Soulja Boy's latest sketchy console looks like a PS Vita

The 'SouljaGame Handheld' boasts a 480 x 272 'HD' resolution.

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Saqib Shah
January 14, 2019 7:15 AM
In this article: av, gaming, psp, PsVita, SouljaBoy

Soulja Boy is shrugging off possible legal threats from gaming giants with another rip-off console. In the wake of his ill-fated Nintendo emulator swag, his latest attempt at plagiarism marries the design of a PS Vita with the specs of a PlayStation Portable (a 480 x 272 resolution on a supposed "HD" screen is just the tip of the iceberg). It's probably only a matter of time till Sony tells Soulja -- real name DeAndre Cortez Way -- to pull the plug or face legal action.

If you want to peep the "SouljaGame Handheld" before its inevitable demise, it's up for sale on the "SouljaWatch" merch website for $100, though there's no mention of compatible games. As with his Nintendo knock-offs, it seems Soulja is just drop-shipping the portable device from China (at least according to this AliExpress listing of an identical $33 "Onleny" handheld) and charging triple the original asking price.

The SouljaWatch homepage also features a "SouljaGame" console that looks like an Xbox One with elongated PS4 controllers. Other product highlights include Apple AirPods knock-offs, a SouljaPad tablet, an Apple Watch lookalike and a smartphone (which we assume comes preloaded with a Crank That (Soulja Boy) ringtone).

To be clear, Soulja Boy is a massive gaming nerd who's named mixtapes after Mario and even reviewed Braid, so he likely knows the value of his third-rate wares. His other hapless dalliance with tech included hoverboards that were snapped up by fraudsters, leaving Soulja with a $175,000 bill for Stripe payments that never materialized.

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