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#1 Posted by Vinny_Says (5719 posts) -

Either by saving up or just getting a job. I saw that other thread about your first gaming platform and was wondering how different or similar the answers might be.....

#2 Posted by kingclaw (757 posts) -

None yet, platforms are too expensive, but I buy all my games with my saves.
But probably I´m going to start saving up for the next gen of consoles

#3 Posted by niamahai (1405 posts) -


and then another xbox360 because the 1st one RROD'd...

and then Wii

and then PS3 slim

and then DS

and then DS again cause my mom lost it

and then high-end PC

and then X360 Slim + Kinect cause my sister wanted dance central

when i was a kid (age 12 below) i was extremely bratty and always demanded for consoles. End up getting a Genesis and Saturn, really bad choices lol. When I hit 14, i realize i cannot pull shit like whine&complain anymore and stuck to hand-me-down PCs from my parents.

#4 Posted by supermike6 (3586 posts) -

Xbox 360,  my brother and I went halfsies. 

#5 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -


#6 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -

My first paycheck: PS3.

#7 Posted by Teoball (628 posts) -

N64. Then i played through Ocarina of time once before I sold it.

#8 Posted by Portis (1287 posts) -


#9 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

You know, consoles always come outt near my birthday, so I usually get them as birthday presents. With the 360, I chipped in some money. I'd have to say the DSi was actually probably the first I paid for entirely myself.

#10 Posted by Morien (161 posts) -


#11 Posted by dungbootle (2458 posts) -


#12 Posted by Ub3rSlug (153 posts) -

Thinking about it, the first console I bought with my own money was probably the original DS.

#13 Posted by Skald (4369 posts) -

I think it was a Platinum GBA, because I don't remember buying my Game Boy Color. I think it was about $110 by the time I got around to buying it.

#14 Posted by Vexxan (4623 posts) -

Saved up for months to buy my very own Game Boy Pocket.

#15 Posted by iizcallum (606 posts) -

Probably a DS, but if we're talking home consoles, then xbox 360.

#16 Posted by cosi83 (399 posts) -


#17 Posted by innacces14 (735 posts) -

360 to replace the old one I got back in '06. Nice 250gb model. This happened late last year.

#18 Edited by The_Hiro_Abides (1263 posts) -

PS1, this is also when I learned that a memory card is an essential thing to have with a PS1. From then on I made sure to know these kind of details.

#19 Posted by Kaungo (40 posts) -

Gaming Rig (if that count)

if not NDS

#20 Posted by Willin (1282 posts) -

Xbox 360, both of them.

#21 Posted by Master_Funk (737 posts) -


#22 Posted by RageExpressive (50 posts) -

First console I bought with my own money was an N64, bought it on the cheap from a friend, after that it was a PS2 and after that a PS3

#23 Posted by billyhoush (1192 posts) -


#24 Posted by zameer (606 posts) -

I've always saved for my consoles... so my childhood Gameboy.

#25 Posted by norenewalfee (108 posts) -

N64. Used my very first paycheck to buy the system. Still have it at my house ready to be hooked up. 

#26 Posted by George_Hukas (1317 posts) -

Gameboy or SNES, can't remember which came first

#27 Posted by Chop (1999 posts) -

I used all the money in my trampoline fund to buy it at launch. 

#28 Posted by ajamafalous (12029 posts) -


#29 Posted by Chris2KLee (2337 posts) -

PS2, dropped like $500 on it day one to get the system, memory card, extra controller and a couple of games. First big purchase I ever made with money from my first part time job. Felt like a pimp walking out of that EB with my new system in a special Sony PS2 branded shopping bag. Great system to.

#30 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

The original XBox. I got a used one like 2 years after they came out.

#31 Edited by JoeyRavn (4992 posts) -

A Game Boy Color.

#32 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2384 posts) -

My 360. First year of Bachelorhood. Good times.

#33 Posted by Creamypies (4075 posts) -

Xbox 360.

#34 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1225 posts) -

 Colecovision. Once I saw Donkey Kong, real fuckin' Donkey Kong, on an actual TV screen I cut lawns in the summer and shoveled snow in the winter to amass the small fortune (for a kid) to get one. Totally worth it.

#35 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

OG Xbox + Ninja Gaiden was my first purchase with my own money.

#36 Posted by MajesticOverlord (183 posts) -

The first console that I had to use my money for was the 360. After that I bought my PS3. 

#37 Posted by TanoPrime (180 posts) -

Hmm...I guess my student refund money back in the day doesn't count as my own so I'd say a PS3 when I started to work after university. 
#38 Posted by Raye (45 posts) -

The original Xbox, fat controller and all. :)

#39 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -

PC. Saved for ages, sold stuff and finally bought a system worth about $3500.

#40 Edited by SaFt (385 posts) -

Me and my brother had saved up some money and also sold our Super Nintendo to our cousins grandfather, who insisted that it was a Nintendo 64 even though we repeatedly said that it wasn't.

#41 Posted by Nasar7 (2729 posts) -

Starting with my old DS Lite I've bought all consoles/games this gen with my own money.

#42 Posted by Danteveli (1194 posts) -


#43 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -

The first console I bought with saved allowence money was the original GBA. The first platform I bought with an actual paycheck was the 3DS.

#44 Posted by Baal_Sagoth (1272 posts) -

Saved up like crazy for about a year to buy a gaming PC of my own so I didn't need to rely on the scarce availability of time on other people's PCs.

#45 Posted by kalmis (1559 posts) -

That would have been Sega Megadrive back in early 90's. Bought with money that I got from delivering local newspaper twice a week. Had some help from my brother. Who still today calls me slave driver because of that. I didn't really pay him well (if at all). Anyway our first purchase was Sega Megadrive that came bundled with Sonic 2. The next big thing we got was few years later when bough NHL 94.

#46 Posted by l4wd0g (1981 posts) -

Super Nintendo.

#47 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2695 posts) -

Game Boy Advance - Used it once the day I got it, never touched it again.

I paid for some PC parts and built a "gaming PC" when I was like 13, so that would have been first I guess.

First actual console would be the Xbox 360.

#48 Posted by Eversoranimus (122 posts) -

Gameboy Color was the first system I bought with my own money, and I still have.

#49 Posted by Krisgebis (222 posts) -

Amiga 600

#50 Posted by Matfei90 (1288 posts) -