All depends on the situation. My son broke one and lost 2 ( cannot comprehend how and where). I am unemployed and don't have the extra money to shell out. I got 2 nyko wands for what I would pay for one wiimote. They serve their purpose and Won't sting as much if they get lost or broken. My son ever learns how to take care of his things, maybe I will spent the extra, but these are working for what we need them for.