Even 12 years after it’s initial release, Apple’s only attempt at a video game console is still serving as a slight embarrassment to the company. On Friday, Gamepro ran it’s list of the “Top 10 Worst Selling Consoles of All Time”. I’m actually sad to say that I owned (or still own) 4 of these consoles. The list includes the Atari Jaguar, the Turbo Graphix 16, the Virtual Boy, and more – but at the Top of the list is Apple’s Pippin.
For those of you that don’t know, the Pippin was a joint project between Apple and Bandai (it was never Apple’s intention to release the product on it’s own, but to partner with other companies…Bandai was the only one that bit). Underpowered and overpriced (the device launched at $599), the Pippin died a swift death, and quickly made it’s way into the history books as one of the worst products Apple has ever produced.
In fact, PC World went on to name it the Worst Tech Product of All Time recently.
Ouch. That’s harsh.