Carl Williams writes, "The Commodore 65 was to be a major hardware upgrade to the venerable Commodore 64. Scheduled to be called the C64DX/C65 and set for an early 90’s launch, Commodore pulled the plug rather abruptly and shelved the unit due to unforeseen rising manufacturing costs and probably due to their own success. During the period that this new computer was to launch, the Commodore Amiga 500 was seeing tremendous success in the market. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to realize that it is a bad idea to introduce a competing piece of hardware when you have another, similarly priced, piece of hardware killing it at retail. Fate stepped in and ended the life of the C65 before it was ever able to breathe its first breath."