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Re: "Chip Sonderheft" CPC games Top 20 lists
« Reply #20 on: 12:03, 14 November 13 »
To get back on topic, one thing that the magazine only mentions indirectly (p. 102/103) is the trajectory of the German home computer market, which I think was a bit different from the US and UK markets: In the late 1970s/early 1980s, arcade games and home consoles seemed to be far more popular in Germany than computers, so unlike in the UK or US, people did not already have a PET/VIC-20/Speccy in large numbers when the CPC appeared.

In the mid-1980s the youth protection laws were revised amid a big media frenzy about violence in video games, leading to a ban of arcade games from areas where minors had access (Goldene Ära der Arcade-Spiele – Wikipedia). That caused home computers to really take off on a wider scale. Also, there were very attractive tax breaks when you e.g. purchased a C64 and claimed it was part of your home office. That's why the CPC came out at such an opportune moment for Germany and was the second-best-selling computer after the C64 for many months (as the CPC sales chart on p. 26 of the magazine shows).

Schneider (Amstrad) was big, really big in Germany in 1985 and this isn't always fully acknowledged. And later Schneider apparently sold the first IBM-compatible PC for less than 2,000 DM,
I would love to see a scan of this sometime. Especially the sales numbers and more about how well Schneider did with the CPC

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Re: "Chip Sonderheft" CPC games Top 20 lists
« Reply #21 on: 19:50, 14 November 13 »
I've visited it in the past. In some categories there are 70 Threads, but all were started by the same person and 90% of the posts seem to be from that same person. That's not a forum, it's a soap box! :D

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Well, why don't you contribute? Then there would be more diversity.  :)
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Re: "Chip Sonderheft" CPC games Top 20 lists
« Reply #22 on: 21:37, 14 November 13 »
Because there's a perfectly good Forum here and it's in English, so it will be read and contributed to by much more international members.

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Re: "Chip Sonderheft" CPC games Top 20 lists
« Reply #23 on: 22:27, 14 November 13 »
The point was to have a German forum. There are still a lot of people who don't like to do everything in English, because it's tedious for them.
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Re: "Chip Sonderheft" CPC games Top 20 lists
« Reply #24 on: 22:53, 14 November 13 »
For me for example it's very hard to read technical documents in non-German... So it's very sad, that for example Kevin's CPC documents dont exist in German, too...
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Re: "Chip Sonderheft" CPC games Top 20 lists
« Reply #25 on: 23:25, 14 November 13 »
Back to topic... the # of units sold of computers in the 80ies would be really interesting.  :)
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Re: "Chip Sonderheft" CPC games Top 20 lists
« Reply #26 on: 23:34, 14 November 13 »
I can buy you a copy and send it over if you like?

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Re: "Chip Sonderheft" CPC games Top 20 lists
« Reply #27 on: 23:59, 14 November 13 »
I can buy you a copy and send it over if you like?

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Thanks for the offer.  :)  I will move at the end of the month. After that I can order it from here.  :)
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Re: "Chip Sonderheft" CPC games Top 20 lists
« Reply #28 on: 19:19, 17 November 13 »
Oh, nice effort on their part! Really nice. More publications should do that...


Also, Morn, thanks so much for the link to the scan :)