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Old 04 March 2016, 17:02   #218
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Originally Posted by dlfrsilver View Post
oh no, we only have 3 months to make the CPC version because we spent too much time on the Speccy and C64
R-Type on C64 was made in 6 weeks and was still better then the other 8bit versions! And although not the greatest C64 shooter, it's still decent, playable and smooth.
So the rushed release excuse applies to all platforms and not just the CPC.

Originally Posted by dlfrsilver View Post
The c64 just couldn't compete with that
They were the start of the CPC success, the nail in the coffin for the C64.
Total sales figures and worldwide popularity says otherwise.

Originally Posted by dlfrsilver View Post
Yes there was no other machine when it got out able to give it a run for its money. Until the CPC came out hehehe
The ZX spectrum sold in excess of 5 million units, outselling the entire CPC range and was the closest in popularity to the C64.

Originally Posted by dlfrsilver View Post
Correction : the c64 was the best offer when it got out, hence why it sold so much on the whole globe. The CPC would have been sold at the same time, things would have been really more complicated for it.
Correction: The C64 didn't just sell well on release, it was still selling well even when the 16bits came out, and i believe it was still selling decently even up to the early 90's.
By the 90's the CPC and Speccy where dead in the water, so even after being blinded by the awesomeness of the CPC once it was released, the C64 still outsold it.

I am also surprised that CPC owners who upgraded to the Amiga did not just buy an ST instead, considering bad scrolling and jerky sprites were acceptable.

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