Soulja Boy launches video game console
Soulja Boy, a 28-year-old rapper who was born as DeAndre Cortez Way, knows the power of branding. He already has his own storefront, SouljaWatch, where fans can purchase smartwatches, Bluetooth headphones and other Soulja Boy-branded merchandise, and is now getting in on the video game craze. He has introduced a line of video game consoles and handhelds, which he is sure will be a big hit with his crew.
The SouljaGame Console reportedly comes with more than 800 preinstalled games. It includes AV and HDMI outputs, DualShock controllers and runs on Linux. The website indicates that it has an output of 4K resolution, but all of the games listed as being included are sub-4K games, so there isn't any real way to verify the claim.
The SouljaGame Handheld, which is said to have more than 3,000 games included, can reportedly run Switch, Vita and 3DS titles, as well as others. It comes with a three-inch screen and has the capability to download additional games after getting bored with the first 3,000.
Before anyone pulls out the credit card to place an order, it's important to note a couple of things. Reviews have already shown that the devices are nothing more than the same devices offered by other manufacturers, but which carry the Soulja Boy brand. Both of the rapper's game toys sell for about $200 on the website, but the alternatives are found much cheaper. The ANBERNIC handheld, which is virtually the same emulated device as the SouljaGame Handheld, sells for about $73 at its base price. The company's console - which matches the SouljaGame Console - goes for $106.