The Commodore 64 (C64) is perhaps the best known 8-bit computing platform ever designed. Within a few short years after its introduction in 1982, the Commodore 64 dominated the low-end computer market, receiving a steady stream of software and peripheral support that lasted through the decade.
The C64's unprecedented success demonstrated, once and for all, that there was a strong and viable market for inexpensive personal computers that could run the latest videogames. For countless fans of the system, the "Commie" is still the best personal computer ever to grace the living room.
During a 12-year production cycle from 1982 to 1994, Commodore managed to sell over 17 million C64 computers worldwide, and software developers and publishers released over 10,000 commercial programs.
Read our Commodore 64 hardware focus