The Commodore VIC-20 was a personal computer released in 1980 by Commodore Business Machines. It was known as the VC-20 in Germany and the VIC-1001 in Japan. It featured 5K of RAM which could be expanded to 64K, and ran CBM BASIC Version 2. It was highly used as a videogame console due to the amount of games released for it on cartridges. It was replaced by the Commodore 64.