The Pippin has gone down in infamy as one of Apple’s biggest failures. In 1994, the Japanese toy company Bandai approached Apple with the idea to make a stripped down version of a Macintosh explicitly designed for gaming. Apple thought it was a solid idea and in 1996 they released the Pippin. It initially launched with only four games, but with a unique modem for internet connectivity. One of the problems with Pippin is it had a hefty price tag of $599. At the time of the Pippin’s launch, the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn were dominating the market. With their lower price points and more extensive game selections, the Pippin was destined to fail from the start. A few years after launch they had only sold 42,000 units, and again, Steve Jobs canceled the product upon his return to CEO.