Started by Gryzor, 14:33, 08 February 22
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Quote from: MaV on 16:19, 08 February 22Michael Steil got quite a bit of flak from some for his estimation by applying the "German Tank Problem" to the serial numbers of the C64s.Turns out he is proven right. And yes, quite a few guys who worked in sales at Commodore said about the same.How many Commodore 64 computers were really sold? – pagetable.comGerman tank problem - Wikipedia
Quote from: Bryce on 14:24, 09 February 22The problem with using the German Tank method for non-war related production is that production volumes vary a lot in commercial products, military production during a war is "produce as many as possible all the time".Bryce.
Quote from: pelrun on 15:52, 09 February 22The German Tank Problem doesn't depend on production speed at all,
Quote from: MaV on 16:19, 08 February 22Turns out he is proven right.
Quote from: arkive on 19:00, 25 February 22It's irrelevant if these sources are Commodore fans or not, since they are dealing with a subject where it's nigh on impossible to provide definitive answers. And "Proven right" is a pretty definitive statement, meaning that the 12 million figure is absolutely right. Coming from two (2) sources it's not a very convincing proof. The 17 million figure is also based on annual sales reports and is no better or worse than the other claims.The point is, that these guys "know" how many C64s were sold. Me, I don't know. Maybe it was 12mil, maybe 17, or maybe 13,455. For that reason I prefer using estimates when talking about this subject, instead of absolute figures.
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