Atari ST vs Amiga - total sales figure ?

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Atari ST vs Amiga - total sales figure ?

Post by dax trajero » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:02 pm

Anyone know which sold more ?

Amiga a500 total sales worldwide ?
Atati ST total sales worldwide ?

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Post by necronom » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:46 pm

I expect that the Amiga sold a substantial amount more than the ST, but I don't have any figures.

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Post by dax trajero » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:54 pm

I've looked all over, but can't seem to find any figures.

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Post by Technomancer » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:39 pm

I can't seem to find sales figures either, not even on Wikipedia.
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Post by dax trajero » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:43 pm

there were plenty of debates at the time in the school yard over which was the finer machine.

Would've been nice to see the actual figures after all these years.

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Post by Technomancer » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:44 pm

Indeed...

I'm only 19 so I wasn't old enough to get into the hype at the time, but since vintage computers interest me, it would be certainly nice to get a sales figure.
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Post by sleeper77 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:16 pm

From what I remember, there were those that bought Atari STs saying how good it was & all the rest. When it lost a lot of commercial support in the very early 90s, those same people bought an Amiga instead and so did others who jumped in late, getting the A500+, A600 then A1200. I'm not saying officially the Amigas sold way better than the STs but it would be my best guess to what was going round.
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Post by Technomancer » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:18 pm

Amiga has become sort of a gem for retro gaming enthusiasts like us lately.
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Post by sleeper77 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:34 pm

Indeed. I bought an A1200 not too long ago and am enjoying revisiting all my old favourites. Not only for games but the PD demos like State Of The Art which I always load up regularly. Hopefully WHDLoad will improve in the near future so we can have all our favourite games on a hard drive working perfectly & 100% backwards comaptibilty with all A500 releases.
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Post by Technomancer » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:42 pm

sleeper77 wrote:Indeed. I bought an A1200 not too long ago and am enjoying revisiting all my old favourites. Not only for games but the PD demos like State Of The Art which I always load up regularly. Hopefully WHDLoad will improve in the near future so we can have all our favourite games on a hard drive working perfectly & 100% backwards comaptibilty with all A500 releases.
Well, certainly that would be an improvement.
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Post by bonerlaw » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:29 am

dont know if this helps, but i only knew one kid at my school that had an st, and i knew at least 30 kids who had amigas! :wink:
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Post by bolda » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:10 am

bonerlaw wrote:dont know if this helps, but i only knew one kid at my school that had an st, and i knew at least 30 kids who had amigas! :wink:
Hmmm... ST-owners out-numbered Amiga-owners in my year at secondary school... times wuz 'ard back then! :(
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Post by C=Style » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:36 am

You have to remember also that a lot of ST's were bought for the MIDI capabilities as well as a gaming machine. I'd say the figure is pretty close between them.
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Post by necronom » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:23 am

bonerlaw wrote:dont know if this helps, but i only knew one kid at my school that had an st, and i knew at least 30 kids who had amigas! :wink:
That's similar to my experience. I knew loads of people at college/uni/work/friends with Amigas, but only 1 person (the son of a friend of the family) who had an ST. That's the same number I know of who had a Dragon 32 :lol:

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Post by TMR » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:25 am

C=Style wrote:You have to remember also that a lot of ST's were bought for the MIDI capabilities as well as a gaming machine. I'd say the figure is pretty close between them.
i'd be surprised, unless the sales i remember weren't at least roughly typical there should've been a lot more Amigas out there than STs... we were shifting about twenty units to one if not more and the C64 was a bigger seller than the ST for us. Our "technique" was to leave Shadow of the Beast running on all three...

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