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Do any of you late 90s borns consider the 7th gen consoles (Wii, DS, PS3, Xbox 360, PSP) apart of your childhood? And I know you guys started off with 6th gen consoles (Gamecube, GBA, PS2, Xbox). I'm 15 going onto 16 and I remember getting a Nintendo Wii in first grade.
 

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Nah. I'm '95-born (not technically generation Z but that's where the forum put me for some reason) and I was already a teenager by the time I got my Xbox 360. Last console I got as a kid was my original Xbox, as far as I remember.
 

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The 7th Generation consoles all came out by Late 2006, and the oldest late 90s babies (C/O 2015, born Late 1996 - Mid 1997) didn't start middle school until 2008, so yes, every late 90s baby would've still been in their core childhood years when these consoles were out.

That being said, if they have any childhood nostalgia at all for the 7th Generation, it would be for the early part of that generation, before Call of Duty over saturated the market. Those of us in the Classes of 2015, 2016, & 2017 were all in middle school by the time Black Ops came out.
 

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I do have nostalgia for the Nintendo DS and Wii. The DS Lite was my first handheld after all XD

I never had a PSP but I remember always wanting one, even though after I found out to me it isn't that good of a console.
 

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Born in 1998.

I do consider the Wii and DS both big parts of my childhood. Especially the DS, I brought that damn thing everywhere I went. GBA was also important to me.

I didn't own a PS3 until 2010 so the PS2 was more prominent to me when I was a kid. Never owned Xbox consoles because my family were satisfied with PlayStation, and never got a PSP because my DS was more than enough.

My childhood was pretty much half generation 6 and half generation 7.
 

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I was born in 98.

GBA was the first gaming device that I owned.
Got the PS2 around that time as well.

I didn't own a gamecube but a lot of people had them so I played with them quite a lot.

I was happy with my ps2 and didn't bother getting a ps3.

I then switched to the wii and the ds.

So, to put it simply, I consider 6th and 7th Gen consoles to be part my childhood.

Nintendo stopped their internet services on the wii so I decided to get a PS4. Have a 3DS too
Never plan to grow up much :3
 

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98 here. None of these were part of my childhood. Sure, I played with them as a "child," but I feel no sense of nostalgia towards any of them. Heck, I still use them frequently. I view the gamecube and gameboy as my childhood gaming in a nutshell, and the Nintendo 64, to a lesser extent.
 

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Main 1st gen kids (Magnavox Odyssey, TV Tennis Electrotennis, Home Pong, and more):
1964-1971

Main 2nd gen kids (Fairchild Channel F, Atari 2600, Bally Astrocade, Magnavox Odyssey 2, Intellivision, and more):
1971-1978

Main 3rd gen kids (SG-1000, Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Mark III/Master System, Atari 7800, and more):
1978-1983

Main 4th gen kids (PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16, Mega Drive/Genesis, Super Famicom/Super Nintendo, Neo Geo and more):
1983-1988

Main 5th gen kids (3DO, Atari Jaguar, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and more):
1988-1993

Main 6th gen kids
(Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and more):
1993-1998

Main 7th gen kids (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and more):
1998-2005

Main 8th gen kids (Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and more):
2005-2010+
 

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Main 1st gen kids (Magnavox Odyssey, TV Tennis Electrotennis, Home Pong, and more):
1964-1971

Main 2nd gen kids (Fairchild Channel F, Atari 2600, Bally Astrocade, Magnavox Odyssey 2, Intellivision, and more):
1971-1978

Main 3rd gen kids (SG-1000, Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Mark III/Master System, Atari 7800, and more):
1978-1983

Main 4th gen kids (PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16, Mega Drive/Genesis, Super Famicom/Super Nintendo, Neo Geo and more):
1983-1988

Main 5th gen kids (3DO, Atari Jaguar, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and more):
1988-1993

Main 6th gen kids
(Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and more):
1993-1998

Main 7th gen kids (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and more):
1998-2005

Main 8th gen kids (Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and more):
2005-2010+
I don't agree with that. Most people my age (born in 1999) grew up with the Playstation 2, rather than the PS3.
 

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I don't agree with that. Most people my age (born in 1999) grew up with the Playstation 2, rather than the PS3.
So you were still playing PS2 in 2007-2009? That I understand.

The 7th gen fully started in late 2006 when all consoles were out the door, C/O 2016ers childhood peaked that year.

The PS2 was a very popular game console that had good third party support longer than the GameCube and Xbox did, and I'm pretty sure you had some games on the PS2 that were also on the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360. That was not the case with the competition, the GameCube was discontinued in March 2007 and the Xbox was discontinued a year after that.
 

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Personally, I've recently been having raging nostalgia for this gaming era, I re-bought some of childhood Wii games, Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Paper Mario, Sonic Colors, Sonic and the Secret Rings, and Wii Play.
 

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I got my DS when I was 10 years old. I remember playing games like Sonic Rush and Pokemon diamond, Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings etc in elementary school so yeah I consider the DS part of my childhood. I didn't get a Wii until 2008 for my 12th birthday, but that and the rest of gen 7 consoles were out since I was 9/10 so they could've been apart of my childhood had I gotten them sooner.
 
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