Dad, it's the future, if you don't have the new technology you fall behind. And this is so new, it's not just an investment for me, but for all of us/both of us! This is a thing you could use, I could use, anyone could use! It's nice eye candy in the room and is very sleek. Having this is an awesome addition for any entertainment system! There's so many cool games you would like. Boxing, Baseball, and even fishing. And you can just pick up and play. If you don't want to use it for that you could use it for Weather or News even! Also you can download great hits from older systems, remember dad? Anyways I have thought very hard about all that I just said, I hope you will atleast take it into consideration dad!