MOS Technology, a division of Commodore responsible for the MOS 6502 Micro Chip, developed the Commodore 64. It was first shown to the public at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show in January 1982 where its success was immediate.
More than 30 Million Units were sold worldwide making it the highest selling Home Computer of its time.
The Commodore 64 was easy to operate, booting into its Basic Operating System upon system start. Software could be loaded from the Commodore C2N cassette player or from a Commodore 1541 Disc Drive using 5.1/4” Floppies. A cartridge slot at the back of the unit enabled people who were impatient with the loading times of a cassette tape to plug in a cartridge and play a game instantly.
Even today this machine remains a favorite amongst game players and computer enthusiasts. There are many fan clubs for this machine throughout the Internet.