They're elite. stupid expensive at back in the day, still several hundred today. You don't trip over them at flea markets, goodwills, and yardsells like everything else and they're quality built. Personally I believe the game library is weak but the games worth playing are not to be missed. Almost everything worth playing is available in an anthology collection or on a virtual console, xbox live, etc. so the system itself isn't a must purchase but for the collector its an attainable rarity. the aes especially is one step below prototype carts, and two steps above atari 2600 porn and unlike the other two the aes is fun to play.