2004? (I think) My brother got a PS2 Slim. Both of played frequently. It was the console I spent most of my early childhood years on. The PS2 holds a special place in my heart, as my favourite console of all time. And even today, the PS2 in my eyes is pure perfection.Up until 2010 we used it extensively. I have memories with many games like Burnout 3, Gta vice city and san andreas, ssx, gran turismo, midnight club, nba street, shadow of the collosus, and much more. I still go back from time to time to relive those older games, and many even discover ones that I've never played before.
2009 My parents bought be a DS Lite.I don't remember much from the DS, but I do remember a few games, like pokemon platinum (my first nintendo game ever) and mario kart ds, along with a few others. Gave it away in to a cousin in 2011.
2009 My parents also bought us a Wii. Loved games like wii sports and resort, as well wii party (probably the most fun I've had in a multuiplayer game. Gave it away to the same cousin in 2013
2010 My brother bought an Xbox 360 from his first paycheck, and that sort of took over over the PS2 as our primary console. By this time I was developing a sense of what games are good and bad, and started ooto warm up to mature games. Probably the period where I gamed the most often, probably unhealthy amounts. Some games I loved were Skyrim, COD blacks ops 1 and 2, just cause 2, tomb raider reboot, assassin's creed black flag and more.
2011- Parents bought me a 3DS, which I still own to this day, the aqua blue og one. Gave away DS and most games to cousin, only kept a few like pokemon platinum. A lot of great memories here too. Mario kart 7, mario 3d land, animal crossing new leaf, etc
2013- At the end of 2013 I was simply burned out of gaming.I was falling out of it, and I think GTA V was the one that made me break. Wasn't into it anymore. Didn't feel like getting a PS4 or Xbox One, when all my friends were super hyped. Gave away my Wii.
2014-2015 Hiatus from gaming. I think I only did two games in those two years, Farcry 4 at the end of 2014 and Rise of The Tomb Raider at the end of 2015. And that's it.
2016- Thinking of getting a new console to get into nextgen, I was leaning towards PS4 at first. Though when I learned about Back compat, the xbox one was making a compelling case as well. After watching that years E3, I decided to go for the X1S alongside Forza Horizon 3 as my first next gen game. I was back in the game
2016-Dusted off 10000 layers of dust on my 3DS for Pokemon Sun/Moon, which I was also hyped for. I resumed gaming on the 3DS as well.
2017- With my brother out of college, he generally had more free time now, and had heard about the Switch. Both of us went to get a Switch on launch day alongside BOTW. There even used to fights between us for who get's to use the switch.
2018 and beyond- Looking to get a PS4 soon. Some of those exclusives (Spiderman, Detroit Become Human, Horizon) look very compelling.
To sum it up:
PS2 (2004-, still have it)
DS lite (2009-2011, given away)
Wii (2009-2013, given away)
Xbox 360 S(2010-, still have it, though very close to selling it as most of my library is back compat now)
3DS (og) (2011-, still have it, though I'm selling it as well once we get animal crossing and mainine pokemon on Switch)
Xbox One S (2016-, my primary gaming console. Play every multiplat I'm interested in here, plus Forza)
Switch (2017-, Secondary console, exclusives machine)
Though I've played some PS3 , PS4, Gamecube, and OG Xbox games too, when I borrowed my friends consoles for days at a time.
Bet with Intrinsic:
The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.