just type FPGA vs emulation in google...there was a poll on AA, LOL.
What is interesting about that poll is that it only had 61 people vote. So to all those people who were making some pointless drama out of how many voters were in this poll, maybe people on AA just simply don't give a shit about polls in general.
And for those of you who wanted more data, here's a couple of interesting factoids...
I asked the following question to our members of the ColecoVision Fan Facebook page:
I purposely didn't include any of the Coleco/Cardillo drama because I just wanted to see, in general, how many of our followers were interested in a "ColecoVision Compatible" machine. Turns out, quite a few were but this is also a biased audience and that's not a bad thing. Most certainly shows a fair number of people at least have "interest."
Now I asked the same question on my general retrogaming Facebook page:
Interesting to note that this poll has reached more people yet fewer have so far responded in it, and quite a few more are less interested. And I know there is quite a bit of crossover of ColecoVision fans between these two pages as I created the RetroGames Fan page after the ColecoVision Fan page and have cross posted between them several times.
So what is interesting to me is....
- While only a few people respond to polls in general. (1,400 out of 13,000+ on one poll and 900 out of 22,000+ on the other) it does give you a pretty good idea of what your audience wants so I wouldn't discount this poll on AA even though it has less than 100 voters, each one of those votes IMO counts for a lot more people.
- This shows that "general" retrogaming fans are much less interested in this system, so much less interested that a higher percentage couldn't be bothered to even vote.
- That being said, there are enough people who ARE interested regardless of the branding.
- I feel the majority of ColecoVision hobbyists who would buy this system are most certainly connected online with one of the many enthusiast groups out there.
- Seeing that well over 1,000 people have "interest" in a system like CollectorVision's is a pretty good sign, however I'm curious to see what the poll would look like if I asked "How many people would be interested in a new CV system at $200?"
And most importantly....
It really just shows that all the drama over the past few pages is really pointless because people just want a new ColecoVision system to replace their old hardware. And if CollectorVision can get that level of interest while at the same time NOT having to support a company who has shown such a lack of respect towards the community, let them brand it with their own company logo and gain the respect that "Coleco Holdings" has lost.