Who Would be Stupid Enough to Buy a $1000 Game Console on Aliexpress?

Who Would be Stupid Enough to Buy a $1000 Game Console on Aliexpress?

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We saw some questionable “game consoles” while browsing AliExpress, but when we found one that was being sold for about a thousand dollars, we knew we had to buy it. How many pirated games could it possibly hold, and just what do you get when you buy a Kinhank Super Console X G1?

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Intro: Laszlo – Supernova
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKfxmFU3lWY
iTunes Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/supernova/id936805712
Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/laszlomusic

Outro: Approaching Nirvana – Sugar High
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngsGBSCDwcI
Listen on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/UxWkUw
Artist Link: http://www.youtube.com/approachingnirvana

Intro animation by MBarek Abdelwassaa https://www.instagram.com/mbarek_abdel/
Monitor And Keyboard by vadimmihalkevich / CC BY 4.0  https://geni.us/PgGWp
Mechanical RGB Keyboard by BigBrotherECE / CC BY 4.0 https://geni.us/mj6pHk4
Mouse Gamer free Model By Oscar Creativo / CC BY 4.0 https://geni.us/Ps3XfE

0:00 Intro
1:05 Unboxing
2:20 Specs
3:15 Teardown
4:40 I/O and Marketing
6:25 Booting it Up
8:25 Batocera
11:21 Marble Madness
12:25 Jet Set Radio Future
14:00 Power Stone
15:30 Tekken 5
16:20 Conclusion
17:27 Outro


  1. Alaska on May 12, 2023 at 6:14 am

    5:30 1650 is more outstanding!

    Than a 1030 e-waste

  2. beatrix on May 12, 2023 at 6:15 am

    to be fair, Jet Set Radio Future is like, the one good game from that console that hasn’t been ported anywhere yet.

  3. Hamwas on May 12, 2023 at 6:17 am

    I miss Jet Set Radio Future

  4. Mark Stott on May 12, 2023 at 6:18 am

    Twenty years ago, NHL 94 was pretty much all that I played. I kicked arse even after a Saturday night in the pub and far too many pints of beer. I miss my Sega Mega Drive II. It’s down to this game why a Yorkshireman supports the Habs, loathes the Bruins and laughs at the Leafs.

  5. Banshiro on May 12, 2023 at 6:18 am

    Today it doenst make sense buying one of these, but some months ago, here in Brazil, this kind of things was such a great deal. i5 laptops with GTX 1650 were sold for about 4000 to 5000 in our currency, while these mini pcs with i9 were about 3000. I bought my Acer Nitro 5 Ryzen 5 3550H paired with a 1650 for 5500, while this one is way more powerfull and costs 3000. For reference, 3060 laptops were sold for 7000+. Minimum wage here is 1300/month. Buying one of these is easier considering the wage and time saving money. Unfortunatelly.

  6. Hellios on May 12, 2023 at 6:19 am

    I hope you review more cheaper gaming machines from Ali.

  7. Sarthak on May 12, 2023 at 6:19 am

    Title: who would be stupid enough to buy an pc worth 1000 dollars in aliexpress

    Ans- my friend 😂

  8. Khai on May 12, 2023 at 6:20 am

    my friend exactly have same that mini computer ,for the first time is ok to play game, later it has more lagging in game,1000 is way too expensive than the price that my friend bought

  9. Sonical Studios on May 12, 2023 at 6:20 am

    With the software on there (retrobox) you might as well get a RasberryPie with RetroPie if you are playing from ps1 and down

  10. PG Plays Video Games on May 12, 2023 at 6:23 am

    of course this is a overpriced mid tier laptop in a shell with retroarch + a trillion games installed. why was I expecting something else?

    you can do this yourself for a fraction of the price. linux has lots of "mid tier computers for cheap" videos and you can just install retroarch on top of it. done.

  11. Blade Runner on May 12, 2023 at 6:24 am

    try the soulja boy console

  12. Ichrsmas on May 12, 2023 at 6:24 am


    Wdym? That’s the only Xbox game you need

  13. Harrcoolz on May 12, 2023 at 6:27 am

    I saw another youtuber who got that same exact thing for way less, linus got the scummier scammier version

  14. Ryan Gordon on May 12, 2023 at 6:27 am

    That first game after booting into Batocera was Conrad’s Game of Life and its not a "game" in a traditional sense.

  15. Dreamthyf on May 12, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Linus paying 1000 plus several employees wages to get owned at Powerstone.

  16. 5Andysalive on May 12, 2023 at 6:34 am

    honestly i don’t think many C64 players have played non-cracked games… The playground trading was strong in them.

  17. Avi Leidner on May 12, 2023 at 6:38 am

    @12:40 There are no "good" (just) Xbox games (that aren’t way hell-of too big for what they do).
    e.g. https://youtu.be/-yQu2s7_Rc0

  18. Noah on May 12, 2023 at 6:38 am

    My cousin bought a very similar pc with better hardware in the same case for half the price lol…

  19. coopercovelo on May 12, 2023 at 6:39 am

    Buy a used Alienware alpha, load it up, and run it, as it is far cheaper then what they found…

  20. Daniel Kutomi on May 12, 2023 at 6:40 am

    What about the PS3 games?

  21. Atomicskull on May 12, 2023 at 6:41 am

    Yeah wired controllers still exist, wireless is too laggy for fighting games and shmups. Wireless also sucks for FFXI or FFXIV because you’re playing for 8-15 hour sessions and batteries start to become a problem.

  22. Rob Vespa on May 12, 2023 at 6:41 am

    Why did you waste your money on this junk? You could’ve donated the money to a competent good charity.

  23. jpeg667 on May 12, 2023 at 6:41 am

    Power Stone was the best game for the Dreamcast!

  24. Ohh Well on May 12, 2023 at 6:42 am

    How in the hell did they not try "3D 3D"????

  25. Rob Vespa on May 12, 2023 at 6:43 am

    100,000 games – or even a million – The numbers don’t matter if you’re not going to play them.

  26. R. S. on May 12, 2023 at 6:43 am

    It is possible the PS2 in the marketing is PlanetSide 2, a game with the same abbreviation as the PlayStation 2

  27. MrDeap on May 12, 2023 at 6:43 am

    1:51 The PS1 dual shock controller also had analog face button. 😄

  28. Yan Hasmut on May 12, 2023 at 6:44 am

    Meirl: I wanna be corn

  29. Evan on May 12, 2023 at 6:44 am

    $10 SSD holy crap lmaooo

  30. FibrehZd on May 12, 2023 at 6:48 am

    good guy who did this

  31. Philip Casey A Calloway on May 12, 2023 at 6:49 am

    I miss my Dreamcast. Truly brought the arcade to the home.

  32. S1m0ne on May 12, 2023 at 6:51 am

    Something that matters that isn’t getting talked about here is software preservation. These things represent a significant value to software preservation enthusiasts, and it’s unfortunate that people have to resort to piracy to play them because (almost) none of these titles are available anymore through any legitimate means.

  33. jackie moua on May 12, 2023 at 6:53 am

    Slicon valley

  34. Aster Erratum on May 12, 2023 at 6:53 am

    I’d honestly buy the first one. I LOVE RETRO games. Seeing they have Sinclair i yelled YESSS! (Thankfully home alone lol) That would be my main console if i could afford it. Its soooo nice. I never got to own any games growing up and im too poor now to buy what few i can on steam (also no actual gaming computer just a crappy asus laptop.) Id soooooo love to have this.

  35. Julian Delgadillo on May 12, 2023 at 6:55 am

    Watching Linus playing with emulation stuff I tinker with all the time is like seeing Yao Ming walk into my favorite hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant. Like it doesn’t seem that unbelievable, just a strange coincidence.

  36. Fixed Function on May 12, 2023 at 6:55 am

    7:44 There is an i9-9880H, it’s the direct step down from the 9980HK with a 2.3GHz base and 4.8GHz turbo. Those are the only two "new" chips in the 9th gen mobile lineup, with all lower core count chips being direct rebadges of the 8th gen.

  37. Br. Bill on May 12, 2023 at 6:56 am

    Please post the entire list of Amiga games installed

  38. Márlon Costa on May 12, 2023 at 6:59 am

    Another thing that kinhank took from somebody else was the image used to load this games. A guy from Brazil called Galisteo made an plug and play image for tv boxes and made it available for free, then kinhank took it and started selling it. They use his layouts, menus, layout graphics and game selection to this day. So that’s a bummer

  39. Daniel Jensen on May 12, 2023 at 7:00 am

    If it was a reasonable price this actually seems like a good retro gaming box. Would be interesting to see what more modern games they even have on there and how well they ran though.

  40. ch anirudh on May 12, 2023 at 7:00 am

    Someone make a website and put all those games up for free

  41. mike n on May 12, 2023 at 7:02 am

    you know what i cant beleive? he could have gotten the same model pc without the "games" for under 800 CAD

  42. Christopher Anderson on May 12, 2023 at 7:02 am

    Linus now has to pay for his friends to hang out with him too??
    Ngl if you just spent the money to get all of these roms downloaded easily enough.. transfer them to your storage on PC, might be worth.

  43. Daniel Lee on May 12, 2023 at 7:03 am

    This is 100% just a money laundering scheme on the other end. All the developmental costs and product pricing help justify the erroneous “profits” that they will get by selling these.

  44. djpaulhannon on May 12, 2023 at 7:04 am

    Why are there SO MANY scammers on Aliexpress? If they just put in a bit of effort and were honest half of these sellers would do so well and legitimately.

  45. Angry Bulldog Gaming on May 12, 2023 at 7:04 am

    people who don’t know :
    linus who knows:

  46. C J on May 12, 2023 at 7:07 am

    NHL94 is the most retro Canadian thing ever

  47. Ephraim Timmerman on May 12, 2023 at 7:08 am

    I had the cars game on my PS2 and the drive button was one of the analog face buttons. I swear you had to press so hard to get to max speed.

  48. Peter M on May 12, 2023 at 7:08 am

    Love the QRCode simulator game!

  49. David on May 12, 2023 at 7:08 am

    Can we please start calling disk dumping, "Crapping Disks" from now on. I really want this to be a thing.

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