You can enjoy playing games this way just as much without spending $40 to $60 per game. Be sure that new gaming console you are considering works properly. Make sure all the outlets work even if you do not plan on plugging additional controllers or headsets. If after a year of use, you find that something does not work, a return will be impossible. Rent a game before you buy. Played games can be traded in, but not returned. Renting a game is a good way to see how violent a game is and let your children try it and see if they like it or not.