Amiga console in 1987 would have bombed in NZ!
If the Amiga had been a console I simply would not have bought one - I would have stuck with my C64 for a lot longer. I always intended to do a bit of programming and printing which eliminated consoles as a viable choice.
Also in NZ a lot of C64 and Amiga software was pirated and that is another reason it did so well here! Very few people had Sega Master Systems or Nintendos, but almost everyone had a C64 or Amiga (a few people had Amstrads but nobody I knew owned a Spectrum). A lot of people would only buy a machine they knew they could get copied games for.
I also think that the majority of backroom coders that made demos and games would not have bought an Amiga if they couldn't program it.