The Telegraph says it is "comfortable to hold," has "a real sense of fun" but has a "cumbersome" CPU and "lacks a real system seller" game.
The Guardian says its multiplayer games are "enormous fun" but the split controllers and screens are a "difficult proposition."
Gamespot likes its "exciting innovations" but isn't as keen on its "cheap hardware" and "clunky OS".
Techradar thinks it's "wonderful" to finally see Mario in HD and a "fantastic perk" to be able to play your console without a TV, but criticised the GamePad's battery life and range of available games.
More top news
Noticeably milder day, but rain heading in later this afternoon.
Prince Harry has shown off the results of his photography skills in a series of images he took on a charity trip to Kenya last week.
Oxfam have released a 10-year review accessing the impact of their work after the Tsunami.