Soulja Boy Is Selling a Console That's Basically an Overpriced Emulator

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  1. Megalith

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    American rapper Soulja Boy, who has “played games all his life,” has decided to expand his brand and capitalize on the gaming industry with two new products, the “SouljaGame Handheld” and “SouljaGame Console.” Polygon and Waypoint have concluded that they are just clever scams, however: the rapper appears to be selling potentially illegal emulation consoles identical to those produced by Anbernic, but at a significant markup.

    As far as we can tell, Soulja Boy is selling these products on his site, just with his name attached. He’s also selling them at a markup; both the console and handheld cost $199.99, although they’re on sale for $149.99 and $99.99 respectively. Meanwhile, AliExpress has the direct-from-Anbernic versions for $105.99 and $72.99. We’ve contacted Soulja Boy’s press team for further information about the SouljaGame products, and we’ll update once Soulja Boy tells ’em, and then tells us in return.
     
  2. Eshelmen

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    Superman dat ConsHoe!
     
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    Headline: Petty continues to be petty.
     
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    He's making quite a bit of money, too.
     
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    nobody explained to him how is this illegal ?
     
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    Nintendo, Sony and others going to bend him over. Having those 800 games pre loaded with out paying the license fee is going to be trouble. Also using trade mark images in his marketing. I am guessing he is in America so yea they can go after him unlike the Chinese companies that make this crap.
     
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    Soulja boy soon to be Jailboi?
     
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    Time for Kyle to get one and dust of his old trusty hammer.
     
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    That was for a vaporware console, this (unfortunately for the rapper) is a shipping product. Nintendo has their own hammer for times like this.


    Whoops


    Edit: Wow, couldn't even be bothered to fix the engrish.
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0075/7566/6752/products/product-image-731594539_1024x1024@2x.jpg
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0075/7566/6752/products/product-image-731594542_1024x1024@2x.jpg
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0075/7566/6752/products/product-image-731594541_1024x1024@2x.jpg
     
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    How nobody told him he'll quickly get in lots of trouble with this is mind-boggling.

    this made me lol
     
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    Whoever told him this is a good idea probably already has his money and bounced.
     
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    I like the idea that some teen goes to prison because he emulated a rapper but TWIST its for piracy.
     
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    But I like the hand rope hole.
     
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    Who would ever buy anything marketed by some turd who calls himself "Soulja Boy"?
     
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    You know.
     
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    Gimme Moar of ya money bitches!
     
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    Maybe he's mad that fortnite isn't selling a dance made after him..
     
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    Either he knows and doesn't care. OR he's too stupid to realize that putting your name on something can carry serious consequences.
     
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    Lol you can replace 'Soulja Boy' with 'Sony' in that title and it's just as fitting..
    Interesting move if he's done his homework it could be lucrative for him.
     
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    If you get the Soulja Boy mobile you can do the stanky legg while you play
     
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    Someone needs to teach Soujia boy to stop trying to invest in himself.
     
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    Maybe he could invest here instead.
     
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    I am really looking forward to the legal fallout from this situation. I don't know why but it makes me want to start the popcorn now.
     
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    Shouldn't he be a Soulja Man by now? 2009 was a long time ago.
     
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    I remember seeing this console before.
    w49xAN9.jpg
     
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    I always see a Kiosk of those shitty Nintendo knock offs at the mall. Always wonder how that is even possibly legal to sell.
     
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    No. I don't know. Please tell me.
     
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    The same guys and gals that buy all that celebrity-branded junk. Make-up. Clothes. Shoes. Cellphone accessories. Blah blah blah. Typically young and impressionable, valuing branding over quality.

    And now you know.
     
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    lol didnt realize they even posted that it was $40 on alibaba in the news article.
     
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    That would make him a real gangsta. Anyway, that's probably why he sells via AliExpress so no worries there!
     
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    Those people really exist? Maybe I need to get out more? Nah...