Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Apple made their own video game system in the 90s.

The Pippin, which Apple produced with the help of toy company Bandai, was a $600 CD-based game console that came out in 1995. This would have put it in direct competition with the Sega Saturn, Sony Playstation, and the Nintendo 64, except for one thing -- it failed miserably. When it came out, the only game publisher to produce software for it was Bandai itself. When you combine that with a $600 price tag, and it’s no surprise they were only able to sell 42,000 units. On the plus side, at least you could use it to play Marathon, the predecessor to Halo.