I never did the 'console thing'. I had a C64 then an Amiga, both of which were top
gaming machines in their day as well as being, basically, PCs as well.
When I 'upgraded' from them to the IBM/Windows world about 18 years ago, I used
the PC (a 386 at first) for gaming from then on, and in fact still do.
I do own a PS1 that I inherited from my late brother, though, and a (dead) PS2 that
was given to me complete with a dozen games on the basis of 'you fix it, it's yours'.