Most people remember Soulja Boy due in large part to the massive success that came from his one-hit wonder, Soulja Boy (Crank That). The dance that accompanied the catchy rap song only helped make both it and the rapper who performed the track popular around the world. These days, Soulja Boy's popularity is nowhere near what it was before. But that doesn't mean that he's given up in trying to reclaim his fame once again.
As revealed by The Verge, Soulja Boy has launched video game consoles that share the same name as him. They're known as the SouljaGame Console, and the SouljaGame Handheld respectively. Given the well-documented fact that the rapper is a lifelong gamer, it shouldn't be too surprising that he'd do this exact thing.
Soulja Boy has revealed that the SouljaGame Console is capable of playing video games that also run on the Game Boy Advance, NeoGeo, the NES, PC, PlayStation, and Sega Genesis. Meanwhile, the SouljaGame Handheld can play Game Boy Colour, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Vita, NeoGeo, Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo 3DS video games. There will also be plenty of video games pre-loaded on each system. The Console will contain 800 games, and the Handheld will have 3000 built in.
As cool as the news is, there's already been plenty of criticism about Soulja Boy's newest business venture. Many have pointed out that the hardware from both video game systems are assets that anyone can purchase off of Amazon. Another issue comes from the large library of games that's been boasted to work with each system. It's speculated that this is due to the games being unlicensed knock-offs. In response, Soulja Boy insists that everything has been done with the proper amount of research done. It seems as though he's prepared to throw the video game manufacturer under the bus in case he faces legal problems. It'll be interesting to see if that ends up happening.
The SouljaGame Console is currently being sold for $149.99 USD, and the SouljaGame Handheld is on for $99.99 USD. Both can be purchased from SoujlaWatch.com, the website set up by the rapper it's named after.