Same here, for less than a year, but it's the best console ever and I'd never change it. I also have the kinect, which is awesome. It's true, the games developed for it are not the best, but I'm confident that they will release better and better ones.
I have played off and on for years but until recently I always shared the console with a friend or roommate. With the price of new systems sometimes its just easier to go in for half the cost with a friend if you can swing it.
Never actually owned an Xbox myself always played it at a friends house because he had one. So I suppose it would be forever since I had one when you think about it but I still remember the times I spent playing that thing through the night with my buddy.
Was it 2005 or 2006, i can't remember. I got Ninja Gaiden Black and Halo 2, so i guess it was more 2006, which means i already have it for seven years. Man, how time passes quickly, we are already going to the third console!
I bought my first Xbox in early 2002. I owned it for about 1 year and then traded it for a modded Xbox that had an emulator for literally every gaming console and every game that ever existed. I owned that one for about 2 years and then sold it in late 2005 and bought my first Xbox 360 (I say first because I had it exchanged twice because of the red ring of death)
I've had my OG Xbox since 2004 I think. I remember the day I got it, that it was storming out and I had to ride the bus back. I was extremely worried about it getting water damaged, the alley that was my usual shortcut back home had flood puddles, and Wolf Dog was on the loose. Since I didn't feel like outrunning him with my Xbox I went through the alley anyway.
...soggy socks and a cold, but I still had the Xbox and it worked.