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Mon May 21 09:13:54 CDT 2007
On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 10:03:24AM -0400, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
>> 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
> The PC was way cheaper than the Amiga. By the time you add on a hard drive
> and some basics, the price of the Amiga blew past PCs.
Penetration of hard disks and/or monitors was probably less than 10% in the
UK market. Most people had fairly basic units plugged into the telly with a
pile of copied games.
The PC *needed* a monitor and hard drive, which made the upfront investment
that much greater. An Amiga could be bought with pocket money and paper
rounds, unlike a PC.
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