The Apple II and Commodore 64 are the obvious ones but which other computer systems used the 6502 and 65816 chips?

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    1. It's best to ask the actual question in the body, not just the title. 2. As we've seen, this question was resolved with a simple web search, and now we have two lists of such systems that are guaranteed to be out of synch with each other. We should not be duplicating existing good resources, but adding to them. List answers are not great for SE. i.e., the best answer for this question will always be a wikipedia link. – user12 May 18 '16 at 15:09
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    @mcleod_ideafix and unfortunately, both lists are now destined to diverge forever, unless kept updated here or there. Assuming theirs is the "master" no one really wants to make this our wiki-style answer when the answer is on their wiki page. – user12 May 18 '16 at 15:18
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    @mcleod_ideafix the central notion of any list on the internet is that it is never complete; perhaps this list is incomplete because some techno-tribespeople in outer Fangoria once shipped a BrouHaHa-600 using a 6502 design. Or maybe the list is just incomplete at this point in time. Something will always change. Furthermore, answers that are only dumps of wikipedia pages are just not good for SE. – user12 May 18 '16 at 16:06
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    In short: good quality online Q&A should add to existing online resources, not simply reproduce them. – user12 May 18 '16 at 16:12
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    I'm happy for this to be closed. (Though I don't have close vote privileges yet.) – nevster May 18 '16 at 23:15

There is a Wikipedia category that aims to list them, at least, the home computers part. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:6502-based_home_computers

The current list of home computers is as follow:


Acorn Atom
Acorn Electron
Acorn Eurocard systems
Acorn System 1
Acorn System 2
Acorn System 3
Acorn System 4
Acorn System 5
Atari 8-bit family


BBC Master
BBC Micro


Commodore 128
Commodore 64
Commodore LCD
Commodore MAX Machine
Commodore PET
Commodore VIC-20
Compukit UK101


Laser 128


Ohio Scientific




Tangerine Microtan 65

There is a list that seems to be more exhaustive, at: http://www.dwheeler.com/6502/oneelkruns/65machines.html

Apple I
Apple II
Apple II+
Apple III
Apple IIe
Apple IIc
Apple IIc+
Commodore PET
Commodore VIC-20
Commodore 64
Commodore 128
Commodore Plus/4
Atari 400
Atari 800
Atari 800XL
Atari 1200XL
Atari 600XL
Atari 65XE
Atari 130XE
Atari XE-GS
Atari 5200 (game system)
Atari 7800 (game system)
Atari 2600 (game system)
Atari Lynx 1 and 2 (game systems)
Laser 128
MOS Technologies KIM-1
SYM-1 (similar to KIM-1)
JOLT (had an ad in Dec. 1975 Byte magazine, anyone have one?)
Rockwell AIM-65
Oric Atmos
Oric Telestrat
Tangerine Microtan-65
Acorn System One
Acorn Atom
Acorn BBC-A
Acorn BBC-B+
Acorn BBC-B
Acorn Electron
Nintendo Entertainment System (original 8-bit)
Atari Lynx
PC-Engine (Turbo Grafix 16) (two 6502s)
OSI Superboard 600 / UK 101
Vtech creatiVision
Laser 128
Laser 128EX
Laser 3000 

There is another machine from Video Technology that used the 6502, the Laser 2001. In a way this was the successor to the CreatiVision, a hybrid computer and home video game console introduced by VTech in 1981. As such, the Creativision used the 6502 as well.

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