Commodore 64 Home Video Game Console ©2006-2016 TheGameConsole.com
Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick Joystick TheGameConsole.com Joysticks
GameConsoles

From Vintage Video Game Consoles To Today

1970s Video Game Consoles | 1980s Video Game Consoles | 1990s Video Game Consoles | 2000 and Beyond
Top 10 Game Consoles of All Time | 10 Game Consoles That Didn't Catch On | Game Console Clones
Top Brands:Magnavox | Atari | Coleco | Mattel | Nintendo | Sega | Sony | Microsoft
startPlay Original Console Games

facebook
Recomend
Stumbled

Commodore 64 Game Console

Comments | TV Commercials | Screenshots | All Commodore Consoles
GameConsoles
Game Console
Share LinkShare LinkShare LinkShare LinkShare LinkShare LinkShare

Commodore 64

Released January 1982
In January 1981, MOS Technology, Inc., Commodore's integrated circuit design subsidiary, initiated a project to design the graphic and audio chips for a next generation video game console. Design work for the chips, named MOS Technology VIC-II (graphics) and MOS Technology SID (audio), was completed in November 1981.

A game console project was then initiated by Commodore that would use the new chipsócalled the Ultimax or alternatively the Commodore MAX Machine, engineered by Yash Terakura from Commodore Japan. This project was eventually cancelled after just a few machines were manufactured for the Japanese market.

The C64 made an impressive debut at the January 1982 Winter Consumer Electronics Show, as recalled by Production Engineer David A. Ziembicki: "All we saw at our booth were Atari people with their mouths dropping open, saying, How can you do that for $595?" The answer, as it turned out, was vertical integration; thanks to Commodore's ownership of MOS Technology's semiconductor fabrication facilities, each C64 had an estimated production cost of only $135.

Commodore 64 Commercials

GameConsoles

More Alive Than Ever Before - Commodore 64

Commodore 64 Commercial

C64 Commercial - When You Buy Is Up To You

Help Us by Subscribing to Our YouTube Channel

Commodore 64 Screenshots

GameConsoles
Game Screenshot
Ace 2088
Game Screenshot
Archon
Game Screenshot
Bards Tale
Game Screenshot
Boulder Dash
Game Screenshot
Bruce Lee
Game Screenshot
Bubble Bobble
Game Screenshot
California Games
Game Screenshot
Castle Wolfenstein
Game Screenshot
Cauldron
Game Screenshot
Congo Bongo
Game Screenshot
Defender Of The Crown
Game Screenshot
Exile
Game Screenshot
Hero
Game Screenshot
Ik Plus
Game Screenshot
Kickman
Game Screenshot
Last Ninja 2
Game Screenshot
Maniac Mansion
Game Screenshot
Munchy
Game Screenshot
Space Taxi
Game Screenshot
Strip Poker
Game Screenshot
Summer Games 2
Game Screenshot
Survivor
Game Screenshot
Ultima 3 Exodus
Game Screenshot
Winter Games
Game Screenshot
Wizard Of Wor


GameConsoles

1970-1976 | 1977 | 1978-1979 | 1980-1982 | 1983-1989 | 1990-1993 | 1994-1995 | 1996-2000 | 2001-2011

Contact Us @ TheGameConsole.com

facebook
Recomend
Stumbled
Commodore 64 Home Video Game Console ©2006-2016 TheGameConsole.com