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20 Worst Product Failures

Zac Frank and Tania Khadder

Pippin

Apple/Bandai


The Pippin was Apple’s adventure into the game console market…or was it the stripped down computer market? That confusion was why it failed. Launched in 1996, the Pippin sold for $599, far above the price of game consoles like the PlayStation and Nintendo 64. But this was more than a game console! It was a computer! But it didn’t look like one and the only “software” available for it were a few programs produced by Apple’s partner, Bandai.

Only selling 42,000 units, the Pippin was quickly discontinued.

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