Veterans of the first console wars in the '90s will recall that the competition between Sega and Nintendo was fierce.
The current console wars, however, are pitched between Microsoft and Sony, with the Xbox and the PlayStation battling it out for console dominance. Sega and Nintendo have since slipped in the rankings, Sega now all but disappeared while Nintendo shifts to mobile gaming with the likes of the Nintendo Switch.
In spite of this polarisation between the two console wars, there were a few outliers. In the '90s, you had the likes of the Atari Jaguar, the NEO-GEO, and the TurboGrafx-16. None of these consoles achieved the same level of popularity as the Sega Mega-Drive or the SNES, but they were there.
This time around, the Xbox Series X/S and the PS5 have some competition - from KFC, of all places. Announced back in June of this year and initially dismissed as a joke, the KFConsole now appears to be actually real. Sure, it's a console, but why is KFC involved?
Well, for one thing, this console uses the gaming's heating system to keep your chicken warm. You can place your chicken inside the console and it'll stay warm. Yes, you read that correctly. You can store your chicken inside the console, play your game, remove said chicken from console and eat it, and then go right on playing your game.
KFC appear to be taking the whole thing semi-seriously, and even produced a splashy advertisement and website to back it all up.
— KFC Gaming (@kfcgaming) December 22, 2020
The specs for the console seem pretty serious too. The website boasts that 240 frames a second, and support for 240hz on 4K displays, as well as VR compatibility, ray tracing, and a 1TB SSD for storage. Again, those aren't made up words - they're all legit specs, and pretty good ones at that.
So, the big question now is how does one get their greasy paws on the KFConsole and how much is it? Well, that's the trick, isn't it? So far, CoolerMaster - the company behind the console - and KFC haven't yet released any price data or a distribution plan, but our guess it'll cost more than a KFC saver meal.