How old were you when you got your first console?

United States
October 4, 2008 8:00pm CST
My question for this board is : How old were you when you got your first console? I would also like to know if you bought it yourself, or if someone bought it for you. I got a game boy color at age 8, from my parents.
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@tonev2 (30)
• Bulgaria
27 Sep 11
I was five when i first got my famicom pirate console it was so much fun for me. I remember exchanging cartridges with friends ( and now i regret it because some of my favorite cartridges are gone ) Now i am a retro videogame collector :) if anyone has games that they don't need i will be happy to take them and they will be in good hands.
@Marcola (2776)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I got an NES for my 9th birthday. (The 8-bit Nintendo.) I didn't get hooked on video games until I was 13, though. That was when I got a Super Nintendo.
• United States
22 Oct 08
I trade a bunch of toys for a game boy advance when I was about 11. the first system my family got was a NES when I was 6 (10 yrs ago O.o) which I believe was given to us by my aunt... Yeah... we couldnt afford much but thats changing XD lol we got 2 of the current gen systems just in time for them to be obsolete XD lol but I got a DS last year for christmas, I cant even tell you how happy I was, I had wanted it for 3 years, and had finally saved up 100 dollars to get it when my mom gave me one for christmas :D I was so happy...made that money STRETCH too :P
@060157 (1060)
• Pakistan
10 Oct 08
i played the atari when i was 2 and it was so much fun to play some games like tanks and pac-man against my brother. the single player knight rider and pitfall games were enjoyable too. but the first console that i bought with my dad was NES =D
@zeroflashx2 (2489)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
I had my first console when I was 7 or 8. Not sure. It was an Atari 400 with a Joystick which had 1 button on it. I can still remember those day. I had a curfew on my playing time and I had a 1 hour time limit in playing everyday. I remember the games I liked to play such as Math Mileage and Crazy Kritters. It was fun. I still have the console here but I'm not sure if it still works.
• United States
5 Oct 08
um..i think 8 or 9? we had an original atari that our grandmother bought for christmas. which required a lot of begging-it was expensive back then.
@hellcowboy (7380)
• United States
5 Oct 08
I am not quite sure how old I was when I got my first console because I have always been into video games,and I have played them since I was a little kid,if I had to guess when I got my first console I would say it was an original Game Boy and I think my parents gave it to me when I was like six,but that is just a guess,I do know I prefer the regular consoles instead of the handheld ones,so I did not keep that Game Boy long.