The Commodore 64 was a classic part of video game history, and is often touted as the best-selling home computer ever. Whether or not that’s actually true, there’s not denying the historical importance of that platform. In the wake of Nintendo’s miniature console gimmicks and similar produts from Atari and Sega, a miniature Commodore 64 has been announced.
Created and sold by Retro Games Ltd., the product is a smaller, "modern" version of the Commodore 64 that comes pre-loaded with software. Called THEC64 Mini, the device is USB powered, HDMI-enabled, and will be roughly half the size of the original.
Out of the box, THEC64 will output at 720p and display at a “pixel perfect” 4:3 ratio with other options and filters. It will save games and have multiple USB ports for multiplayer or C64 BASIC computing with an external keyboard. 64 games will be pre-loaded. THEC64 Mini will support software updates as well.
There’s no release date or pricing information as of yet, but based on eBay prices there’s no doubt THEC64 Mini will be much more affordable than an original.
Source: Official Website