I started with a Commodore 16 when I was 4, I had seen it on a TV advert, I had a game called punchy (a side scrolling platformer) a fruit machine game & a BMX Racer game, back in those days around 1981, I played it on a black & white portable TV, which I had in my room
I missed all the Amstrad, Atari, Spectrum stuff & didn't get another games machine until around 1989/90 that's when I got my master system & game boy, (cant remember which one I got first) followed by my NES a few years later (I think I swapped my SMS for the NES), then I was hooked, I got the SNES streetfighter pack for Christmas, around the same time my brother got the Megadrive, then we got a game gear, followed by a Commodore 64 (I swapped my BMX for it) & then an Amiga 500, my brother got the PS1 when it was first released & then I got the N64 on release day
(that was an awesome day) & later the GBA.
That's what got me into retro gaming, actually living through it when it wasn't retro.
I've had PS2, Xbox original, GameCube, PSP, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, (ive gone thru 4 of theses) & Wii, since then, but they aren't the same & don't mean as much to me, I've sold most of them now & only have the Wii & Vita now.
Over the past few years I've bought a NES, SNES, Amiga 1200, Game Gear & scratched my retro itch, sold them all now & I've currently got a SFC, some original Gameboys & a GBA SP.
These are keeping me occupied at the minute
I still wish I had kept all my original consoles though