• Release Date 1982
  • CPU MOS Technology 6510
  • Graphics MOS Technology VIC-ll
  • Memory 64 KB RAM and 20 KB ROM
  • Sound MOS Technology 6581/8580 SID
  • Media Cartridge, Tape, Floppy optional
  • Manufacturer Commodore
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The Commodore 64 is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International. It is listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, with independent estimates placing the number sold between 10 and 17 million units. Volume production started in early 1982, marketing in August for US$595 (equivalent to $1,461 in 2015). Preceded by the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore PET, the C64 took its name from its 64 kilobytes (65,536 bytes) of RAM. It had superior sound and graphical specifications compared to other earlier systems such as the Apple II and Atari 800, with multi-color sprites and a more advanced sound processor.