Soulja Boy made headlines last week for being an accidental racist, and now he’s catching some serious slander for something he’s pretty proud of. Last night the rapper announced his new line of gaming consoles a follow up to his line of SouljaWatches he sells on his website. Twitter, of course, sees the jig early.
The “Crank That” rapper announced his SouljaGame console and SouljaGame Handheld last night and was very excited as he should be. In a series of Tweets, he expressed he had shed tears of joy when the first console was sold as well as making $250,000 in sales in less than 24 hours.
While there is plenty to be happy about with his latest venture, there is something that just doesn’t smell right when it comes to the console and handheld unit. Both are emulators marked up at $199.99 and currently on “sale” for $149.99 and $99.99 right on time for the holidays. Polygon points out both models are “poorly built” and are made by Anbernic and are being sold on AliExpress without his name on it for $105.99 and $72.99.
As far as games are concerned, the SouljaGame “plug-n-play” console has 800 built-in while the handheld boasts 3,000 games with titles ranging from PlayStation, NeoGeo, PC, SEGA, Game Boy Advance, and NES games. The console looks like a knockoff Xbox One and features a generic looking PS Dualshock controller.
While Soulja is currently celebrating, there a lot of folks giving him the side-eye for trying to push knockoff electronics on them. We here at Hip-Hop Wired love to support Black businesses, but at the same time, we don’t co-sign selling marked-up suspect electronics either. We recommend you give this some serious thought, do your research before you hit purchase on any of these electronics. Hit the gallery below to see the sprinkle of support and slander for Soulja’s new video game consoles.
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Good business move brother proud of you! 🙏🏾❤️ Ima buy one for support! https://t.co/gKX12vqpDU— King Bach (@KingBach) December 6, 2018
Get me one of these. Christmas is coming and I need it. https://t.co/AV9Jy9IAJX— Nick Akerman (@Nakerman) December 6, 2018
Soulja Boy releasing all this knockoff sh*t... knockoff airpods for $9.99?.. pic.twitter.com/NXMm85SI8N— Zé Taylor (@FATHERBONNET) December 6, 2018
i think my favorite thing about the soulja boy handheld is the description— ruby (@RubysBubys) December 6, 2018
1. Thats not how weight works
2. Its white, in the photos, not black
3. "SouljaGame Video Game Console" is not a material
4. It doesnt play Switch, 3DS, or Vita games pic.twitter.com/XSoxSGHFrr
soulja boy's console looks lit pic.twitter.com/mjwEk2B20y— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) December 6, 2018
Came in just under the wire but the Soulja Boy video game console might just be the funniest thing to happen in 2018.— big time influencer guy on here (@boring_as_heck) December 6, 2018
say what u want bout soulja boy but he been one of the #1 finessers in the game for over 10 years that man is special— lil aaron (@lilaaron911) December 6, 2018
Y’all be tweeting “Support Black Businesses” but it’s really quiet on the TL when Soulja Boy announced that SODMG video game system.— 700 Fill Bandit (@Rios___) December 6, 2018
The support on this app is fake and y’all can suck my dick.
You could have called it the SouljaBoy smh https://t.co/oAEkfuf5Od— I come from a long line of kettles (@jscrogginsecn1) December 6, 2018
"Soulja Boy is buying cheap emulator boxes off Ali Express and reselling them as his official console" is not the news I expected to wake up to https://t.co/bonb11QLH2— Frank Cifaldi - Pig in the City (@frankcifaldi) December 5, 2018
Very excited to have ordered soulja boys brand new game console this holiday season.— James (@UberHaxorNova) December 5, 2018
It's the WiiYoooooooouuu— Si (@SimonTruddaiu) December 5, 2018
This nigga soulja boy selling phones now y’all. I don’t wanna hear no more debates. He is the GOAT. pic.twitter.com/bFSNMXXKNi— ✰WASTEDJU✰ (@wastedju) December 6, 2018
Soulja Boy: Hey, can l use your homework?— KFC Gaming (@kfcgaming) December 6, 2018
Sony: For sure, just change it up a little a bit yeah..
Soulja Boy: pic.twitter.com/TpcM14YODt
Soulja boy threw his name on some Chinese gas station electronics and got yall convinced hes bill gates— ▪️ (@mystikalgod666) December 6, 2018
The Soulja boy game console gone start up like “YOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUU”— Canaan (@APEXXXNINE) December 6, 2018
Soulja boy out here selling bootleg everything and yall talking bout support black businesses pic.twitter.com/UMCpX7Aqn2— Vinny (@VinnyFuego) December 6, 2018
Listen Soulja Boy is actually finessing so hard rn if people are actually buying those bunk ass consoles. He’s gonna get hit with a cease and desist LMAOO pic.twitter.com/iPqsizyAlB— Italian restaurant bread (@Akkuracy) December 6, 2018
Check it out guys, I got my hands on one of the new Soulja Boy Handhelds early! pic.twitter.com/tUkfdYrr5h— Sebastian (@Jedasis7) December 6, 2018
Hahahahah why has Soulja Boy released a console that’s just an illegal gameboy emulator lmao respect the hustle pic.twitter.com/lywNTpxpch— S∀M (@samikin_) December 6, 2018