Played numerous other old-school consoles renting, mom's boyfriend had numerous of them and let people play for money. Those "video game houses", where quite popular in Brazil, and worked like cyber cafes. Of course he never charged me, although mom still payed a couple of times
PS1 was the first I actually owned, Even after I got a PS1 I rented SNES and N64 from a couple of times because I just liked them. But PS1 came first, then PS2, then DS, but DS soon started to feel pretty dated as my love for handhelds vanished very quickly.
At this point I wanted a PSP and a PS3, but parents had no money to buy none. So I stopped gaming for a while, playing online free games on PC, os downloading PS2/Gamecube illegally and emulating them (because eventually my PS2 stopped working). My uncle lived with me during this and had a Wii and a PSP, I loved the PSP but as portable never got to play much. I fucking hated the Wii thing forcing me to move my arms instead of just letting me click proper buttons smh
This changed around 2015 when I started to make my own money thanks to an scholarship grant. However instead of a PS3 or even a PS4 I got a... 3DS. At that time I spent all my day outside, only at home to sleep and at weekends I used to live with my grandparents, so yeah, pointless to have a stationary console to play it for 2 hours a week
Got a Switch next for the same reasons and this machine made me truly like gaming again. But then the pandemic hit and being at home quickly changed to be the norm rendering Switch portability to be more a detail than something necessary. I found it was time to finally get a PS4 and even though I still play a lot on Switch PS4 is now my main system. Looking at the prospects of still at home even after starting a masters degree I guess I'm back to Sony again and my next one is probably going to be PS5
Last edited by IcaroRibeiro - on 12 May 2022