I got this system for my son's third birthday. At first he could not get the hang of the controller (I still think the motion controller is a gimmick, the only way to use it is through the normal joystick controls), but once he figured it out, he loves playing with it. The controller is very durable for the age its targetted for and also the console itself is very sturdy. Yet beware, the graphics are very basic so do not even compare it to nintendo wii quality graphics. Its much more retro (reminescent of a bit better than amiga graphics). The output media (a standard video out does not help) Yet its enjoyable for kids this age. The console advertises that it sells education games, which is a bit of an overstatement since the educational parts are limited, but then its much more educational than a typical PS3 game. I think for its price its worth it, but does have limited appeal in today's world of smart phones and portables such as the nintendo.