KFConsole

KFConsole

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Added Dec 28, 2020 at 11:04AM EST by Philipp.

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About

KFConsole is a gaming PC marketed as a console designed by KFC Gaming and Cooler Master. First teased in June 2020 and initially believed to be a hoax, the console was introduced as an upcoming product in December 2020, with its technical specification revealed.

History

On June 12th, 2020, KFC Gaming, gaming-oriented social media accounts of fast food restaurant chain KFC, posted a video teasing KFConsole, a KFC-branded gaming console with a built-in compartment for heating up chicken. The post received over 4.4 million views on Twitter,[1] 1.5 million views on YouTube[2] and 171,000 views on Instagram[3] in six months (shown below).



Starting on December 18th, 2020, KFC Gaming made[4][5] a series of four countdown posts leading up to December 22nd introduction of the console, developed by KFC Gaming and PC hardware company Cooler Master. On that day, KFC Gaming posted a video that received over 2.4 million views on Twitter,[6] 500,000 views on YouTube[7] and 132,100 views on Instagram[8] in six days (shown below).



Also on December 22nd, KFC Gaming[9] posted several photographs of the console, with Cooler Master[10] launching a page containing technical characteristics of the device. In late December 2020, the announcement of the console was covered by multiple news outlets.

Technical Characteristics

On December 22nd, 2020, Cooler Master[10] unveiled technical characteristics of KFConsole. The build includes an Intel Nuc 9 Extreme Compute Element, an ASUS graphics card and a 1TB SSD. The console is set to support ray tracing, VR and resolutions up to 4K.

Online Presence

Following the initial teaser video, the KFConsole saw a minor presence in memes. For example, on June 13th, 2020, Redditor[11] ManWalkingDownReddit made a You Can't Defeat Me meme (shown below) that received over 4,000 upvotes in /r/dankmemes in six months, with a June 14th repost by iFunny[12] user Magoth gaining over 38,200 smiles in the same period.


Playstation You can't defeat me. xbox I know, but he can. KFC Gaming O @kfcgaming The future of gaming is here. Introducing the KFConsole. #PowerYourHunger TRUE 4K 120 FPS

In December 2020, following the trailer video, the console became a popular subject of discussions and videos. For example, on December 24th, YouTuber[13] ReviewTechUSA posted a video about the console that gained over 236,000 views in five days (shown below, left). On December 26th, YouTuber[14] videogamedunkey posted a humorous video about the console that received over 2.2 million views in three days (shown below, right).



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Search Interest

External References

[1] Twitter – @kfcgaming

[2] YouTube – Introducing the KFConsole

[3] Instagram – kfcgaming

[4] Twitter – @kfcgaming

[5] Twitter – @kfcgaming

[6] Twitter – @kfcgaming

[7] YouTube – KFConsole: Power Your Hunger

[8] Instagram – kfcgaming

[9] Twitter – @kfcgaming

[10] Cooler Master – KFConsole

[11] Reddit – im in

[12] iFunny – Magoth

[13] YouTube – So The KFConsole Is Real, And Powerful!

[14] YouTube – Should you Buy the KFC Console?

Recent Videos 4 total

Recent Images 21 total


Top Comments

Molemanninethousand
Molemanninethousand

KFC: (Makes a playable video game based on recent trends)

Wendy's: (Makes a physical game)

KFC: (Makes a fucking console)

Please let this keep escalating.

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