After his first try at breaking into the gaming business as a console producer was ripped aside, it appears like rapper Soulja Boy is able to crank out attempt quantity two. The primary attempt at making his personal console started in 2019 when he tried to hawk a “new design.” Instantly, he was met with stop and desist notifications from main corporations within the enterprise whereas the rapper took potshots at former Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime when he stated he “made him retire.” After quite a few jokes and utter silence, it appears like Soulja Boy is crank the gaming market as soon as extra.
Whereas the costly knock-off line he first tried to create fell to the wayside following quite a few threats of authorized motion (with one specifically wanting nearly precisely just like the PlayStation Vita), it appears like spherical two is on the point of deploy for the general public to see. In response to a Twitter account merely known as Soulja Sport Console (comparable in title to the unique merchandise he was providing), the rapper is “constructing a brand new console from scratch, all-new design. All-new video games. All-new offers. Let’s make historical past.”
Constructing a brand new console from scratch, all new design. All new video games. All new offers. Let’s make historical past.
— Soulja Sport Console (@SouljaGame) February 13, 2021
The Twitter account, which each follows and is adopted by Soulja Boy himself for authenticity, would not share any footage of the brand new system, however the related Instagram did and … properly, it appears like spherical two will not be a lot completely different than spherical one if that PlayStation 2 controller is something to go by:
It was clear that Soulja Boy was by no means planning on leaving the financial alternatives that the gaming business has to supply given his tweets, his streaming presence, and his launched esports group, however leaping again into the console-making enterprise is actually a alternative. He even requested Tonk Hawk if the professional skater would love to assist make a brand new online game. Given his responses to critique and different corporations exhibiting direct comparisons to already accessible merchandise, this launch appears prone to face points much like his try.
In all equity: Go after your objectives. If that is what you wish to do, do not let these ambitions wither into mud. That being stated, let’s guarantee that the “comprised of scratch” console is not comprised of different consoles already out available on the market.
It will likely be fascinating to see what “massive plans” the rapper has subsequent. For now, we now have a Twitter account, a model new Instagram account, and a dream.