The Amstrad CPC was a range of 8bit computer made by Amstrad PLC (british company) which sold a few millions pieces in Western europe.
It was the msot selling 8 bit computer in France, and had a good success in Spain, UK, Greece and Germany. It was also distributed in Australia.
This range of computer still have an active scene of graphicians, Gamemakers, Demomakers and even Hardware peripherals or applications software makers.
For more information, check the CPCwiki.