used for playing awesome first-party Nintendo games and as a platform to experience third-party titles on the go.

We'll have more about Nintendo's big E3 showing and a little more from Reggie in the coming days. Looking back at the classic Mario game, while the Italian plumber only used to jump on turtles and fish and other enemies to defeat them, he can do so much more in "Super Mario Odyssey". The success of the system and the attach rate of games on the system is making the Switch hard for third-parties to ignore, as long as there are Switches flying off shelves, games will be in development for the system.

Sony kept things clean and simple again this year, showcasing a range of excellent demos and trailers for its newest games, many of which are exclusive to PlayStation.

'Super Mario Odyssey' sparkles, blows minds Nintendo's new home and portable console, the Switch, appears to be on track for a strong first year, supported by successive releases of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and soon Splatoon 2.

"We wanted to make sure that it is a robust, well-executed online environment, and for the $20 annual subscription fee, the consumer says, 'This is a no-brainer". This lets subscribers play classic Nintendo titles that have been enhanced with online multiplayer. The fact that Cappy is not to be destroyed only makes the game even more interesting and a delight to play.

Arguably the biggest game reveal from Xbox is Forza Motorsport 7, with the popular racing game benefitting from an upgrade to the graphics and console capabilities. Sega Sports R&D has been at the helm of the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series ever since 2007, and numerous Japanese developers such as Camelot, Next Level and even Konami, Square Enix and Bandai Namco have all made their mark on Mario's various sports outings over the years.

The latest addition to the hugely successful Assassins Creed franchise was also shown off, with Assassins Creed Origins taking place among the pyramids of ancient Egypt. We've got that new development building in Kyoto that's full of hardware and software developers.

  • Arturo Norris