Use it as a connector in cases where you have no other options. You do not have to use a console to play your video game. You can use any device that can get to the Internet. Many games that are for consoles have PC or other versions out there, so don't limit yourself to only console gaming. When purchasing a new console, test all of the parts so you do not get ripped off. Even if there are things you do not plan on using, make sure they work properly. You would hate to want to use a certain feature just to find out too late it doesn't work. Using consoles that access the Internet will let you try out game demos before you buy full games. This lets you choose games you enjoy and you won't spend money on games that you won't enjoy.