Pippin game system

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Date Introduced
1996
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 3 x 10.5 x 10 in
Manufacturer
Bandai Electronics
Credit Line
Gift of Gilbert Amelio
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
Japan
Keywords
Failures; Personal computer (PC); Games; Bandai; Apple; Home game console
Object ID
102667326

Apple Computer designed the Pippin for Japanese toy company Bandai as a low-cost computer that could also be a gaming system—as Atari had done successfully with its 400/800 systems. But Pippin was most often compared only to gaming consoles, so its $599 price seemed too high. It was not a success.