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c64 the most succesfull PC in this class This is the year in which one of the most successful computers ever was introduced, the Commodore 64. This machine is build around the 6502 chip and was sold at a retail price of 595 USD. The total estimation of sales vary between 17 and 22 million computers. The Commodore 64 is also the first computer with a sound synthesizer chip (named: SID, Sound Interface Device), designed by Bob Yannes.