Nintendo, no doubt employing the expertise of DeNA in particular, is utilising smartphone apps for managing key parts of the Nintendo Switch. There'll be an app for managing aspects of online features, and a trailer showcases how an app can be used to monitor a youngster's play habits and limit their time each day.

It all looks rather clever, and gives parents plenty of control for protecting their young 'uns.

Let us know what you think of this approach in the comments.