Video Game Peripheral Giants Mad Catz File For Bankruptcy

Rock Band 4 may have just closed the doors to one of the biggest peripheral companies in the world. Mad Catz, known for their fight sticks and Triton headsets, has filed for bankruptcy. The company has been struggling for some time now, with their co-publishing deal with Harmonix being a major factor.

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earlygreenway504d ago

I really liked their fight sticks, its too bad.

PixelGateUk504d ago

It's a real shame, wonder who will fill the void in the market

supremeluis504d ago

Hori, Qanba, Razer, etc...

CanadianTurtle504d ago

Hori's been in the game for a while now. They'll definitely take the spot

hmterwilliger504d ago

I can't say that I'm surprised, the music genre is pretty much extinct. Hopefully their more popular titles will get picked up by another company.

KwietStorm504d ago

It's not really about the music genre. They had some of the best peripherals on the market, especially for fighting games.

cberg25504d ago

It's a shame, but seems inevitable. The third party controller market hasn't really been a factor for this generation.

CanadianTurtle504d ago

I feel like these types of companies blew it this generation. Mad Catz could've created some great alternatives to DualShock 4s and XboxOne controllers, especially considering the price range on those things. They could've made something that worked with the masses, but 20 to 30 bucks cheaper. They missed out

gangsta_red504d ago (Edited 504d ago )

Well, with only a small amount of actual fighting games I'm surprised they lasted this long.

Not to mention you can only make so many different types of controllers and headsets for a system(s) with a 5 or 6 year life cycle.

Paytaa504d ago (Edited 504d ago )

I also feel like the decline of local multiplayer and console LAN (aside from eSports) has given less people the incentive to purchase a cheaper second or third controller like the old days. Doesn't help that the XB1 and PS4 pads are just too good quality wise to compete with.

PixelGateUk504d ago

They were doing pretty fair before rock band 4. They went high risk with it and lost out heavily. They'd probably be fine if they stayed away from the thing

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