at the time of atari
people were too caught up in commodore
it had a better reputation than atari for
actual working computer examples
amoungst these the comodore 64 and +16
although it was a terrible machine it had lots of software
after the uk release of the atari atari quickly caught up
basicaly becouse atari ste's were more powerfull than commodore and it was easier to connect hard disks and other toys to it
this is why the uk bought it ....
so blame the american market for this
as it was the us going and buying commodore put them all off the atari as it was twice the price.....
afterall the uk was still realing over the spectrum range....