Summary: I am not a big game player and purchased this for my son of 7 years. We have a blast playing every game we have bought so far (football, baseball, shrek) The reason I went with x-box was because of Jedi Starfighter special edition.
Summary: Awesome game experience, easy to set up and get started. Variety of games available is increasing all the time, and getting more intense. Only weaknes is the DVD. From on-line research it appears to be a common failure point, and it is a proprietary module from Microsoft.
Pros: DVD player is weak link and proprietary to mfg
Cons: DVD player is weak link and proprietary to mfg