While revisiting this question: Seeking details relating to Amiga 3000 serial numbers I began to wonder how many actual Amiga 3000's were produced by Commodore.

I suspect (like most production numbers) this isn't easily answered, and is probably further complicated by various configurations (16/25Mhz) and additional models like the A3000T and A3000UX.

Does anyone have any actual data, estimates, or wild guesses?

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    You may be able to use the German Tank method to find this out. – Wilson Oct 28 at 20:35
  • Here are some (incomplete) sales figures: amigahistory.plus.com/sales.html – traal Oct 28 at 21:56
  • @traal, thanks for that link. I guess if we accept their assertion that 1993 global Amiga sales were in the neighborhood of 4.5 million Amiga's (all models) with Germany representing 31% of that total at 1.4 million, we can reverse-extrapolate that the 8,300 Amiga 3000's sold in Germany represent 31% of the total A3000's sold, yielding a total of about 27,000 A3000's sold worldwide. I suspect this math is complete bollocks. :-) – Geo... Oct 29 at 11:34
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    @Wilson, I also tried your suggestion using the German Tank, but my supply of known serials is rather small. The largest I have found (so far) is only 08820 from here: teemuntaksi.fi/MyComputers/A3000.html - If n = m + m/k -1 then n = 8820 + 8820/5 -1 = 10,582. Again, this feels like complete bollocks (but even so, a really good idea on your part). – Geo... Oct 29 at 14:59
  • @Geo... That's just from one factory, probably Germany. Amiga 3000 motherboards were made in at least 3 factories including the USA and Hong Kong, and AFAIK they each had their own serial numbering. – traal Oct 29 at 19:27

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