Retro Home Computers – Commodore Amiga 1200
Commodore Amiga 600,
Above: Commodore Amiga CD32
The future looked good for the Amiga 1200 platform, but due to poor financial management, Commodore ran into cash flow problems and soon went bankrupt – this despite the fact that the Amiga 1200 and Amiga CD32 both were successful and profitable products. With Commodore’s demise, the Amiga 1200 almost disappeared off the market, but the system got a second chance with Escom’s re-launch in 1995.
The new Escom A1200 was almost identical to the original model, the difference being updated firmware and a floppy disk drive from a different manufacturer. Re-launched at a price of one-hundred and fifty dollars above what it had been sold for two years prior. Potential buyers found that the system provided little value and largely ignored the system.
Due to poor sales, and Escom’s financial problems, the Amiga 1200 was taken off the market some time during 1996 and was never to return again. The only way to play amiga games or run amiga software for the amiga 1200 was through a series of emulators for both Windows and Macintosh.