the number of the MSX computer produced

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By sdsnatcher73

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22-10-2020, 17:05

When comparing Europe to Asia/Oceania in those numbers I personally don’t understand why Europe has so little. Taiwan could not have seen large sale figures imho and I doubt South Korea alone outsold the whole of Europe...

By mars2000you

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22-10-2020, 17:15

Also Thailand for Asia:

https://www.msx.org/wiki/Category:Wandy

And don't forget South Korea!

https://www.msx.org/wiki/Category:Daewoo

https://www.msx.org/wiki/Category:Goldstar

https://www.msx.org/wiki/Category:Samsung

The marketing was optimal in Asia, it was not the case in Europe, especially in France and Germany. MSX2 was not released in UK.

By Pac

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23-10-2020, 22:15

Yeah, I forgot Thailand Wink . I doubt that MSX succeeded in countries like Australia, Taiwan or Thailand taking into account the different models put on their market, except for South Korea. Everything suggests that most of those 780.000 units were sold there.

By Takamichi

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25-10-2020, 07:46

Disc Station 1990-03 issue #10's MSX Magazine corner says the MSX production exceeded 2 million in Japan and 2 million outside there, totaling 4 million at late January 1990. However the global count mentioned there included South Korea, Europe, Middle East and South America but DIDN'T mention Russia. Russian MSX was a state run project so considerable surplus could be added though I cannot find any stat and I doubt ASCII could count it.

By warmize

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08-12-2020, 23:23

Yes, it is official data. My doubt is if those numbers are only japanese manufacturers or Hong-Kong, Brazil, Korea, Russia and some other manufacturers (i.e.: I think most of Philips machines were made in Japan).
About Russia...do we have some "good numbers"????

By polrai14

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14-07-2021, 20:12

Also the VTech Socrates and the Amstrad GX4000 had a Z80.

By max_iwamoto

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15-07-2021, 00:44

warmize wrote:

Yes, it is official data. My doubt is if those numbers are only japanese manufacturers or Hong-Kong, Brazil, Korea, Russia and some other manufacturers (i.e.: I think most of Philips machines were made in Japan).
About Russia...do we have some "good numbers"????

In Russia was 2 waves of computers released. First MSX1 calssroms and after MSX2 classrooms.
Based on available serial numbers and conversations with people who were involved in
closing the deal for Russian schools / universities total number of supplied computers
was around 30-35K.

By gflorez

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15-07-2021, 21:39

I think that the initial question is very interesting, but I think that focusing in comparing the production figures with the ones of other computers or microprocessors is a futile exercise.

MSX was.... MSX, and C64 again, C64. The best for everyone of their users, and some of them owned both computers...

Are we talking about success or disaster?, winner or loser? This reminds me to the false war between Atari ST's and Amiga's scenes.

And if the debate is about micro-processors.... the competition is still not over, if you think that some of the minimalistic design of the 6502 still survives, because the ARM on your phone or tablet is a RISC processor. But on the other side, the Z80 is still in production, as it is widely used as embedded micro-controller.

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