Over the course of weeks Soulja Boy, real name DeAndre Cortez Way, has been attempting to join the gaming scene by selling emulator consoles. The systems, re-branded with Soulja Boy’s name and sold on his site are Anbernic emulator systems sold at a higher price than the original models and pre-loaded with games. Called the “SouljaGame Console” and “SouljaGame Handheld” are available through his online store and now the rapper has 2 more systems.

The “Retro SouljaBoy Mini” that resembles Nintendo’s Gameboy Pocket comes with 508 pre-loaded games and cost $133.98 and is being discounted for $99.99.

The next system is another emulator system called the “SouljaGame FUZE” which is actually Fuze Tomahawk F1 from Fuze Entertainment. This one cost more than an Xbox One X or PS4 Pro for $639.98, what a weird price, and is now on sale for $399.99. Unlike the previous systems, this one doesn’t describe what’s on the system.

On top of this Soulja Boy is looking to start an eSports team. When speaking to TMZ, he said “We’re going to be finding talent, hiring talent. We’re putting together a team for Fortnite, putting together a team for Call of Duty, putting together a team for OverwatchCounter-Strike, all of that. One thing at a time.”

YouTubers have been covering these systems heavily but most comments are not positive. With many explaining the systems poor quality and prone to damage. In addition, many have cited that Nintendo may take legal action again Soulja considering that Nintendo games have been found in the systems and the company is notorious for taking immediate action against anyone who uses their IPs. Most notoriously being the former YouTube partnership program and the removal of free fan-made titles AM2R and Pokemon Uranium. 

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