Bandai to Offer Internet Service for Its Handheld Game Unit.
Bandai has tried to develop online game services before, only to get badly burned in the process. Between 1995 and 1998, the Japanese toy maker developed an internet home terminal with Apple Computer Corp called the Pippin. Although it incorporated many of the ideas now used in machines like the Sega Dreamcast and Sony Playstation 2, the terminal was not a success because it was too costly and not well supported by software. Bandai ditched the project in 1998 at a cost of $214m.
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|Date:||Jun 29, 1999|
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