The Fujitsu Micro series began in 1981 with YAWN the FM8 and FM7, really boring, expensive business computers. The legacy of business boredom was continued by the 16-bit FM16s in 1983. Fujitsu had the same role in the Japanese market that IBM had here – making really boring, really expensive computers that only businesses would be interested in.
Eventually, businesses decided the cheapo PC8801 from NEC could fulfill their needs and the FM series started to die. After years of low performance, Fujitsu released the FM Towns in 1989. This computer was innovative in that its PRIMARY media source was CD-ROM, YEARS before this became standard in PCs and Macs. FM Towns was also more affordable and less business-focused, finding a place in many homes. In fact, I’m guessing it found a spot in the homes of many perverts, as this little rascal hosted lots of exciting porno games. Hurray for porn! The FM Towns actually ran on Windows but used exclusive parts and programs. Over the next several years, like the NEC computers, it basically transformed into a standard PC and that’s where Fujitsu computers stand today.