After his first attempt to break into the video game industry as a console maker, it looks like rapper Soulja Boy is ready to kick off trial number two. The first attempt at making his own console began in 2019 when he tried to peddle a “new design”. Immediately he received cease and desist notifications from large companies in the industry while the rapper took pictures at former Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime when he said he “made him retire”. After lots of jokes and absolute silence, it looks like Soulja Boy is making a comeback in the video game market.
While the costly dividing line he first attempted to create fell by the wayside following numerous threats of legal action (including one in particular almost exactly like the PlayStation Vita), it looks like the second round is getting ready to roll out for the public to see. According to a Twitter account simply called Soulja Game Console (similar in name to the original products he was offering), the rapper “is building a new console from the ground up, all new in design.” New games. Brand new offers. Let’s go. make history. ”
Build a new console from scratch, brand new design. All new games. All new offers. Let’s make history.
– Soulja Game Console (@SouljaGame) February 13, 2021
The Twitter account, which tracks and is followed by Soulja Boy himself for authenticity, doesn’t share any photos of the new system, but the associated Instagram did and … well, it looks like the second round won’t be much different than the first round if this PlayStation 2 controller is something to do:
It was clear that Soulja Boy had never planned on leaving the monetary opportunities that the gaming industry has to offer given his tweets, streaming presence, and launched esports organization, but getting back in. the console manufacturing industry is definitely a choice. He even asked Tony Hawk if the professional skater would like to help create a new video game. Given its responses to reviews and other companies showing direct comparisons to products already available, this launch seems likely to experience similar issues to its attempt.
In all honesty: pursue your goals. If that’s what you want to do, don’t let those ambitions turn to dust. That being said, let’s make sure that the “made from scratch” console is not made from other consoles already on the market.
It will be interesting to see what “big plans” the rapper has next. For now we have a Twitter account, a brand new Instagram account, and a dream.