The Commodore 64, also known as the C64, was a home computer released by Commodore International in 1982. It was one of the most popular home computers of its time and was one of the best-selling single personal computers of all time, with sales of over 17 million units. The C64 was known for its high-quality graphics and sound capabilities, and its relatively low cost, which made it accessible to a wide range of consumers.
The Commodore 64 was based on the MOS Technology 6510 microprocessor and had 64 kilobytes of RAM. This was enough to run a variety of software, including games, productivity software, and educational software. The C64 was also known for its large software library, which included many popular games and applications. Some of the most famous games for the C64 included "Mario Bros.", "Space Invaders", "Pac-Man", and "The Last Ninja". In addition to games, the C64 was also popular for its productivity software, including word processors, spreadsheets, and database management systems.
Despite the popularity of the Commodore 64, its production was eventually discontinued in 1994, as the personal computer market shifted towards more advanced and powerful computers. However, the C64 has since become a beloved part of retro computing history and has a cult following among retro computing enthusiasts, who appreciate its classic design and its impact on the development of home computing. Today, there are still many active online communities dedicated to the C64, and there are even new games and applications being developed for it. The Commodore 64 will always be remembered as one of the most important and influential home computers of all time.