In 1995, Apple partnered with the Bandai Company to create a gaming console called the Apple Pippin, which surprisingly was not a success. In fact, out of the 100,000 units produced, only 42,000 were sold.
Pippin came at a time when names like PlayStation, Sega, and Nintendo reigned supreme in the gaming world. It was, therefore, not possible for this console to disrupt the market.
Only 18 games were released for the Pippin and the fact that the console had web browsing and educational features did not help matters.
When Steve Jobs returned to Apple Computers in 1997, he discontinued almost every current Apple product in the market or in development, including the Pippin.