Happy Birthday Commodore Amiga 500

The multimedia computer that changed the world forever was announced in January 1987! The Amiga 500, also known as the A500 (or its code name “Rock Lobster”) It was announced at the winter Consumer Electronics Show in January 1987 together with high-end Commodore Amiga 2000 and competed directly against the Atari 520ST. Before Amiga 500 was shipped, Commodore suggested that the list price of the Amiga 500 was US$595.95 without a monitor. At delivery in October 1987, Commodore announced that the Amiga 500 would be launched for US$699. In Europe, the Amiga 500 was released in May 1987. The original Amiga 500 proved to be Commodore’s best-selling Amiga model, enjoying particular success in Europe. Although popular with hobbyists, arguably its most widespread use was as a gaming machine, where its advanced graphics and sound were of significant benefit. The Commodore Amiga 500 eventually sold 6 million units worldwide! 

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