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Old 28 January 2015, 23:23   #140
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Did piracy kill the amiga?

Originally Posted by TCD View Post
One could argue it was one of the most popular consoles of all time because of piracy. Same for Amiga, C64, PC etc.

Agreed.. It increased the machines appeal and drove sales in my opinion.

3 fundamental things killed the amiga

1) The initial engineering effort that went into the chipset design was never reproduced.

ECS and AGA certainly didn't reproduce the initial engineering efforts.
(Too little too late)

2) The amiga never penetrated the business sector where pc compatibles dominated.

3) Commodore failed at marketing the machine in both the business and gaming markets. While popular it never reached the mass appeal of the c64.
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