What's your console/computer history?

#1

What consoles/computers did you buy new, before you started collecting used ones?

For me it was like this:

Commodore VIC-20
Commodore 64
Amiga 1000
Sega Master System
Amiga 1200
PC Intel 486 DX 66
Game Boy
Game Gear
Super Nintendo
PC Intel Pentium 150
PC Intel Pentium II 350
PC Intel Pentium III 650
PC AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1200
Microsoft Xbox
Nintendo GameCube
Sony PSP 1000
PC Athlon 64 X2 2800+
PC AMD Phenom II X4 920
PC Intel i5 3570K
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch

And that last computer is where I am today… I am in need of a new PC soon, as it’s starting to show its age. I’ve gone through 3 new GPUs, 2 power supplies, and a new case since buying it, so it’s holding its own, but I don’t want to fork out the money for another GPU without upgrading the rest of it.

All of the computers and systems up to the Pentium 150 would have been family or older-brother purchased. I was too young to afford that! The first computer I ever bought with my own money (and built myself) would have been the PII 350 at the age of 17 (1997). I’ve been building my own computers since then.

Edit: formatting, forgot game gear.

#2

It’s hard to remember the exact history but:

NES
Genesis
N64
GBC
Windows PC
PS1
Xbox
Dreamcast
GBA
GBA SP
GCN
Xbox 360
DSiXL
Wii
3DS
WII U
PS2 (you read that right)
More 3DS systems (every non 2DS model)
PS3
Vita
PS4
Switch

I picked up SNES, Saturn and Neo Geo MVS as a collector after the fact. PS2 was still in production even though I got it right before or after the Wii U (can’t remember which game first but I think Wii U).

#3

My first few systems were all used but were current gen at the time: VIC-20, Intellivision, Commodore 64. A bunch of current systems were bought used since then.

But for brand new only:

1987 - NES, SMS
1990 - Gen, GB
1991 - GG
1992 - SNES, TG16
1994 - PC, Lynx
1995 - PS1
1996 - Sat
1997 - VB, N64
1998 - GBC
1999 - PC, DC
2001 - PS2, NGPC, GC
2002 - XB
2004 - PC
2005 - DS
2006 - 360
2007 - Wii
2008 - PC
2010 - PS3
2012 - 3DS
2014 - Wii U
2015 - PS4

#4

Ah crap, I forgot game gear.

#5

Me too! :joy:

#6

Damn Neo, you’ve bought more new consoles than I have now in total!

#7

Some were bought by my parents and some were exceptionally good clearance deals (TurboGrafx, Virtual Boy, and Lynx were all $50 CAD or less).

#8

Makes me wish I had been collecting all this time. Granted, the further I head down the everdrive route, the less I want to collect media. I still think real hardware, a real controller, and a CRT are must haves.

#9

NES
Gameboy
SNES
PC
Playstation 1
PS 2
Xbox
PS 3
Nintendo DS
DS Lite
PSP
Xbox 360
Wii
Wii U
PS 4
Vita
Switch
3DS

#10

Intellivision
Atari 2600
NES
Master System
Genesis
Gameboy
PC
SNES
Game Gear
Sega CD
PS1
N64
PC
Dreamcast
PC
Ps2
GBA
Xbox
Gamecube
Xbox 360
Ps3
Wii
PC
–started recollecting retro stuff–
3DO
Saturn
32X
Lynx
NeoGeo CD
3DS
WiiU
PS4
Xboxone
PC
Switch
PC

#11

I’ll list mine in order of how I acquired

Pong- Too young to remember how we got this
Intellivison- Christmas gift
Nintendo- Christmas gift
Vertex- Gifted to me by a friend who just got an NES
Sega Genesis- first console I purchased myself
Super Nintendo- Christmas gift
Gameboy- Christmas gift
Game Gear- Gift from my girl friend
PC Packard Bell 486 DX2 166- took a loan out for this
Nintendo 64- purchase at launch
Sega Saturn- purchased a year after launch
PlayStation- Hand-me-down from my brother
Xbox- purchased at launch
GameCube- purchased at Wind Walker release
Wii- purchased for my kids
DS Lite- purchased at launch
PSP- purchased in 2010
WiiU- Christmas gift for my kids
PS3- Another Hand-me-down from my brother
Xbox One
Switch
Dreamcast LTTP

#12

It’s tricky to list out my PC history - it started with a Gateway 2000 386 and has been a string of updates/upgrades ever since, often with many multiple desktops, laptops, and servers running simultaneously. (Before my wife and I were married, I had 3 Linux servers running in my kitchen.)

New consoles are a bit easier to track:

Atari 2600
NES
Game Boy
Lynx
Super Nintendo
PSX
GBA
PS2
Dreamcast
DS
PSP
PS3
3DS
WiiU
PS4
Switch

#13

Lol that sounds like me… I’ve always got at least one linux server running somewhere. Lately it’s just been a droplet at Digital Ocean.

#14

Commodore 16
Master System
Gameboy
NES
Game Gear
SNES
Commodore 64
Amiga 500
PC
N64
Dreamcast
GBA
GameCube
PS2
XBOX
XBOX 360
PS3
Wii
DS
3DS
Wii U
PC
XBOX ONE
XBOX ONE S

Think that’s the right order :thinking:

#15

Owning an N64 on launch day must have been insane.

#16

game & watch
atari 2600
colecovision
Commodore 64
Atari 800XL
Amiga A500
pc engine
interface CD-Rom unit
Super famicom
SuperGrafx
gameboy
Sega Saturn
N64
Dreamcast
PS2
gameboy advance
gamecube
pc
Xbox 360
DS
3DS
wii U
Xbox one
Xbox one S
Xbox one X
Raspberry pi3
Nintendo Switch
Famicom Classic
NES classic
SNES Classic

2nd hand:
Megadrive
Duo-R
Playstation
wii
gameboy advance micro
xbox

#17

I have such a list on my moby games profile

https://www.mobygames.com/user/sheet/userSheetId,181149/

Currently Have

  • Dedicated arcade cab – Flicky (1984)
  • Nintendo Switch
  • New Nintendo 3DS
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Nintendo DSi XL
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Sony PlayStation 2
  • Acorn BBC Micro
  • Acorn Electron
  • Apple iPhone
  • Apple MacBook Pro
  • Apple Macintosh Classic
  • Atari Jaguar
  • Atari ST
  • Bandai WonderSwan
  • Bandai WonderSwan Color
  • Commodore Amiga
  • IBM PC / Compatible
  • Microsoft Xbox
  • Nintendo DS
  • Nintendo DS Lite
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Nintendo SNES
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • Samsung N504 (NUON)
  • Sony Clié (Palm OS)
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Sony PlayStation PSone
  • Sony PlayStation 3 Slim
  • Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP)

Used to Have

  • Apple iMac
  • Apple iPad
  • Apple Power Mac
  • Atari 7800
  • Commodore Amiga CD32
  • GamePark 32 (GP32)
  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Nintendo 3DS XL/LL
  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo Game Boy Advance
  • Nintendo Game Boy Color
  • Sega Mega Drive
  • Sinclair ZX81
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum
  • SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color
  • Sony PlayStation 4
  • Sony PlayStation Vita
  • Sony PlayStation Vita TV
#18

While I didn’t own one at launch, a friend of mine rented an imported Japanese N64 the week it came out. It was really exciting to play Super Mario 64 a few months before its domestic release.

#19

N64 was about the only console I bought on launch day, I was at technical college at the time and we would go into town at lunchtime, everyone was in the shop queuing up for a go of Mario 64, I walked straight up to the counter and bought one while they queued :smile: (I hadn’t mentioned to anyone that I had been saving up for one for 3 months)

#20

You guys are crazy! I feel inadequate… rofl

Lots of Master Systems in here, I’m liking that. I don’t think it’s the best console ever by any stretch, but I love it the most.