My parents bought an Atari 2600 way back in 78/79. My aunt and uncle bought me an intellivision as well. The next upgrade was a Sega Genesis from my parents, and then I bought myself a used NES. After that it was all self purchased items: Panasonic 3DO (still my favorite console ever), Atari Jaguar, Playstation 1.
First console my spouse and I bought for our home was an N64 in the late 90’s. Then a PS2, Wii, XBox 360, and now we have 2 XBones and 1 Switch.
Seriously…this one is still my favorite console:
The game lineup was what did it for me. I loved so many of these titles: Deathkeep, Doom, Dragon’s Lair, Flashback, Guardian War, Hell, Myst, Road Rash, Pebble Beach, Psychic Detective, Primal Rage, the Shockwave series, Star Control, and my second favorite video game of all time…Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (the original Legend of Zelda will always be #1).