I think it's totally worth it. I got mines 2 months ago and I enjoy it a lot. It's perfect for parties or a large group of people. However, the games are lacking but I think it will get better with more time. I think Nintendo has to come up with games that target the teens/adut population(16-26 age range). THe majority of the games that are currently out are mroe for little kids maybe with the exception of resident Evil and Zelda. At the $250 price range is a great deal considering the Xbox 360 and PS3 sells for much more.