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.....
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.
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.
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.