Mega Drive: I started out as a gamer with a Mega Drive, which came with Sonic the Hedgehog. I think I got it for Christmas back in 1991. I had quite a few games for it, including a few fondly remembered games such as Streets of Rage, Zombies Ate My Neighbours (or just Zombies, as it was called here), and the Sonic games. I had a few duds as well (including rather poor platformers based on the Terminator and Judge Dredd), but sometimes I sort of miss those halcyon days when games were more about gameplay than graphics. By the mid 90s I'd grown a bit tired of video games and pretty much lost interest in gaming. That was, until Christmas 1997...
Playstation: Overall this is my favourite console, apart from the PS2 if you count backward compatibility. I got more games for it than I can remember, most of which were at lest fairly good. Like most people Final Fantasy VII was my first experience of RPGs (originally played on a friend's console), and was probably the first time I actually cared about a storyline in a game. I got a few more RPGs for the console, my favourites being Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy VI (well, I actually only ever played this on a PS2), and Final Fantasy IX. Aside from RPGs, it also started my interest in action/adventure with Metal Gear Solid, Tenchu, and the Resident Evil games. Other faves from this console include GTA 1 and 2, Abe's Oddysee, Die Hard Trilogy and Tekken 3.
Playstation 2: Got this about a year after release (yet another Christmas present), along with Tekken Tag Tournament. I still regularly using this console even after 5 years, although it's starting to get a bit knackered. Have a few more RPGs, some social games (e.g. Pro Evo Soccer 2) and I've continued to follow various franchises (still waiting for Final Fantasy XII).
Xbox: In hindsight, not the wisest purchase ever, although there's a few gems that still aren't compatible with the 360, so I keep it ready to go. Sadly lacking in top notch games (and I say the Halo series is overrated), most games are only worth renting.
Gamecube: I'll admit it, I didn't think much of Nintendo in the N64 era (I was never exactly a fanboy though- I've always found the idea of blindly supporting one company rather silly). Nonetheless I decided to take a risk and get a Gamecube. I never got many games for the Gamecube, but the ones I did made it worth it. Resident Evil 4 and the Metroid Prime games are among my favourite video games, and I've wasted many hours on the Zelda games (I have Wind Waker and the Collector's Edition disc).
Xbox 360: Already a definite improvement over Xbox, definitely the console to have if you're into sandbox games like me.
Wii: Jury's still out on this one. First time I've ever bought a console at launch, so far the only game really worth it is Twilight Princess. Thanks to the Virtual Console, I'm now enjoying those old retro games I never played before (as of today, I'm now a Castlevania fan ), and I'm looking forward to downloading some of the fondly-remembered games I mentioned earlier as well.