I purchased a Playstation 2, also known as PS2 several years ago and love it. It has given me zero problems so far and has a wide variety of games to play. You can even play online with it! Some things I liked the most about it was because it was so durable, has great graphics, and the amount of games you can play on it is mind boggling. Another great part about Sony is that the online connection is free unlike Microsoft. The Playstation 2 has many of other cool accessories like a multi-tap. You can connect multiple controllers to one console and you can game with all your friends. It does not over heat like the original Xbox, and dust does not get clogged inside of the fans. It has a cool design and Sony even designed a "Slim" Playstation 2 which is about a fourth the size of the original Playstation 2. When the slim model came out, you could trade in your old Playstation 2 and get the new Slim model for just $50. This is a very good gaming console for the recreational gamer or a young child just getting into video games. It is very durable and user friendly which makes it the ideal choice for younger children.