Commodore 64

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Date Introduced
1982
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 3 in x 15 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in
Manufacturer
Commodore Business Machines, Inc.
Credit Line
Gift of Michael Plitkins
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Computer graphics; Home game console
Object ID
X2418.2002A
Speed
1.023 MHz
Memory Type
Semiconductor
Memory Size
64K
Memory Width
8-bit
Cost
$595

Simplicity, low cost, superior graphics, quality sound, good game software and aggressive marketing made the C64 a blockbuster success. Over more than a decade, about 30 million were sold, many in retail stores that had never sold computers before.