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KFC game console-cum-chicken warmer is more powerful than the PS5 or Xbox Series X

American fast food restaurant chain, KFC is launching a gaming console that warms up chicken.

“The chicken chamber will keep its contents hot, ready for consumption during intense gaming sessions,” KFC said.

The KFConsole is part of a partnership with Cooler Master and could play top-level games like other gaming machines.

Many people thought the gaming console was a spoof marketing campaign when it was revealed in June.

KFC said its new console had a custom-built cooling system that uses heat produced by its components to warm the chicken chamber.

“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?” KFC spokesman Mark Cheevers said.

“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 fast food chain is yet to release the price of the gaming console and a release date.

The ‘Bargain Bucket-shaped’ machine features the world’s first built-in chicken chamber to help keep food warm.

According to the CoolerMaster website, the KFConsole has been forged “from the fires of the KFC ovens and built by Cooler Master from the ground up, there has never been a tastier way to experience the latest titles in stunning 4k, 240fps.”

The website defines the console stating, “Never risk letting your chicken go cold again thanks to the patented Chicken Chamber. Utilising the systems natural heat and airflow system you can now focus on your gameplay and enjoy hot, crispy chicken between rounds.”

The KFConsole includes an Intel Nuc 9 Extreme Compute Element to keep space down and better performance and two Seagate BarraCuda 1TB SSD drives for storage.

KFC says it can run games at 4K resolution at 240 frames per second – more than the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X can manage. It can also run virtual-reality games