Soulja Boy’s sport consoles pulled from retailer weeks after launch

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As anybody from the Gizmondo to the Digital Boy can inform you, it’s powerful to launch a console. After all, it’s helps when your machine apparently comes pre-loaded with hundreds of video games from large identify corporations like Nintendo, Sony, Sq. and Bandai.

It was clear the second they had been launched that Soulja Boy’s SouljaGame console and handhelds had been too good to be true, despite his insistence that he’d struck offers with sport publishers. Now, round three weeks after launch, each have been pulled from his on-line retailer (which additionally shares a…acquainted trying wearable and headphones).

What prompted the methods to be pulled from his website isn’t clear, although the rapper seems to have acknowledged as a lot in a tweet, stating, “I needed to boss up, I didn’t have a alternative.” After all, given Nintendo’s historical past, it appears unlikely deal was struck to license titles to what seems to quantity to a rebranded emulator.

As Selection notes, titles like Tekken and Tomb Raider had been additionally options in adverts for the methods, which is virtually crying out for publishers to intervene. Meantime, he’s promised “large plans” quickly, together with his already acknowledged intention to launch an eSports staff in some unspecified time in the future subsequent 12 months. For now, nonetheless, the rapper seems to be doing simply wonderful, thanks very a lot:


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