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The Commodore 64 Turns 30 This Month

Published: August 15, 2012

This month it has been 30 years since August of 1982, the month in which Commodore International launched the Commodore 64 to the market.

The name of this 8-bit home computer made reference to its 64 kilobytes of RAM memory, that were enough to make it run development tools, office applications, and mainly, games.

Its original price was US$ 595, and during its lifetime in the market, that lasted until April 1994, around 15 million units were sold, for which approximately 10,000 commercial software titles were developed.

In the years following its release the C64 would provide the first experience with computers to millions of persons around the world.

By ROM Cartridge. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

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