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    Default Who here had the NES as their very first console?

    I did... hell, I had it before I was born, something that I say a lot. Twas meant for my brother while me mum was pregnant with I, but I adapted to it rather fast. Maybe not immediately after exiting the womb, but I've been playing on the NES since I was about two years old. This is the console that sucked me in to the universe of video games, and I want to know if anyone else had the NES as their first console system ever.
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    The nes was my first console. Sure, I played atari (5200 version) at a relatives house before, but the nes was the system in our family. Boy did it get lots of use. We bought the power set (power pad included) and had tons of fun playing all 3 games. I couldn't even guess how much money was spent just renting games, especially strategy and rpgs, for weeks at a time. Though my parents never got into gaming, many a night was spent playing jeopardy between all of us. I made money those nights too, dad would give me pocket change to run downstairs and get him a fresh beer good times, good times.
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    I did. Almost got a 2600 but didn't. The NES was my first real experience with home gaming. Before that I used to go to the arcade a lot.

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    ditto

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    it was my first system as well. I had two younger brothers so we were only allowed to play 2 player games. we only had a handful of games and we took turns picking the game we played. we used to close our eyes and "surprise" each other with each game, my brother's fav game was winter games....damn that was a boring game.
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    Not me. I had an Atari 2600 (Coleco Gemini in fact) and did not have a NES of my own until a couple of years ago. However, this doesn't mean I had no exposure to the console, as I spent countless hours at my best friend's house, playing on the Nintendo with him.

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    NES was my first console, though my first video game was a Donkey Kong Hockey Game & Watch. Dad bought a used NES from a friend at work, along with Skate or Die and Contra. I got Super Mario Bros. for my 4th birthday (and the picture to prove it)


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    It was my first system. I got it when my dad worked for Pepsi. He came with about 6 (i think) brand new systems. We kept one and gave one to a friend of ours. My parents then sold the remaining ones at a garage sale for about $50. I wish they would have atleast kept one of those so I could have an unopened NES today.

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    Twas my first, bought for my brother, but I played the hell out of it

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    your first love is the one you treausure the most... i love you NES!

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    it was my first also... maybe thats why im hooked on NES today

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    Christmas '87 (or was it '88) is forever etched in my memory. My first videogame system was a NES along with SMB, Legend of Zelda, Metroid and.... and.... and....T&C SURF DESIGNS!

    Actually, for parents that were completely clueless to videogames, I'm shocked they ended up picking Zelda and Metroid. They must have had some help from the store staff. That last pick no doubt had something to do with the Skateboarding phase I was going through at the time.
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    I got mine for Christmas around 1987. I didn't even know what one was. Surely enough I got hooked on it. Most of my fond childhood memories involve the NES in some way.

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    i got it in 1990
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    I had an Atari 2600 that I bought at a garage sale for like $5. It came with a ton of games, but rarely worked, and I don't think I EVER played it (mainly because it didn't work well, and the games I had sucked!)

    Because of this, I consider the NES my first system. It was the only system during my childhood that I really loved and gave me so many great memories. I guess that is why I'm so obsessed with it today. I got in 1988 I believe.

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    I got my NES when I was six. My aunt was a gamer and got me involved. I can still remember my parents trying to play it, too. Thems were the days.

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    i never owned one until maybe 4 or 5 years ago. i always played it at my uncles house when i was little. my first system was my dads colecovision, and then came my sega genesis, which kicked me into loving video games forever.

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    me, got it (action set) for my birthday one year. I was so excited! Then I got star voyager ( ) and spy hunter a month later for christmas.

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    The NES was my first console in my house and my first expierience with video games in general. Good times.

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