I know the Amiga/St was popular in europe just like the Mac didnt make much of a dent over there (probably because of cost I assumed).
There was a joke around here that anything big in computers in europe is dead meat over here in the US (think it started with the Sinclair computers). Commodore and Atari would have died years earlier if it wasnt for the European market, which is probably why you guys trip over equipment that is kind of rare for us to see here.
Maybe they were just referring to major trends in gaming/computing in the article. Was the 16bit craze in europe anywhere near the same $$/volume as the 8bit craze? With 30+ million c64's sold amiga's sales must have been disapointing. Anybody know how many units nintendo sold on their first big hit?