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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.
In 2006, JAST USA announced they would be releasing Enzai as Enzai: Falsely Accused, the first license of a BL game in English translation.
Some fan communities have criticized the choice of such a dark and unromantic game as the US market's first exposure to the genre.
As with yaoi manga, the major market is assumed to be female.
Games aimed at a homosexual male audience may be referred to as bara.
The defining distinction is that both the playable character(s) and possible objects of affection are male.In some of the early erotic games, the erotic content is meaningfully integrated into a thoughtful and mature storytelling, though others often used it as a flimsy excuse for pornography.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.