KFC to launch bucket-shaped gaming console?

KFC announced on Dec. 23 the launch of its gaming PC "KFConsole," featuring the world's first console with a built-in "fried chicken warmer." (Courtesy of KFC Gaming/Twitter)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Amid the pandemic, a lot of people spend most of their time at home playing video games, causing shortages of game consoles such as the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. With this observation in mind, fast-food chain KFC is trying to get a piece of the console market. 

KFC announced with a smile the launch of a gaming PC “KFConsole” on Dec. 23, featuring the world’s first built-in “fried chicken warmer.” 

KFC has collaborated with Cooler Master, a Taiwanese hardware company, to create the bucket-shaped gaming console.

KFC’s gaming console features Cooler Master’s technology which channels the heat generated by the machine’s operation to the “Chicken Chamber.” 

KFC’s gaming console features Cooler Master’s technology which channels the heat generated by the machine’s operation to the “Chicken Chamber.”  (Courtesy of KFC Gaming/Twitter)

According to the official release, “You can now focus on your gameplay and enjoy hot, crispy chicken between rounds.”  

Foreign media announced that the KFConsole will be powered by an Intel Nuc9 Extreme Compute Element. It will also be equipped with an ASUS-built hot-swappable NVIDIA GPU and Intel CPU, along with a 1TB Seagate NVME SSD. 

KFC’s gaming console features Cooler Master’s technology which channels the heat generated by the machine’s operation to the “Chicken Chamber.”  (Courtesy of KFC Gaming/Twitter)

As of press time, KFC has not yet announced the official release date of KFConsole, nor its price.