Superior Software 1986 -marketable games leaflet

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Superior Software 1986 -marketable games leaflet

Post by CMcDougall » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:39 pm

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Re: Superior Software 1986 -marketable games leaflet

Post by davidb » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:17 pm

Very interesting, thanks!

So, in 1986 there were 300,000 Electrons compared to 500,000 Beebs out there. I wonder where those figures came from. :-k

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Re: Superior Software 1986 -marketable games leaflet

Post by paulb » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:41 pm

To save others the effort, I went through Electron User and noted news articles where sales figures were mentioned...
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So, by June 1986 there had apparently been 250000 sold.

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Re: Superior Software 1986 -marketable games leaflet

Post by lurkio » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:41 am

Fascinating! Thanks, Col.

I wonder how this leaflet was circulated? Was it inserted into magazines?

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Re: Superior Software 1986 -marketable games leaflet

Post by davidb » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:58 am

According to this page, you had to write to Superior Software to get it. Colin, did you write in for it?

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Re: Superior Software 1986 -marketable games leaflet

Post by CMcDougall » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:47 pm

Found in some £12 electron stuff!
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Re: Superior Software 1986 -marketable games leaflet

Post by paulb » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:25 pm

I can easily imagine that they may have been handed out at shows. After all, once you've done a print run, there's no point in sitting on a huge pile of leaflets waiting for a double-digit number of people to write and request one each.

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Re: Superior Software 1986 -marketable games leaflet

Post by jms2 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:52 am

I think I had one. I never went to a show, so it must have come in the post. Latterly, I bought several games from the Impact Games Club, and I think they might have sent it.

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