Commodore’s Vic-20 was the first personal computer to sell one million units. It was officially launched in the middle of 1980 at $299. The price of a new Vic-20 would eventually drop to as little as $99. This was extraordinarily inexpensive for a color computer at that time. During it’s production life (of approximately 4 years) the Vic-20 would go on to sell more than 2.5 million units in total. At one point they were being produced at a rate of more than 9,000 computers per day.
May 14, 2012