First, let's all do the derailment dance! *dances a fine Irish jig*drunkymonkey said:Straw Man? Can you provide the sources? And can you also explain why you make the assumption that a strategy game that has came out on PC and NES will have the same quality over both platforms? You dismiss the keyboard and mouse argument, fair enough, but in this case it is necessary to incorporate that factor.Look, I know PC gamers love to think that the computer gaming platform is number one, but the fact of the matter is back when the first Civilization came out it was named Game of the Year on PC and a best seller while, at best, strategy game of the year on Super Nintendo. However, the game sold around the same number of units on both, despite being a PC game best seller.
While I cannot prove everyone used it, the mouse for the SNES had already been released by then, as it came with Mario Paint and individually. I don't recall if you could also get it package with Civilization, but memory recalls both a small box and a gigantic box. Unfortunately, for sales numbers I have no physical proof. Even the Wikipedia page lacks any such numbers, and I have never been able to find them in the past.