Rapper Soulja Boy made headlines and raised eyebrows earlier this month after he released his own line of video game consoles that closely resembled platforms built by Nintendo and PlayStation in the past, complete with licensed games.
According to a report by Variety, “The SouljaGame console and SouljaGame handheld were available for a base price of $200. The console reportedly came with over 800 pre-installed games from the PlayStation, Nintendo Entertainment System, GameBoy Advance and more.”
Since then, the rapper claims to have reached $5 million in sales in under a month, but it looks like the success has come at a cost, likely drawing the attention of Nintendo’s legal team. Despite his taunts to the contrary on Twitter, the rapper has decided to pull the emulators from the market.
While there has been no official statement from Soulja Boy or his company’s legal team, a recent tweet accompanying the removal of the consoles reveals that the rapper “didn’t have a choice” but to halt sales.
I had to boss up, I didn’t have a choice. 🤷🏾♂️
— Soulja Boy (Drako) (@souljaboy) December 29, 2018
While his foray into game consoles may be over, Soulja Boy also recently revealed that he wants to start his own esports organization that would feature teams in numerous games like Fortnite, Call of Duty and Counter-Strike.
Jan 2019 the esports team launches. Get ready the hustle doesn’t stop. Big plans will be announced soon I’m just getting started
— Soulja Boy (Drako) (@souljaboy) December 28, 2018
It appears as if these plans are moving forward despite the recent issues with his consoles.