#1 Edited by eroticfishcake (7793 posts) -

The other day whilst reorganising my games I found some old cartridges for the Commodore 64,  which I fondly remembered playing when I was just a young un'. Looking back at it now I realised just how old I was and how the gaming industry has vastly changed since then.
Saying that, I just wanted know what was the first console (can include computers of course) that you've ever played and which one made the bigger impact. Doesn't hurt to mention what game you played as well.
Edit: Turned out it was actually a Commodore VIC-20 first THEN the 64.  Also, computers are just as welcome.

#2 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

Mine was the NES.  Probably when I was about two or three.

#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Probably the Sega Genesis, even if it was the better looking Model 2.

#4 Posted by Jiquk (203 posts) -

Playstation 1/Crash bandicoot yes i am fairly young.

#5 Posted by KillaMaStA (859 posts) -

Dude I honestly dont remember, my dad used to be a gamer so he had some stuff that Im sure I touched but the first one I considered my own was the ps1.

#6 Posted by skidd (461 posts) -

Probably played a bit of the Mega Drive, dont really remember much of it. Otherwise, I guess it was the PS1...kinda late to the games scene compared to most

#7 Posted by Lashe (1268 posts) -

NES here probably. Although my dad still had an Amiga when I was young so maybe I had a shot on that. NES is the first memory though. 

#8 Posted by jackgordon (55 posts) -

Sega Mega Drive for me got it when I was about two or three years old I think.

#9 Posted by IchiroYagiza (442 posts) -

NES was my first.
#10 Posted by InFamous91 (931 posts) -

Sega Genesis.....'Sigh' Earthworm Jim I miss you =( 

#11 Posted by Emandudeguyperson (2501 posts) -

N64, that thing totally sucks now...
#12 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

the only console i ever played was at my mom's friend's house.. i touched it once. arabs call any old console "atari" (lol) so thats what i used to call it and i dunno which one it was. but my gaming is on PC only

#13 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4141 posts) -

SNES was the first console I ever played on. Still own it too.

#14 Posted by GunnBjorn (2911 posts) -

My mom bought me a second-hand Atari 2600 when i was 8 years old. 
That must've been 1984/1985. 
There came two games with it: Space Invaders and Missile Command. 
#15 Posted by Pappasman (119 posts) -

the first game console ive ever played was a Genesis but the oldest was probably an NES.

#16 Posted by juanvaldes (187 posts) -


#17 Edited by eroticfishcake (7793 posts) -

I'm guessing most of us are about 16-20 or so? Despite playing older consoles first I was really more of a SNES/PS1 kid. My friend had a Sega Genesis and my cousins had a NES though I didn't have a chance to play them much.
Was talking to my dad a minute ago, turns out it was the Sinclair ZX-80 (he liked it so much he got two) that was the first computer in my house. I remember seeing it but not playing with it.

#18 Posted by NintenDood (366 posts) -

I'm not sure, but it was either the Saturn or NES. I'm pretty sure the NES, because I have fond memories of playing through Batman all the time back then.

#19 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

Playing Mario on the NES I think.

#20 Posted by Brendan (8371 posts) -

SNES for me, I was born 1990.  I have played the NES as a youngin' however.
#21 Edited by guiseppe (2844 posts) -

Commodore 64, and I still have it. It works but not its tape player. Although I don't know if that counts, as it's not really a game console.
#22 Posted by eroticfishcake (7793 posts) -
@guiseppe: Was the VIC-20 a tape player or was it orginally the 64? I found the tapes but I don't remember how to use them. (I was too young to fathom the technical details at the time).
#23 Posted by Pepsiman (2495 posts) -

If we're including computers, then I believe it would be some very early 90s Mac model before they shifted to the PowerPC architecture. Super Munchers, Carmen Sandiego, and Oregon Trail were definitely my best friends on that thing. But if we stick exclusively with consoles, then it'd be the Model 2 Sega Genesis, which I ended up getting from my parents towards the end of its life, years after being weaned on the Mac. To this day, I still think that games like Sonic 3 and Earthworm Jim 2 are really fun and playable. The majority of my library from that time might not be so high in quality due to ignorance at the time, but I probably wouldn't be nearly the sort of gamer that I am if I didn't have that machine and fall in love with it.

#24 Posted by hamlaser (230 posts) -

My first console was the Atari 2600.

#25 Posted by yakov456 (1941 posts) -

My parents Pong unit, followed by the Atari 2600.

#26 Posted by guiseppe (2844 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
" @guiseppe: Was the VIC-20 a tape player or was it orginally the 64? I found the tapes but I don't remember how to use them. (I was too young to fathom the technical details at the time). "

If I remember correctly, VIC-20 also had a tape player. I never owned a VIC-20 so I don't know for sure, but I think you could even use the same tape player for both systems.
#27 Posted by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -

Sega Genesis/32X. Sonic the Hedgheog 2 and Virtua Racing were a couple of the very first video games I played. This was around 1994 or so, when I was 3.

#28 Posted by eroticfishcake (7793 posts) -
@guiseppe: Considering the fact that the 64 was really just an updated model on the VIC-20 it would make sense that it uses the tapes as well. I mean, apart from the colour they looked virtually alike.
#29 Posted by Bigbombomb (677 posts) -

The first (and oldest console I own) console i ever played was the Sega Genesis. I still have it in a box somewhere, I just don't know where.

#30 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -


#31 Posted by TobyD81 (1235 posts) -

First I played was NES, and the oldest was either the Atari 2600 or the Apple II e (not sure which came first.)

#32 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

TI994a was my first home device that could play games.
NES was my first console.
Had a 'friend' I visited once (just once) that had a Atari 2600, but he wouldn't let me play it.

#33 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

my first video game was the NES. very fun games to play. i remember playing contra, super mario, mario 2, mario 3, duck tales, and some others.

#34 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -

NES, but the first one I really played the games seriously was the SNES

#35 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2585 posts) -

It was either the sega saturn or the nes....

#36 Posted by CitizenKane (10513 posts) -


#37 Posted by Alex_Murphy (1184 posts) -

Like a lot of other people here I started on the good old 2600

#38 Posted by buzz_clik (7055 posts) -
Atari 2600. I've still got one hooked up, ready to roll.
#39 Posted by MKHavoc (1307 posts) -

The first console I ever played was the SNES.  I think it was my uncle's.

#40 Posted by calidan777 (854 posts) -

Frogger on my Atari 5800,it was the shit!!

#41 Posted by PenguinDust (12705 posts) -

Super Pong in 1978 (I think) then a 2600 in 1980.

#42 Posted by ChickenPants (934 posts) -

Proud to say the Amiga.

#43 Edited by Themanohall (397 posts) -

The Game Boy Pocket was my first video game "thing," my first console was the GameCube when I was about 8.
EDIT: The first console I ever played was my dad's NES.

#44 Posted by damnboyadvance (4061 posts) -

Mine was the SNES. After that, the Gamecube. Then the Wii. Yet I do not and will not consider myself a fanboy, as I don't like the Wii games anymore and I want a Xbox 360.
Sorry, just had to say that.

#45 Posted by natetodamax (19231 posts) -

Oldest console I've played is the NES

#46 Posted by Teptom (2047 posts) -

Nintendo Entertainment System

#47 Posted by Seedofpower (3954 posts) -

The Nes when I was 3. 
I always got beat up by my brother for deleting his Zelda save.

#48 Posted by Fezz (445 posts) -

The first console I played was the Genesis when I was about three.

#49 Posted by the_stig (234 posts) -
@PenguinDust said:
" Super Pong in 1978 (I think) then a 2600 in 1980.

Same ones I had as well.
#50 Posted by Dalai (7113 posts) -

First played the NES, but dabbled with the Atari 2600 and Intellivision.