One of the most bizarre stories from the video game industry has come to its obvious conclusion just ahead of the new year. Rapper Soulja Boy recently launched a line of "SouljaGame" consoles that included home console and handheld products, but this move was far from a legitimate entrance into the video game market, to say the least.
What Soulja Boy really did was buy up a bunch of existing emulation devices, re-name them, and try to sell them at a mark-up. The "SouljaGame Handheld" and "SouljaGame Console" were actually already existing emulation devices made by Anbernic that Soulja Boy was attempting to re-sell at nearly double the price. To top it all off, they were loaded up with ROMs from Nintendo and other companies.
As you can imagine, this did not go well. Despite Soulja Boy boasting on Twitter that "Nintendo ain't gonna do SHIT," he recently stopped selling the devices. On top of that, the URL SouljaGame.com has been seized by Nintendo and now redirects to Nintendo's official 3DS website. Soulja Boy conceded defeat on Twitter, stating "I had to boss up, I didn't have a choice." Who could have seen this coming?