Originally Posted by Galahad/FLT
Americans seemed to have more disposable income over the Brits.
Good point, and one I didn't think of. Although another tweak might be preference of where the price was loaded.
In the US to buy a console ($199 for a NES when my mom got me one in 88) to play $40-$50 games on seemed a cheaper deal than buying a $499 computer (Amiga) or even $1200 (Early MACs) to pay for $15-20 and under games.
That isn't really mathematically true, but marketing is powerful in the States.