Most eroge games, a fairly large library, found its way on the NEC PC-98 platform.
FM Towns also received many games, more so than Sharp X68000 or MS-DOS, whilst the MSX platform (which had many eroge games in the 1980s) was nearing the end of its lifetime by now.
Eroge was much less common on consoles - only NEC's PC Engine series had officially licensed adult games, and from the mid-90s, Sega's Saturn.
Both Nintendo and Sony disallowed adult video games on their consoles.
Games aimed at a homosexual male audience may be referred to as bara.
Erotic games made the PC-8801 popular, but customers quickly became tired of paying 8800 yen () for such simple games.Although many eroge still market themselves primarily on sex, eroge that focus on story are now a major established part of Japanese otaku culture.Oftentimes, voice actors who have voiced for eroge have been credited under a pseudonym.More and more people who used to reject such type of games began to become more open-minded that it isn't just about sex anymore.There is no set definition for the gameplay of eroge, except that they all include explicit sexual content.