As if the previous Soulja Boy games console fiasco wasn't enough back in 2018, the American rapper has announced that, once again, he's planning on launching his very own video game console.
As you might recall, Soulja Boy initially attempted to sell rebranded Chinese games consoles running unlicensed ROMs – and then a knock off Game Boy – back in 2018. Unsurprisingly, the business venture failed following presumed legal action; all store pages were soon taken down, with Soulja Boy saying, "I had to boss up, I didn’t have a choice."
Now, though, here we are in 2021 with yet another Soulja Boy games console being teased. On 20th February, he took to social media to excite fans with a new project. "Coming soon @SouljaGame," his tweet reads (thanks, IGN).
"Building a new console from scratch, all new design. All new games. All new deals. Let’s make history," the new account says, while also leading to an Instagram page showing what appears to be a new console. The new design reminds us of an Xbox Series S, albeit with a PS2 controller sitting on top. At least it's not copying a Nintendo system this time?
Will this new machine actually come with licensed games this time? Can it possibly compete with KFC's games console/chicken warmer hybrid? Only time will tell, we guess.
[source instagram.com, via ign.com]
That tweet reads like the teaser for a new Marvel movie or something, not a Famiclone.
This won't get as many comments as the street fighter 2 article, but nice attempt
I would rather buy KFC's game console myself!
Oh that whole Soulja Boy console situation was so funny back then ^^
@Dpullam Thats what I'm talkin' about! The KFConsole will
fry my dreams!
GG Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft. You're gonna get bought out by the boy
@RickD Even if that's the case, this is no competitor.
Note to Soulja: if you didn't have a choice, it's not bossing up.
The Soulja game console better boot up with the Soulja Boy YOOOOOOO sound!
Soulja Boy Advance
I was going to remain neutral, but that picture on Instagram all but smells like it's another hoax.
"Building from a scratch" them you use a picture of a PS2 controller while concealing the logo
Oh gosh, why Soulja Boy, just why, oh well "Here we go again (read in Mario voice)"
You can already buy a console with this exact design on Alibaba.
Definitely going to be another illegal console that he'll get sued for.
Nothing about this is going to be "new" or "original".
On a closer inspection, it's probably not a dualshock. There is a circular bevel around the D-Pad that no Sony Controller has. My bad
Can it play Beatmania IIDX games ?
scalpers will grab it all😁
"I'm just a boy with a dream"
Soulja Boy on Twitter talking about starting his "console manufacturing" business lmao
Get ready to Crank Dat massive L against Nintendo again lol
Lol, oh boy. This should be good.
Some people never learn.
Ayy, I got this new console for y'all called the New Soulja Boy Advance SP Micro 4DS Lite Plus.
You just gotta punch start, then crank up up down down left right left right B A.
The Ouya killer.
It won't work unless it has modern features, like joy-con/DualSense drift. Microsoft couldn't get it right with the Series X/S
I heard that FromSoftware jumped ship and Dark Souljas is the launch title.
HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO TEACH YOU THIS LESSON, OLD MAN!?
more proof that drugs dont cause long term brain issues
Does anyone actually care?
Can't wait. Day 1.
@RickD Sure, but cheap Chinese emulation boxes aren't actual competition for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo.
People still support this guy?
Hey that's great for him. I'm sure he's a big time fan of video games so who are we to judge him? I'm sure if we had the time and money to launch anything video games related, like a new game or console, we would. You may not buy it and maybe the consoles and games are bad, but he will at least have fulfilled an ambition of his
@Anti-Matter I miss IIDX, but it takes a lot of dedication to keep your skill up so I eventually moved on to other things. Still has some of the best music out of any of the music games, though.
Here we go again. Let's see how long it will take before he gets sued again
So he has been shopping on Ali Express again and slapped stickers on the boxes again?
It's interesting that this isn't getting the negative comments other articles about musicians have recently on this site.
@Bhuahahaha scalpers will grab it all😁
Ooh maybe itll come prepackaged with
I’m guessing it’ll be a ouya style console with crappy mobile games on it.
@RickD it’s because this guy hasn’t learned his lesson about selling bootleg consoles. These aren’t new consoles, with new games, these are just emulation machines that play a number of old pirated games, if I remember correctly for the 2018 debacle. Heck, if I remember correctly, not many people actually got their consoles that they ordered from him.
I could not have asked for a better excuse to post this.
Soulja Boy is always talking about how he was the first to innovate in several aspects including saying that he “was the first artist on social media” (he wasn’t) and that he “made Drake” (he didn’t). Meanwhile, here he is copying notes from everybody with the biggest scam in the game industry.
And we thought 2020 was a bad year! Oh well
@Rhaoulos Yeah, controller gimmicks will definitely be the #1 thing holding this console back.
@Kilamanjaro are you joking?
@Kilamanjaro sounds like you missed a lot of crucial information.
He's not designing and launching his product, he's just reselling already existing (and already illegal) Chinese bootleg consoles with unlawfully obtained ROMs installed.
So no, it's absolutely the opposite of the uplifting passion project you're painting.
How is he not in prison? This man is a con artist, a liar and a fake. He already violated a bunch of laws in the past.
Oh right, he's wealthy. That explains it.
@clvr I didn't say any of that about a passion project like he's a dev or anything. It's obvious he is partnering with other people and putting his label on it. He could definitely be a hardcore gamer, but neither of us now right? His first console was rip off roms, probably the second will be similar but could be different, no need to be so judgmental or get worked up about it. I would do something similar if I could, even though I'm not a dev it would be great to launch something if I could, even a cheap device. Could be on his bucket list, could be just for money but we know it's probably somewhere in between because this for SURE will not make much money and probably be a huge business loss.
I hope SNL spoofs this again......the last weekend update with Soulja Boy was very funny
Maybe Nintendo Life should give us the interview we've all been waiting for with Souljah Boy! 😂 Now I'm joking
@gutrippabear LOL I was thinking the same thing!
This'll go great next to my Beamz By Flo
christmas is comin early this year
@Bhuahahaha i hope he keeps the original promise and release the legend if soulja boy. A link from the past. 😎🤣
@blindsquarel i want a namika smitch 🤣soulja gonna drop dark souljas 3 😂😂or soulja calibre. What he smoking. 🚬😂
Lol I forgot about that KFC thing
@Dr_Corndog oh my god
What about the ones people are still waiting on?
My question remains the same: who's Soulja Boy?
Well, at least he tried this time. The first Soulja Boy console used a D-Pad to play Fortnite.
Seems like a desperate cry for attention to me.
How has this man not gotten sued for everything he owns yet??
@RickD Chinese garbage 600 in 1 game "consoles"? there are plenty of those already.
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