The ‘DuckHunt’ gun. ‘SingStar’ mics. Dance mats. Steering wheels. Guitars. Drumkits. Turntables. The list of peripherals that are cluttering up the living roomsof the nation’s gamers is growing at a space-eating rate.

The latest piece of plastic to make demands on your storage? A skateboard controller, courtesy of ‘Tony Hawk Ride’. The game’s out on Friday, which should give you a few days to consign some other peripherals to their spiritual home – the loft.