Mad Catz Takes Control of the PS3

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Peripheral maker Mad Catz has announced that it is shipping game controllers for Sony’s PlayStation 3 gaming console. The new GamePad controllers are available in both wired and unwired versions, and faeture “SixSense” motion sensing technology, unique triggers letting gamers spray bullets (or lasers, or glowing things, or you know, whatever) faster and more accurately than ever before. The controllers also sport fully analog joysticks, four controller port indicator LEDS, and a home button which pulls up the PS3’s main interface. Alas, the Mad Catz GamePads don’t offer a rumble feature…but then again, neither does Sony. Mad Catz says the GamePads will be offered in four colors, but we only count three (black, red, and blue) for the wired version; the wireless edition apparently also comes in grey.

The launch of this duo of feature-rich controllers marks a meaningful step toward our goal of offering a full suite of quality accessories for each of the new console platforms,” said Darren Richardson, Mad Catz president and CEO in a statement. “These competitively-priced GamePads provide gamers with an attractive alternative to first-party controllers and demonstrate our continued dedication to harnessing the technology of the new consoles to create innovative product designs and new sources of revenue.”

Sony’s wireless PS3 controllers carry a suggested price $49.99; Mad Catz is letting theirs go for $39.99, with the wired version priced at $29.99.

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