My family has a lot of video game systems (we sort of collect them; we have all the Nintendo systems, PS, Xbox & Sega etc.) so we really wanted something with lots of shelving, preferably closed. I honestly thought this unit would be crummy, and I was pleasantly surprised! It went together pretty easily, (although, my husband did it by himself, he may have something different to say about it!) and it looks a lot less "cheesy" than I thought it would. We bought it in a bundle with the "audio pier" things (they look like book cases to me). Combined, the two towers and this credenza hold all our systems, all the controllers and most of our DVDs/Games. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is on a budget. It was affordable and definitely worth the well under $300 price we paid for it. We were surprised mostly, by how much it can store. We have a small house and 50" TV. This unit was perfect for both.