I grew up with the Sega Mega Drive, games like sonic, sonic and knuckles (that was the height of sophistication back then, you put other sonic cartridge on top of the sonic and knuckles cartridge so that you can play the knuckles character in other sonic games), Pugsy, Alien storm, Jurrassic park, Terminator, Spot (goes to hollywood), Altered beasts!, Taz, Pagemaster, Aladdin, Batman, Champions, Mortal Kombat, well there were a lot of games, it was my brothers console.
I remember back then, when things didn't work, you would just blow into it. If a game was freezing you would just take it out, blow in the bottom of the cartridge and into the flap of the console, and wallah! it would work lol.
Then my brother went through the playstation, to the nintendo64, to xbox360.
I have an xbox360, the slim one, bought it earlier this year, my first personal console. I hardly ever play it, so far i have played one game all the way through, red dead redemption, i want the zombie version!