Despite there not being a new Amiga system since the nineties, the company which now owns the brand and the technology is convinced there is still a market for them. The new machines will be based on a PowerPC architecture and will come in at $500 and $1500.
No information is available on who exactly Amiga expects to buy these computers. Do they have a niche selling point? Are they expecting to shift units purely based on nostalgia? When the OS world has Vista, OSX and Linux, what room is there for AmigaOS?
Not to mention the fact that most of the retro goodwill has already been used up by EyeTech UK, the owners of the Commodore brand. That company is creating a new wave of gaming PCs branded Commodore in the hopes of attracting retro-happy hardcore PC gamers.
Will the resurrection of the Amiga be short lived? µ
The Commodore brand is actually owned by Commodore International BV, which has set up Commodore Gaming (the new gaming PCs referenced above) in conjunction with Dutch firm The Content Factory. Eyetech was, in fact, a company retailing Amiga hardware, and was a partner of Amiga Inc in creating the latest Amiga One PPC boards. Thanks to our readers, and Commodore, for pointing this out.
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