Originally Posted by StingRay
It would have made a difference. A lot less people would've bought an Amiga had it been sold as a cartridge only machine. When it comes to piracy though cartridges would not have made any difference since they can be cracked just like "normal" disks too. Where there's a will there's a way. Look at the C64GS (sold in Germany only if memory serves me right) which was a "castrated" C64 with cartridge port only. It failed miserably for obvious reasons.
Quite agree. The MSX tried it and failed miserably, all cartridge games were cracked to disk, if Amiga had gone the same way, that too would have been cracked.