Got my first used XBox in today. I should have another one arriving sometime this week or early next. I’ll be “hacking” both, either with a “mod chip” or flashing the onboard TSOP BIOS chip. Doing so will let me run non-Microsoft-signed code and install bigger hard drives. One machine will be an XBox Media Center server, while the other will actually be used for gaming, or maybe XBox Linux.
You can’t really beat $150 for a 733Mhz small form-factor PC with built-in TV out and nVidia graphics. The only downside is that it only has 64MB of memory.
My last console was a Sega Dreamcast that I owned for about a month (didn’t really like it), and before that, a big collection of Atari 2600 consoles and cartridges. I never actually owned a Nintendo (NES, SNES, or N64).