Whether they’re set up in your living room or in the attic, we want to know just what videogame systems you’ve got hooked up.
If you’re anything like me, you have more than your fair share of videogame systems – though I’d like to define my own personal “fair share” as one of each. If we were polling on system ownership, things could get downright crazy, so we’re going to go with only the systems you currently have hooked up.
I don’t care where they’re at. Maybe you’ve got an Atari 2600 attached to a TV in your basement or an NES set up in your bedroom. Perhaps you have a Sega Saturn hooked up to your projector. Whatever it is, we want to know about it.
For the purpose of this poll, we’re going with the Wikipedia definitions of the console generations. We’re grouping old consoles together by generation for ease of use, but will break the newer ones out. After all, unless you’re Ralph Baer, you probably don’t have any of the really old stuff still hooked up. I’ll list most of the notable systems for each, but there will definitely be some that I forget. If you’ve got something exciting, or a particularly cool portable system like the Neo Geo Pocket Color or Virtual Boy make sure you hit us up in the comments.
Says Poll Error – Maximum Choices Allowed = 1
Also, there is no PC option. I have my PC hooked up to my television as well
Every time a change is made to the poll it appears to reset itself to a one choice limit – how strange!
Anyway, that’s fixed now 🙂
We’re sticking with consoles on this one, but we’ll certainly have a computer related poll in the near future. It’ll give me a chance to brag about how my Atari 400 kicks the crap out of the Atari 2600 everyone loves so much 😀
My XEGS—which is essentially an Atari 8-bit–series computer (like the 400) positioned as a game console—sure is a lot of fun, but I still give the edge to the 2600. Not only did the 2600 end up supporting a very large and eclectic library, but there’s a certain charm in the clever workarounds to overcome its technical limitations that is simply missing in a machine that is built to be more technologically advanced from the get-go.
That said, Atari 8-bit “Pac-Man” kicks VCS “Pac-Man”’s ass.
Wii, 360, and a V.Smile for my daughter. 🙂
PS3 and 360. Also have a PSP I use.
Consoles I’ve owned however include:
If it weren’t for the Wii I won in a charity raffle a few months ago, I would be able to sail under the one-choice maximum by ticking the first choice only: Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari XEGS, and ColecoVision. (I still need to get a C64 and maybe an IntelliVision…) The Wii is hooked up to my HDTV, but the rest are with the “classic” 4×3 CRT sitting opposite the HDTV that largely replaced it. The CRT area is also where I keep my collection of composite-cable handhelds adapting classic arcade games (you know, like 4 Pac-Man games built into a unit that looks like an old-style joystick).
OK, I just saw Dick’s message about fixing the one-choice limit and have put in my vote.
Hooked up is the PS2, the PS3, the Wii, the 360 and the Saturn (not really sure why, I haven’t turned the Saturn on in years). Oh, and the PC.
In the garage sits the Genesis, the SNES, the Gamegear, the 2600 and the NES.
My brother has ALL of his systems hooked up – the SNES, the NES, the XBox, the 360, the psx, the ps2, the ps3, the PSP (he has a device to play it on the tv), the Genesis, the Dreamcast, the N64, the Gamecube and the Wii. Not really sure why he has them all hooked up, but there you go.
Hooked up to a 50″ 1080p Panasonic G10 Plasma: XBOX 360, PS3
Hooked up to a 27″ 1080i Samsung CRT (for the kids): SNES, N64, PS1, Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, XBOX
In storage: Odyssey, Atari 2600, NES, Genesis, Turbografx-16, 3DO
Portable: Gameboy, Gameboy Pocket, Gameboy Color, Gamegear, Atari Lynx, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS Lite
Nes top loader, Snes, Sega Genesis, N64, PS2, PS3, Wii.
Is your top-loader NES an official Nintendo product, or one of those made by a third-party vendor? Just curious.
I have an original NES purchased circa 1988 hooked up in my home theater.
Hooked up to my 65″ Panny Plasma: Xbox 360 and PS3
In my closet my stand in line launch day PS2. Others include: Playstation, SNES and NES.
Portables:Gameboy Advanced, PSP 1000 model, PSP 3000 model Gamegear.
Prized Possession: Virtual Boy! With 6 of the 12 or so games made for it. Red 3D Yeah!
My PS3 is pretty much the sole component hooked up to my 61″ Samsung LED DLP. I use it for PS3 games and Blu-Rays/DVDs.
On my 1080i 34″ Philips Widescreen CRT, I’ve got the Wii, PS2, Nintendo 64, and Super Nintendo ready to go. I unfortunately sold my original NES and games back in ’92 when I got the Super Nintendo, which I still regret to this day. I actually often experience more enjoyment with my old games then the new stuff.
October of 2009 there was an estate sale around the corner (I also live in the boonies)
We hit that place and looked around for an hour or so, it was weird because there was soo much variety in the selection, and also many of the items were never opened. Lots of crafts stuff and tools. It appeared that maybe these people owned a small general store at some point and just kept all the inventory when it closed…and this store was operated in the 80’s and 90’s.
Anyways while I was walking around I noticed a Panasonic 3DO. (I bought one of these for $600 back when it launched) I got excited and calmly asked the woman how much.
$7 dollars. Um, OK.
I took it to my car and could not wait to open it to see if there were any games in the box.
Imagine my shock as I opened it and discovered it was still sealed. Everything inside was fresh and never touched. SCORE!
As tempted as I was to keep it, I listed it on Ebay and the auction closed at $250
That $ paid for my kids Powerwheels for Christmas.
Truly a once in a lifetime find.
That’s a hell of a pickup. I always check garage sales for cool old systems, but I’ve never found anything mindblowing 🙁
Patrick A Crone
Let’s see. I own a NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, PS2, Dreamcast(a personal favorite), XBox, GameCube, XB360, PS3 and the Wii. Of these systems I keep almost all of them hooked up to my Vizio 42″ LCD 120hz in my den. I don’t keep the NES hooked up mainly because it’s an original system and I’ve already replaced the 72 pin connector twice.
None of the above… 😉 I never owned a console. I was always more of a computer kid, right back from the days of the ZX spectrum (An early 8bit computer in the UK, to those who don’t know).
My girlfriend got us a Wii a while back, but it rarely gets used, and it’s now packed away so we could use it’s plug for the Christmas tree lights lol! 😉
(Clones of the ZX Spectrum were marketed in the United States under the name “Timex Sinclair”.)
It took me forever to realize that the ZX Spectrum was the “Zed X Spectrum.” I kept looking for a company called Zedex.
Sega Genesis/CD/32X (Composite stereo A/V)
Super NES (Composite Stereo A/V)
Nintendo 64 (S-Video Stereo A/V)
Sega Saturn (S-Video Stereo A/V)
Sega Dreamcast (VGA 480p Stereo)
Microsoft Xbox (Component 1080i Optical)
Nintendo Wii backward w/Gamecube (Component 480p Stereo A/V)
Microsoft Xbox 360 (HDMI 1080p Optical)
Sony PlayStation 3 backward with PS/PS2 (HDMI 1080p Optical) via Pelican HD A/V switch except Xbox 360 & PS3 to 55″ Samsung 1080p LCD and my old Marantz SR7000 5.1 receiver.