But I get what youre saying.
Yeah, I wasn't even looking at it from the hardcore side of things, but just as a normal consumer during the time period these where first released. The PCE was in every gaming publication on a rather regular basis due to how damn cool that system was, and how many people wanted to see a US version. But when all was said and done, I personally still found more people interested in the PCE over the TG16 because of what was offered, and the overall cool look and feel to the source hardware.
And this was my point, as there will be very few people in the US who have any feeling about the TG16 one way or the other. As you had one, and still wanted a PCE because they had more and better games, or you where like me, and only got the TG16 for English versions of Japanese games, or a cheaper alternative to importing.
So yeah, I see your point as well, but it kind of shows what I was stating. As very few people care about the TG16 as it was offered here, and while some may not know about the PCE, anyone who would be buying this, most certainly would. And for the few of us who actually owned a TG16, it was only because it was all we got offered, but I would have rather gotten the PCE as is, than what we got. I think if they just offered the PCE in all regions, it would probably serve them better than offering the TG16(cost savings), but of course, there will be licensing issues as well that would need to be considered, so my suggestion is probably pie in the sky either way. LOL