KFC launches bucket-shaped gaming console that lets users play video games and keeps chicken warm

KFC has killed two birds with one stone this Christmas with a deluxe gaming system that also keeps your fried chicken warm.

Built in partnership with hardware manufacturer Cooler Master, the KFConsole has a built in ‘chicken chamber’ for your extra-crispy three-piece.

The system isn’t just for show: According to Cooler Master, it can handle VR games and offers a 240 frames-per-second frame rate and 4K display compatibility.

Heat generated by the console will keep chicken warm, while a custom cooling system keeps the device from overheating.

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Fast-food giant KFC unveiled the new KFConsole, a working PC gaming system with a built-in 'chicken chamber' that will keep your three-piece warm

Fast-food giant KFC unveiled the new KFConsole, a working PC gaming system with a built-in ‘chicken chamber’ that will keep your three-piece warm

Other specs include an Intel Nuc 9 Extreme Compute Element and two Seagate BarraCuda 1TB SSD drives, according to the Cooler Master website.

The KFConsole also has ‘a first-of-its-kind hot swappable GPU slot’ for easy upgrades, according to Gamesradar.

In a press release, KFC crowed that the console wars ‘were over.’

‘The Bargain Bucket-shaped machine features the world’s first built in chicken chamber, which is kitted out to keep its contents hot, ready for consumption during intense gaming sessions,’ the company said.

Made in partnership with hardware developer Cooler Master, the KFConsole has an Intel Nuc 9 Extreme Compute Element and two Seagate BarraCuda 1TB SSD drives. It can handle VR games and offers a 240 frames-per-second frame rate and 4K display compatibility

Made in partnership with hardware developer Cooler Master, the KFConsole has an Intel Nuc 9 Extreme Compute Element and two Seagate BarraCuda 1TB SSD drives. It can handle VR games and offers a 240 frames-per-second frame rate and 4K display compatibility

The console's custom 'chicken chamber' allows users to keep their snack warm while engaging in a marathon gaming session

The console’s custom ‘chicken chamber’ allows users to keep their snack warm while engaging in a marathon gaming session

KFC spokesperson Mark Cheevers said the chicken chain was proud to unveil its flagship entry in the ‘vicious’ console market.

‘This machine is capable of running games at top-level specs, all on top of keeping your meal warm for you to enjoy during your gaming experience. What’s not to like?’ Cheevers added.

‘If Sony or Microsoft want any tips on how to engineer a chicken chamber for their efforts next time, they’d be welcome to get in touch.’

The KFConsole was first teased in June, just a day after Sony announced the PlayStation 5, but many fans assumed it was just an epic troll. Earlier KFC said the system was delayed but promised it by December 18

The KFConsole was first teased in June, just a day after Sony announced the PlayStation 5, but many fans assumed it was just an epic troll. Earlier KFC said the system was delayed but promised it by December 18

The KFConsole was first teased on Twitter in June, just a day after the PlayStation 5 was unveiled, but many fans assumed it was just an epic troll.

On December 11, KFC tweeted it was delaying the KFConsole’s release until December 18.

‘We know we joked about it before but things happen,’ it wrote. ‘Besides it’s 2020, the year of delays.’

‘This will inevitably come as a huge disappointment to many. We understand your frustrations,’ the company added.

Last week, KFC released 'Recipe for Seduction,' a 15-minute Lifetime Christmas drama with Mario Lopez playing a buff Colonel Harland Sanders

Last week, KFC released ‘Recipe for Seduction,’ a 15-minute Lifetime Christmas drama with Mario Lopez playing a buff Colonel Harland Sanders

‘While this delay certainly comes as a setback we’re excited to soon shae with you a console like no other, setting the standard in performance, aesthetics and chicken production.’

The price of the KFConsole hasn’t been revealed, nor has where or when gamers can pick one up.

Last Christmas, the chain unveiled a yule log that smelled like its iconic 11 herbs and spices when you lit it ablaze

Last Christmas, the chain unveiled a yule log that smelled like its iconic 11 herbs and spices when you lit it ablaze

KFC has long cooked up inventive tie-ins during the holidays.

Last week it released ‘A Recipe for Seduction,’ a 15-minute Christmas movie on Lifetime that saw Colonel Harland Sanders (Mario Lopez) romancing a young heiress.

And in December 2019, the restaurant chain partnered with Enviro-Log to offer a fire long that smelled like its famous 11 herbs & spices.

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