We didn't really experience a crash here in the UK. The 2600 naturally fizzled out and the 8 bit micros slotted into its place. The Sinclair Spectrum, C64, Atari 800/400, Amstrad 464 etc. replaced consoles as game playing platforms before the consoles came back. I went back to consoles via the NES but the Sega Master System was bigger here before the SNES and Megadrive launched.