See my back pedal, see me roll.
Less than a month after selling rebranded emulators like "SouljaGame" consoles and handhelds, Soulja Boy has removed the devices from their online store.
Reported by Rolling Stone, Soulja Boy removed the devices late last month, with the SouljaGame.com URL, redirecting visitors to Nintendo's 3DS website. When he removed the devices, he wrote on Twitter "I had the boss, I had no choice."
I had the boss, I had no choice.
̵1; Soulja Boy (# SODMG) (@souljaboy) December 29, 2018
The day before, Soulja Boy was asserted that the consoles and handhelds were legitimate and said in a now deleted Tweet "For anyone who think Nintendo will suck me … Nothing is going to happen everything is legitimate. My console does not go anywhere, trust me. "To what extent Nintendo became involved in the problem, it is not known.
In a previous interview with Rolling Stone, Soulja Boy said: "Honestly, I feel that everything is 100% legitimate and it will not be due to any legal consequences or anything. Honestly, I have no worries at all , some concerns, because everything we do is legitimate, it has been investigated, everything is basically confirmed that it is a green light, and we are good, it is partly the people from the outside who are looking at who do not understand the type of agreements that were done behind the worried scenes. "
Soulja Boy started selling SouljaGame Consoles and SouljaGame Handhelds at his personal store front SouljaWatch early last month. It became clear that these were not original devices, but rather rebranded emulator consoles that can be found elsewhere. Both devices played countless licensed titles and used licensed IP to advertise (including Tekken, Tomb Raider and various Nintendo games), although it is clearer than ever that these were not used with permission.
Nintendo has a history of issuing lawsuits against those using their properties illegally, which include multiple emulator sites and ultimately winning a lawsuit against two ROM hosting sites for over $ 12 million.
Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter .