KFC Unveils New Console to Compete With PS5 and Xbox Series X

Gamers are excited about the upcoming launches of Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X, but it looks like they have some unexpected competition with a surprising third party: KFC. The fast-food chain of restaurants formerly known as Kentucky Fried Chicken has unveiled the first look at KFC Gaming's new product, appropriately titled the KFConsole. After unveiling the first look at the console just one day after the PS5 was revealed, KFC has been hyping up the release on social media. The console itself might be a shocker, but the fact that it has a built-in "chicken chamber" for snacking is right on brand for KFC.

KFC Gaming showed off the console on June 12th just a day after Sony finally lifted the curtain on the PlayStation 5. True to its brand, the KFConsole just looks like a big bucket of chicken that’s been remodeled to look much sleeker with red accents, a power button, and a disc drive.

You can check out the “console” below in the trailer along with some answers to pressing questions asked after the reveal. We still don't know if it can sit horizontally like the other consoles though.

KFC’s console reveal is of course a joke, but it’s an aptly timed one considering we just recently can say we’ve now seen both of the next-gen consoles. KFC Gaming is very much a real account from KFC with over 100,000 followers and frequently posts about gaming content though, so that much is at least true. A date of November 12th was given at the end of the trailer, so maybe KFC will at least have something prepped for people that day as a follow-up to the joke, though don’t expect a console.

Jokes aside, we still don’t have actual dates for either the Xbox Series X or the PlayStation 5. Both consoles have been revealed in full as has the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition which looks slightly different from the base console and doesn’t have a disc drive, but we don’t have any release dates. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are currently planned for a Holiday 2020 release with prices, pre-order details, and release dates expected to be revealed before then.

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