80s video game markets...

Bryan Pope bpope at wordstock.com
Tue Oct 2 11:32:26 CDT 2007

And thusly were the wise words spake by Jules Richardson
> Random mutterings...
> I was just thinking earlier how huge the UK computer game market was in the 
> 80s - and yet most of the titles were produced by UK people for the UK market, 
> and presumably never exported elsewhere. Other countries presumably followed 
> the same pattern - and there must be games which were huge in one country and 
> relatively unheard of anywhere else.
> Which sort-of raised the question of whether anyone's ever tried to 'map' the 
> 80s video game industry by popularity in each country?
> Like I said, random mutterings. I'm just curious what was going on elsewhere 
> while us UK lot were playing Frak, Manic Miner, Repton, Monty Mole etc... :-)

I was buying Zzap! 64 in Canada, so I knew about (and played!) quite a 
few of the UK games...



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