Thought it might be fun to play a little game. Basically just list all the video game systems you've owned and list weather you got it from Scrounging for Pennies (meaning you bought it but it took a great effort to afford it), Paid in Full (mainly meaning you paid for it but it wasn't hard to have the money, or maybe you got it later at a lower price) or Mommy & Daddy (basically it was gifted to you). I'll kick us off.
Atari 2600, Mommy & Daddy, really my Dad got it for himself
NES, Mommy & Daddy, it was a B-day gift
SNES, Mommy & Daddy, X-mas gift
Sega Genesis, Mommy & Daddy, think it might have been another X-mas gift, not really 100% sure on this one
PSone, Mommy & Daddy, another X-mas gift, got FF7 and traded in my whole NES system and library to get Parappa and Power Move Pro Wrestling
DreamCast, Scrounging for Pennies, paid for myself a little while after launch, picked it up with MvC2
PS2, Scrounging for Pennies, got that GT3 bundle, was so cool that it also played DVDs at the time.
Wii, Paid in Full, I was sold pretty early on, getting the money wasn't the issue, finding one was.
Xbox 360, Paid in Full, at this point had a part time job while going to college and waited a bit till BioShock released to get the 360.
PS3, Scrounging for Pennies, system was pretty expensive, ended up selling my Wii and all its games for this, also bought it used from GameStop while I was working there trying to lower the overall cost as much as I could.
PS4, Paid in Full, at this time had a full time job, never got a system on launch so I made it happen.
Switch, Paid in Full, was kinda on the fence but all the positive word of mouth for BotW pushed me over the edge, glad I did too.
What about you?