C64 Games System
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|C64 Games System|
|Price:||100 £; (ca. 230 DM, ca. 115 €)|
|Processor:||MOS 6510 @ ca. 1 MHz|
|OS:||modify C64 KERNAL & BASIC V2.0|
Handling only with joysticks;
Software handling only with cartridges
The video console C64 Games System (a.k.a.: C64GS) was published 1990 in the UK and costs round about 100 Pound.
This start for Commodore in the video console market was a flop. That was the reason, that a lot of C64 Games System cheap sold out in the UK, and later in Denmark or Germany.
The C64 Games System hasn't a keyboard. There are connection for 2 joysticks, a game cartridge like C64 Games System (Cartridge Collection) (the games was modify only for playing with joystick) or another game cartridge, connections for TV and monitor, and a power connection for the power supply.
A little bit later Commodore tried again to start successful in the video console market and produced new consoles like the amiga based CDTV (1991) and CD32 (1992), that also flops!
- Zzap64 magazine - issue 10/1990 - "Inside the future: The C64GS", s. 62-63