Which was your first console ever?

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  1. tbb043

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    Family had a Coleco Telstar as early as I can remember (before age 3 even) but it was only hooked up every now and then.

    FIrst cartridge system for the family, my dad bought an Intellivision along with most of the sports games... I did get a bunch of non sports games over those early days though. Dad sold it and all our games to family friends near the end of the 80's. Wish he hadn't, those games were all CIB, and still had the overlays.

    Mom let us buy a Arcadia 2001 at like a charity sale. It was like an intellivsion (even down to the same exact controllers) but with worse games. Speaking of games, came with a bunch, good thing as I've never seen this or any games in stores. Might even still have this in a pile of junk that resides in the basement, but it hasn't been seen in decades. The games were not CIB and many overlays lost thanks to my sister not ever keeping anything nice (even to this day) and me ignoring it once I got the next system up.

    First system that was just mine was a Nintendo (entertainment system). Still works, thanks to blowing on carts all those years (yes it DOES help to blow). It was the Control Deck system with SMB included (not a combo cart with Duck Hunt or anything else, those didn't start for a few years afterwards). Thank goodness it also included TWO controllers (hear that modern consoles?) and a/v cables besides the RF adapter. Now sitting next to a Dreamcast under a desk being used as a HDTV stand in my bedroom,
     
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  2. Shadow#1

    Shadow#1 Wii & 3DS Softmod Expert

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    First was a

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  3. PamelaBanks

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    I started playing my games on the PC.
     
  4. toxic9

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    NES Super Set (4 controllers + adapter) + 3 in 1 game cart (SMB + Tetris + Nintendo World Cup)
    I preserve that stuff perfectly in my collection until today!
     
  5. Snugglevixen

    Snugglevixen Princess of Cuddles

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    On your lap.
    Xbox with Halo 2
     
  6. Shadow#1

    Shadow#1 Wii & 3DS Softmod Expert

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    Um PC is not a console
     
  7. leonmagnus99

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    something called.. micro? not sure of the name but it was a black console. (along with it, iirc. we had something where we would shoot ducks on screen, i dont know the name.)
    then we had a sega, then a gameboy etc.
    gba/psx/ps2
     
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  8. mightymuffy

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    Family? Atari 2600. The old chap did have one of the pong clones before that, but I think it'd gone before I was old enough to play games.
    Bought myself? (Well, birthday money!) NES with SMB/Duck Hunt + Zapper.
     
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  9. Condemned87

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    My first console was a Atari 2600 JR... :) I'm old!
     
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  10. Unleanone999

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    Game and watch is my first videogame toy but my very first game console was the famicom with super mario.
     
  11. Shadow#1

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    Only console I can think of with micro in it's name is GBA Micro
     
  12. MockyLock

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    You forgot the MicroVision :
     
  13. saltyCake

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    My first console was a Gameboy Advance SP (with backlight!) I got it when i was around 3 with Mario Kart Super Circuit, Wario Land 1, Donky Kong and Super Mario Land. Had really fun with it back then (espcially with Zelda the minish cap <which i "borrowed" from my Sister at the Age of 4>. I still have it and some times i even play with it.

    There is it
     
  14. aos10

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    Atari 2600 with strange looking and big joystick(it's different from the original joystick, but better), i think it was pre-loaded with several games.

    I think i got it in 1989 or 1990.
    The only games i remember playing on it is two games, the first one was vertical shooter airplane.
    The second game was hide and seek game, two characters and one start counting and the other hide in any object in the house (sofa, table, etc), i used to play this game a lot with my sister.
     
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  15. Captain_N

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    atari 2600
     
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  16. oofio

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    Gamecube with Megaman anniversary collection
     
  17. VinsCool

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    hehe I have one sitting on my table right now, you should come and play some games with me c:
     
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  18. MushGuy

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    Mine was an Atari 2600 Jr. clone with many games built in. My dad bought it for me for my birthday. Good memories.
    It looked something like this (not my video):
     
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  19. Xzi

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    Well, my family had a PC before I got any consoles, but my grandma bought me and my brother a SNES for Christmas when I was six.
     
  20. Eix

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    mine was a PS1 with Croc legend of the gobbos with it
    the disc got scratched up so my mom decided to trash the console (with my memcard) instead of the disc
    but that was before i understood how it worked

    i bought another for 30$ at the local antique shop and i just need to find a new memcard for it
     
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