It turns out when you make minimum wage, you need to spend a LOT of hours flipping burgers to afford a PS2.
My first console I bought with my own money was the NES. My parents bought our Intellivsion in 1982. Along with the Atari 2600 back then. I bought many along the way since. Still own my PS1's, PS2's, Ps3's, Wii's, SNES, N64, etc.
Back in the good ol' days my mother brought my Atari 2600 and Adam PC. I think $199 and $700 respectively. The first system I brought for myself was the Sega Gen I worked jobs after school and had to save up. Brought me a used 19 TV to game on it...RCA I believe. Been working since I could cut grass at the age of 7 or 8. I'm 38 now and still love gaming! I come along way...Now I really don't look at the price and just buy what I want and my gaming room is actually in my home theater which is in a dedicated room downstairs. 120 inches by 80 inches screen...BenQ HD 3D Projector, Denon 7.1 Receiver, Klipsch speakers all around even rear center, PS3, 360, Wii U, gaming PC rig...etc...2 Yamaha subs, two rows of 3 electric reclining theater seats, and in my downstairs kitchen which is connected to the theater I have Nostalgia popcorn, hot dog, cotton candy, candy dispenser machines (all retro movie theater themed)...etc... I also have a Marvel vs Capcom, Mortal Combat, Virtua Fighter, and Virtua Racing (twin Cabinets) arcade machines and a MAME machine I built myself from a gutted out Ms. Pac-Man arcade machine...All located in a room behind the theater. I allow some of the kids (mainly my children friends or kids that I coach) in the area to come over to game or watch movies...Love to see the look on their eyes when every thing lights up! I have a a PS3, 360, Wii, Wii-U, PS2, and PC in our lounge on a 50 Samsung LED TV upstairs in the family lounge...mainly where my kids game. My wife and I do well for ourselves, but I remember when I had to scrape and save to buy a console and even more to buy the games and accessories. For those who still have to do this...hard work pays off and you will be where you want to be and be able to get what ever system you want without blinking and eye...game on gamers!
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