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Old 20 June 2017, 13:29   #44
Gorf
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Originally Posted by Amigajay View Post
Of course it wouldn't! AGA near enough killed ECS machines dead, they were selling more even after AGA came out, the end result everything got fucked, as i said 16-bit consoles lasted until 95-96, the A500 could have got to the end of 94 easy for a lower price, budget computers are always needed and sell well, PC's were way to high in cost for most familys all through the 80s and 90s.
Consoles: give away the hardware at production cost (or below), earn money with games.
Commodore: earn absolutely nothing with games or software and try to sell cheap hardware.

Well, guess what: consoles are always cheaper and still they earn more money!

cbm could not produce the A500 cheap enough and sales were dropping - thats way they came up with the idea of the the A300 ... and that ended in a even more expensive A600...

Not AGA was killing ECS, the A600 did.

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PC's were way to high in cost for most familys all through the 80s and 90s.
True for the 80s but not for the 90s.

And selling weak budgets toys without HD was one of the biggest problems for the Amiga as a platform. Always seen as a toy for kids.

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