PewDiePie, the current top YouTuber, slammed rapper Soulja Boy for ripping off Sony's handheld gaming console, in a video uploaded recently to his channel.
However, the customers quickly noticed that the consoles bear a heavy resemblance to other products on the market, namely the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Game Boy, and have speculated whether the rapper's devices may face legal issues from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.
Nintendo, notorious for its overly jealous treatment of its copyrights (including only recently-lifted restrictions on Let's Play videos of its games), has already threatened Soulja Boy with a lawsuit, to which the rapper replied with an aggressive denial in a series of since-deleted tweets.
Soulja Boy deleting these tweets! Watch 'im delete 'em, watch him go! pic.twitter.com/ETHQzfhOZb— Lv. 35 Plague™ (@usernameez2ken) 22 декабря 2018 г.
However, the website where he sold his consoles has since been taken down.
"You'd think after Nintendo cracked down on Soulja Boy, he would stop," PewDiePie — real name Felix Kjellberg — noted in his video sarcastically. "Okay, well then — Sony. It's Sony time, everybody!"
He accompanied his comments with a screenshot of an article pointing out the new Handheld's resemblance to the Sony PS Vita.
Pointing out that the rapper's console costs three times as much as its Sony's look-alike, he quipped:
"Why should you pay $33 for a product when you can buy the exact same product, called SouljaGame and it's $99.99? Why pay a third of the price when you can pay way more?"
Earlier, PewDiePie mocked Instagram celebrity Kylie Jenner over her response to an egg that broke her record of 18 million likes.
Soulja Boy has not yet responded to the situation, Metro reports.