My Video Game Platform Journey

I spent some time recently reminiscing and mapping out my gaming platform journey… It all started with a Coleco Telstar Colortron, where I played “tennis”, “handball”, and “hockey” with my dad.

Eventually, my parents got me a NES, and that’s when the adventure really started!

In rough order, here’s my platform journey:

  • Coleco Telstar Colortron
  • Coleco Pac-Man Mini Arcade
  • Lots of those little LCD handhelds
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
  • Nintendo Gameboy
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES_
  • PC (beginning with shareware and Wolfenstein 3-D… and still buying a new one roughly every 5 years, or at least upgrading)
  • Nintendo Wii (lots of Rock Band!)
  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation 4
  • Mobile gaming (mostly casual… but now Diablo Immortal)
  • Oculus Quest 2 (pre-Meta!)
  • PlayStation 5

đź’• Honorable Mentions: I didn’t own these consoles, but I have fond memories playing with friends on them:

  • PlayStation
  • PlayStation 2
  • XBox (modded!)
  • Nintendo Switch Lite (my kids have these, not me…)

Written by Bill Litshauer, Sr. Executive Producer at Implicit Conversions

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