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The Most Shameless Video Game Console Knockoffs  

Benjamin Dunn
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Knockoffs, fake consoles, bootlegs, and ripoffs are so common these days that it is hard to tell the real from the false sometimes - especially at flea markets. You can't blame someone who gets a Sorny or Lois Vataughn. However there are just some knockoffs that are unforgivably bad and just downright shameless. Sure, some of these fake video game consoles may look like the product they are trying to copy if you squint your eyes or take a few mind-altering drugs, but barring that there should be no way for you to confuse them with the real thing.

Mostly made in China, these console knockoffs can be found anywhere, from your local Chinatown to the freeway off-ramp. You can even find them just by perusing your local Big Lots or CVS. Too lazy to go out and look for one? Console rip-offs can be readily purchased from online retailers like eBay too.

This holiday season, if your loved one is wanting a Nintendo 3DS but you don't want to shell out the money, just try finding a Neo Double Games or POP Station at your local bodega. Believe me, they will never know the difference. At least not until they unwrap it.

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PolyStation 3
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This is the latest version of the "hit" knockoff brand. While looking like a PS3, it only has a tiny screen that plays LCD games. Seems like the graphics are working their way down instead of up.

Super Megason IV
Super Megason IV is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Shameless Video Game Console Knockoffs
Photo: Reddit
A Super NES knockoff. It offers nothing more than a great name and amazing box art. Oh, and an EXTRA CARTRIDGE!
Treamcast
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This is probably the first, and only, knockoff listed that could be of any real use. The Treamcast is actually a portable clone machine of the Dreamcast, meaning that it can actually play Dreamcast games instead of making up its own or replacing them completely with crappy LCD games.

Too bad it is for a system that went away a decade ago.

Game Joy
Game Joy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Shameless Video Game Console Knockoffs
Photo: Reddit

Imagine a kid's excitement on Christmas Day when they open their present and it's a brand new Game Boy, er, Game Joy. I'm assuming this company is counting on parents that are either hard of hearing or dyslexic. (And unaware that it is not 1994.)