The Pippin was Apple Computer's attempt to develop an inexpensive platform aimed mostly at playing CD-based multimedia titles, especially games, but also functioning as a network computer. Bandai was the primary distributor of the consoles, the Pippin Atmark in Japan and the Pippin @WORLD in the United States. Katz Media marketed a variant called the Katz Media Player for Canada and Europe.[1][2]

Bandai officially abandoned the Pippin platform and closed its Bandai Digital Entertainment subsidiary on March 13, 1998, less than two years after it was launched.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Morgenstern, David (1996-12-02). @World: Pippin shippin'. MacWeek. Archived from the original on 1996-12-20
  2. Burrows, Peter (1996-04-01). Apple's Pippin: A Pip--or a Pipsqueak?. BusinessWeek. Archived from the original on 1997-06-28
  3. Johnston, Chris (1998-02-27). Bandai Says Goodbye to Pippin. GameSpot.

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