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Old 04 October 2009, 20:36   #68
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The problem was rather with the target groups.

The NES was hugely successful mainly at the young age groups (both boys and girls). You had to be at least a (male) teenager to use an Amiga or any other advanced computer system properly. And definitely not only for games. Besides which 8-year old would patiently wait for a disk to load without pulling it out and reinserting it?
I've seen 6 year old kids in the 80s/90s without any problems to load a C64 or Amiga game. The 8-bit consoles were indeed very unimportant in Europe back then. It's known that the Sega Master System had a little success, not only in the young age groups.

I doubt that the NES had a huge success in Europe, at least i can't remember a single person who owned one at that time.
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