It’s crazy to think how much gaming systems have evolved over the past few years. When you look at today’s Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4 systems, gaming consoles from only a few years ago look like antiques.
In 1996, Apple partnered with Japanese company Bandai to create Pippin, a gaming system that ran a Mac OS and used game CD-ROMs. It even had a controller with a trackball, and a wireless version that used infrared technology.
Unfortunately for Apple, Pippin had poor games and poor overall performance. They only sold 42,000 units and subsequently discontinued the device the next year. This could have been due to the $600 price tag — similar devices, like the Sony PlayStation and N64, were $300 and $200, respectively.