You know how to old saying goes, “The classics never die.” But they do multiply. Nintendo has already exposed peoples’ love for retro gaming by releasing their classic systems – NES mini and Super NES mini – to bring back to good old days of gaming. Well, North America is about to go back even further. This Fall, we will be able to get our hands on the legendary Commodore 64. The Commodore 64 mini was launched a few months ago in Europe and was available to consumers in the U.S. via imports (which can be expensive). Thankfully, that ends on October 6 when the classic game will be released on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Just like the name suggests, the package comes with 64 games including classics like California Games, Speedball II, Street Sports Baseball, Temple of Apshai Trilogy and Uridium. The machine has two USB ports, and comes with a controller. Sadly, the keyboard is merely decorative.
The original Commodore 64 launched in August 1982 and sold between 10-17 million units, taking the Guinness World Record as the highest-selling single computer model of all time. But, it was ridiculously expensive at the time, retailing for $600 (equivalent to $1,500 after adjusting inflation costs), before dropping the price to $300 when sales reached an all time high. The Commodore 64 was discontinued in 1994, yet the brand was still recognized by 87% in 2011.
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