Atmark Town (アットマーク タウン) is a CD-ROM-based online communications suite which was bundled with Pippin Atmark consoles in Japan.[1][2]


Users navigated a virtual 3D "town" to access e-mail, chat, forums, games and news features.[2] Online connection was handled through "Pip PPP".[3]


Version 1.0 was first released by Bandai Digital Entertainment on March 28, 1996 with the launch of the Pippin Atmark special "Network set" (「ネットワークセット」) in Japan. When a lower-priced base "Pippin Atmark body set" (「ピピン@アットマーク」「本体セット」) was introduced on June 15, 1996, Atmark Town became available separately as part of an "optional Internet Kit" (「別売インターネットキット」).[4]

Version 2.0 became available later as a individual update.[5]



  1. Apple Pippin scans by DFJustin, The Internet Archive. 2013-08-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 アットマークタウン (Japanese), Third Stage. Archived 1999-09-15.
  3. BDE: What's New - ネットワーク強化による アクセスポイント変更のお知らせ (Japanese), Bandai Digital Entertainment. Archived 1997-10-25.
  4. Spec. by chemy cano, Pipp!n@Archive (Japanese). Archived 2007-02-05.
  5. ピピンソフト ATMARK TOWN Ver.2.0 (状態:ゲームディスクのみ) (Japanese), Suruga-Ya.

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