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Your way up till today?

Lupin3

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What has been your way up till today's generation? Personally, It all begun in 1987 with:

NES -> Amiga 500 -> Amiga 1200 -> PlayStation -> N64 -> Dreamcast -> PlayStation 2 -> GameCube -> PlayStation 3 -> Wii -> Xbox 360 -> Xbox One -> PlayStation 4 -> Switch -> ?

PC (and handhelds) excluded. Has always been there in one way or another. Currently my main gaming rig.

EDIT: Updated with GameCube and Wii, which I forgot. And no, no handhelds included.
 
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molasar

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What has been your way up till today's generation? Personally, It all begun in 1987 with:

NES -> Amiga 500 -> Amiga 1200 -> PlayStation -> N64 -> Dreamcast -> PlayStation 2 -> PlayStation 3 -> Xbox 360 -> Xbox One -> PlayStation 4 -> Switch -> ?

PC excluded. Has always been there in one way or another. Currently my main gaming rig.
Are you from Europe?
 

Valonquar

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Coleco Telstar Ranger (THAT SHIT CAME WITH A HANDGUN) > Atari 2600 > Colecovision > TRS 80 with floppy drive and tape drive > NES > Genesis > Sega CD > 386PC > 486PC > SNES > PS1 > Saturn > More PC upgrades DOS > 3.1 > 3.11 > Win XP > Dreamcast > PS2 > Xbox (for like 2 games) > PS3 > Windows 7 > PS4 > Windows 10 > PS4Pro > PSVR

I know I had an N64 in there somewhere but like Xbox it was very very brief and for a handful of titles over a few weekends. Only thing I have now are Ps4Pro+PSVR, PC and the older spare PS4 in another room for media player.
 
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-Arcadia-

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Game Boy Pocket (I had a lot of earlier gaming experience, just not on my own system)
N64
Game Boy Color
SNES (A little out of order, huh? I wanted my own : P)
Dreamcast/GBA/GameCube/Xbox/PS2 (In order of pick-up)
DS/Wii/Xbox 360/PS3/PSP
3DS/Wii U/PS4
Switch (not sure what gen to put this in) and likely a PS5 or Xbox Series X. I haven’t decided yet.
 
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-Arcadia-

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My list made me realize me realize that our choices have contracted a little.

It wasn’t long ago (in Boomer time) that we had five active systems, all with their own libraries, differentiating features, and/or lots of exclusives.

Now it seems like you can mostly buy two systems, with the odd exclusive missed, and do just fine.
 

The Shift

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70's - Generic Pong Clone
80's - Atari 2600
80's - Sega SC3000H
80's - Sega Master System
90's - PC + Sega Mega Drive + Super Nintendo
90's - PC + Sega Saturn + Sony Playstation
00's - PC + Sega Dreamcast + Sony Playstation 2 + Nintendo Gamecube + Microsoft Xbox + Nintendo Gameboy Colour
00's - PC + Microsoft Xbox 360 + Sony Playstation 3 + Sony PSP + Nintendo DS
10's - PC + Microsoft Xbox One X + Sony Playstation Vita
20's - PC*

* keeping Microsoft Xbox One X for 360/One backlog
 
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Many different PCs through all of this:

Famicom -> Super Famicom -> Megadrive -> Mega CD -> PC Engine/CD -> Playstation 1 -> Sega Saturn -> Sega Dreamcast -> PS2 -> Gamecube -> Transition to PC/Nintendo only -> Wii -> WiiU -> Switch

Portable: Game Boy -> Game Gear -> Sega Nomad (imported, didn't work with my games, had to import some, ate batteries, waste of money but cool) ->Game Boy Color -> WonderSwan -> WonderSwan Color (FF edition) -> Game Boy Advance -> Game Boy Advance SP -> PSP -> DS ->3DS -> Vita -> And I guess the Switch counts here too.

Aside from the WiiU, PS2, Nomad, Vita, and original WonderSwan I still have all the others and their games, but I've long since stored them away (minus the Switch of course) after making backups of my games and using emulation to play them instead. These days the above machines pretty much belong to my daughter (minus the Switch again, she has her own) for whatever she wants to do with them.
 

Catphish

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The order might not be perfect, but it's close.

Pong > Atari 2600 > Intellivision > Atari 5200 > Colecovision > Commodore 64 > NES > Sega MasterSystem > Sega Genesis > Atari Lynx > SegaCD > SNES > PC (486) > Atari Jaguar > 3DO > Nintendo64 > PlayStation > PC (P2) > Sega Saturn > Sega Dreamcast > PC (Athlon) > PS2 > Xbox > PC (P4) > Xbox 360 > PS4 > WiiU > PC (i7) > PS4 Pro
 
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Psykodad

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Not really sure about the order when I was young, but:

Atari 2600
PC 286
PC 386
Sega Megadrive + Sega Mega-CD + 32X converter
SNES
Gameboy
PS1
PS2
PS3 (60Gb EU launch-model) (2x YLOD 💀)
PSP
PS Vita
PS4
PSVR
PS4 Pro

From PS3 onward, everything day 1 excl PSP.
 
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Old Retro

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1978 Atari 2600 and resurrected in 85
1987 NES
1989 Sega Genesis + power base converter
1991 Game Boyyyyy
1993 Super Nintendo
1996 :lollipop_trophy:July - Sega Saturn, August - Sony Playstation, launch day preorder N64
2001 Dreamcast
2002 PS2
2008 February - PS3, April - Wi
2009 Sony PSP
2014 PS4, RIP PS3
 
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StormCell

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My way up:
1986 Tandy 100 Color computer
1988 NES
1991 SNES
1993 Tandy 1000 (yeah I was LttP, but Battle Tech, 688 Attack Sub, Mega Traveller, among others)
1995 Sega Genesis
1996 Win 95
Late 90's Win 98/ME/??
2001 GameCube
2002 Win XP
2004 DS
2006 Wii
2007 360
2008 PS3
2012 Wii U
2017 Switch
2018 PS4

After the early 2000's, I don't even feel like mentioning what OS I gamed on, but I did game a ton on it Probably around 2007-2010 I slowly fell out of PC gaming because my friends were playing together on 360. Have kept with building my own PC but haven't refreshed the hardware nearly as much post-2012.

EDIT: I completely forgot to even list the 3DS, but I got one of those somewhere along the way, too. And the New 3DS. SMH.
 
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-Minsc-

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Thinks of importance I had access to.

(80's) Intellivision II (Family) > Tandy 1000 (EX?) (Family) > NES > (90's) GameBoy (Younger Bro) > Super Nintendo (Older Bro) > IBM PS/1 486 (OB) > Sega Genesis (YB) > Nintendo 64 (YB) > Compaq PC x2 (Family) > (00's) Dreamcast (Me: February 21, 2001... the door to Phantasy Star Online) > GameBoy Advance (YB) > GameCube (Me - Week of launch) > GameBoy Advance SP (YB) > Toshiba Laptop (Me, brothers, don't remember)> Nintendo DS (Me) > PS3 (YB) > Wii (YB) > Mid-2007 24" iMac (Me) > DSi (Me) > 3DS (YB) > (10's) Wii U (YB) > Current PC (2015 or 2016) > Time is flying.
 
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DynamiteCop!

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  • Atari 2600
  • Commodore SX-64
  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Nintendo GameBoy
  • Sega Genesis
  • Super Nintendo
  • Sega CDX
  • Sega Saturn
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Tiger Game.com
  • Nintendo Virtual Boy
  • Nintendo 64
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Sony PlayStation 2
  • Microsoft Xbox
  • Nintendo Gamecube
  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Sony PlayStation 3
  • Sony PSP
  • Sony PlayStation Vita
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • Microsoft Xbox One
  • Sony PlayStation 4
  • Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Microsoft Xbox One X
  • Microsoft Xbox Series X (coming soon)
  • Sony PlayStation 5 (coming soon)

  • PC gaming from the Commodore SX-64 - Current

I still have everything with the exception of the Switch and Commodore.
 

Omeggos

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Genesis > snes > gameboy > n64 > gbc > gba > ps1 > gamecube > ps2 > nintendo ds > psp > xbox > xbox 360 > nintendo 3ds > xbox one > ps4 > nintendo switch

ive also owned a vita and a wii u but i sold those within months so i dont count those.
 
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Celcius

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gameboy
snes
n64
ps1
dreamcast
genesis
ps2
gamecube
xbox
PC
x360
ps3

I owned a genesis somewhere in there (well after it was old) but I can't quite remember when it was. I sold my ps2 to build my firs PC back in high school and have had one ever since. This generation I've had no console and have been PC only. The PS1 and dreamcast I had at the same time.
 

TwiztidElf

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Binatone TV Master
Atari 2600
Amstrad CPC
Commodore Amiga
MegaDrive/Super Nintendo
Playstation 1*
Xbox*
Xbox360*
Playstation4*
*I've owned every console and handheld in every gen from Playstation1 era on, but just listed my "main" above.
Always had a capable PC also, but not a huge PC gamer.
 
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Sega Master System > Sega Genesis > Super Nintendo > Game Gear > Sony PlayStation > Sega Dreamcast > PlayStation 2 > Xbox > PSP > Xbox 360 > PlayStation 3 > Wii > Wii U > Vita > PlayStation 4 > Xbox One > PlayStation 4 Pro > Xbox One X > Nintendo Switch

I had difficulty placing the portable machines and may have put them in the wrong spot.... game gear especially foggy...

My one regret is I never owned a Saturn.
 

Cattlyst

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Amstrad CPC464>Mega Drive>Mega CD>Saturn>N64>Dreamcast>PS2>GameCube>Xbox>Xbox 360>PS4 & Switch

And of course others in between that were not my 'main' console, but owned for periods alongside or bought later out of curiosity, such as Jaguar and Jaguar CD, 3DO, PS1, PS3, CDi, NeoGeo CD, Virtual Boy, Vita, SNES, various handhelds etc etc.
 

slade

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Atari 2600
NES
Genesis
PC - for a bit of time in the mid nineties. After some fiddling around and getting pissed off with the broken nature of some games, I left PC gaming behind and did not return to it seriously until a year ago.
Super Nintendo
Playstation
Dreamcast
Gamecube
PlayStation 2
PSP
Xbox 360
Playstation 3
PSVita
Playstation 4
PC - built one myself a year ago. Do most of my gaming on it these days.
 

Turnstyle

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Acorn Electron > Commodore 64 > SNES > Playstation > Playstation 2 > Gamecube> Xbox 360 > Wii > Playstation 3 > Playstation 4 > Switch

Had a PC of some sort for a lot of that time too, as well as pretty much all the handhelds along the way.
 

Mecha Meow

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2600/Intellivision (1983)---> NES (1987)---> TG16/Genesis (1990)---> Gameboy (1991)---> SNES/TurboDuo/NES 2 (1993)---> Saturn/Virtual Boy (1995)---> PSX (1996)---> N64 (1997)---> Gameboy Color/NGP (1998)---> Dreamcast/NGPC (1999)---> Gamecube/GBA (2001)---> Xbox/PS2/GBA SP (2003)---> Nintendo DS (2004)---> PSP/XB360 (2005)---> Nintendo Wii/Nintendo DSlite (2006)---> Nintendo DSi (2009)---> Nintendo 3DS (2011)---> Nintendo WiiU/3DS XL (2012)---> Nintendo 2DS (2013)---> New Nintendo 3DS XL (2015)---> Nintendo Switch (2017)

Didn't include PC because that and upgrades have been all over the place since 1998.
 
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SixFourMike

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Master System
Mega Drive
SNES*
PS1
N64
PS2
Xbox 360**
PS3
Wii
Wii U
PC

Gameboy
Gameboy Colour
Gameboy Advance
PSP***
DS Lite****
3DS

*Parents got this off someone, had it for a year. Came with a couple games including Super Mario World, but never committed to that console.
**Bought this with Gears and Crackdown, got ridiculous buyer's remorse and got rid of it. Worst thing I ever bought. Hated the controller and the jet engine fans.
***Got off a friend. Mostly became a homebrew machine towards the end, didn't do much with it.
****Got one cheap before the library was good, partial trade towards the 360. This thing was in pristine condition, barely used. Eventually bought a terrible condition one from eBay with Pokémon Black/White.
 
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