Update: A Redditor on the /r/Games subreddit has pointed out that the SouljaGame Console appears to be a version of the Shenzhen Yangliming PRO 4K console sold at a markup. We’ve reached out to Soulja Boy for comment and we’ll update the story if we receive a response. Our original story continues below.
Original story: The SouljaGame console is here and it’s way more than we could have hoped for. The newest venture by Chicago-born rapper Soulja Boy has been revealed and it’s not the only piece of new tech that you can buy today. Ever since the days of Dr. Dre, rappers have been keen on adopting new business ventures to supplement the pittance they typically collect in royalties. While products like Beats By Dre make a lot of sense, Soulja Boy threw the gaming world for a curve by announcing that he would be releasing a video game console. We now know that it’s called the SouljaGame console and it’s joined by the SouljaGame Handheld.
The SouljaGame Console boasts over 800 built-in games, the majority of which appear to be emulated titles. The box includes the console, a component connector for older televisions, an HDMI cable, and a USB power cable. A pair of controllers similar in style to the DualShock 4 are also included with the package. The SouljaGame console retails for $199.99, but is currently on sale for $149.99.
As for the portable version, the SouljaGame Handheld has 3,000 games built into the device. The handheld’s design seems relatively simple with four main buttons, start and select buttons, and two shoulder buttons. This package doesn’t explicitly show what it includes, but it likely has at least a USB charging cable in the box. You can also connect the handheld version to a television via component cables, so those may be included in the box as well. The SouljaGame Handheld retails for $149.99, but is on sale for $99.99.
Both the SouljaGame console and SouljaGame handheld are produced by Anbernic, a company that specializes in creating home consoles and handhelds that are loaded up with emulated games. The company is also working on an NES emulator handheld that’s aesthetically similar to a Game Boy.