What I mean by this is do you think newer consoles are made to last? A lot of the pre-hdmi consoles I've never had issues in the past with any of them. e.g. PS1, PS2, SNES, Gamecube, Xbox, etc.
I don't think there's really any right or wrong answer to this question. As everyone is going to have a different opinion and stick to it because of various factors. But...
Personally, I just feel my older gen consoles are so much more sturdy in terms of overall durability and performance. There have been no hiccups with them and I guess it's because they aren't built like "PC's" if you will. At least not as much as modern gen consoles. Modern gen consoles try to aim for the best specs these days and function more like computers than ever before in my opinion. Overheating is always a problem.
I will say that my PS4 disc drive is failing on me. A buddy of mine had to get his repaired just recently too. Yet, there's my PS2. I've had it since 2002 and still works as good as new and have had no issues with it ever.
I'll also mention that my Nintendo consoles have been extremely sturdy and I think Nintendo in general likes to keep up with that consistency. Would you agree that sometimes less is more in terms of hardware? Maybe that's what keeps Nintendo's products lasting so long. They kind of hold themselves back. Don't over do it sort of thing.
Anyway, just my opinion. Thought this would be a good thing to mention and get people's perspective on.