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Sat May 19 18:02:34 CDT 2007
On 19 May 2007, at 23:39, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> It was originaly sold as a games machine, but there were few games and
> they were expensive (compared to PC games), hard to find (there were
> few Amiga dealers), and did not take advantage of things like hard
> A games machine without games does not sell very well. A games machine
> that people won't buy games for won't get games developed for it,
> and with no games, no one will buy the computers.
The Amiga was tremendously popular in the UK and there was no
shortage of dealers or software for it. The competition was the ST
and PC, and the PC was so underpowered and expensive at the time that
nobody gave it any serious competition, although it did pick up come
while about 1994, at which point Commodore went bust anyway which
made the whole thing moot. The Mac never really appeared on the
radar: it's only post-2000 that the Mac has been anything other than
that weird thing that arty people use.
The Amiga was a bit of a dud the USA because most of the activity was
in the PAL regions and a lot of the fun software was PAL-only.
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