Taichi inspired me to post this and it's actually a QoTD on Vox Japan: today is Famicom (NES) 25th birthday since it was on sale 1983/07/15 in Japan. Let's talk about the memories!
I didn't have Famicom until 1986 when Twin Famicon along with the Disk System was out, which is a smart device that has both NES and the Disk System built in a single device.
At that time I didn't know the reason but now I can see that a bit clearer: our home didn't have an analog TV at that time and had a video deck and a monitor TV that doesn't have the antenna built-in. So the standard Famicom which requires the standard TV antenna input to display the game console output on channel 2 (I guess that's the origin of the anonymous bulletin board site 2ch. Is that correct?) didn't work for us. Twin Famicom has a standard video output so just connectin the Red-White-Yellow cable to the TV works. Oh yeah, the video deck was obviously SONY beta. Such a nerd is my dad :)
So I don't remember the exact date when I got the first famicom, but when I watch the video series of "Complete guide of NES games" on Nico Nico Douga, I can tell when I got the device based on the game I bought: it's early 1986, but wait, Twin Famicom was release July of 1986. Hmm, so maybe I got the console right when it was out and bought the titles backdated early 1986. Maybe.
The first game I played, I think, was Sky Destroyer. I don't know why but my Dad bought this when he purchased the Twin Famicom for me, probably that's one of the latest title at that time. But it's apparently not... Now I really doubt if Twin Famicom really is the first console for me since I remember I played lots of mid 1985 games real time, like Super Mario 1 and Gegege no Kitaro. Hmm :)
That said, I really am looking forward to the Retro Game Master (originally called Game Center CX) DVD is out in North America. I love the show.