There’s no denying it; an alarming number of kids and teenagers these days are addicted to video games and there are a number of real concerns about today’s video games. If you want to purchase video games for your child, I recommend choosing a classic system for the following reasons:
1.) VIOLENCE—Today’s games (e.g. Grand Theft Auto) are violent compared with classic games (e.g. Pac-Man).
2.) TIME—A single play of a current game (e.g. Halo 3) can take several hours. Classic games (e.g. Galaga), on the other hand, typically do not take nearly as long. Shorter-play games may lead to more time spent doing other activities, like doing chores or playing outside.
3.) COST—Today’s video game systems (e.g. Xbox-360, Playstation 3, Wii) cost well more than $300. Individual modern games typically run for $50-60. Alternatively, you can purchase a classic system, including built-in games, for as little as $15.
Check out the links below to purchase inexpensive classic game systems that plug directly into a TV: