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Razer Doesn’t Make PlayStation Accessories Because Its Boss’ PS3 “Gathered a Lot of Dust”

The motto of the popular gaming accessory manufacturer Razer is “For Gamers. By Gamers”, and that catchphrase seems to apply also to the reason why they don’t make PlayStation accessories, despite the fact that they manufacture some of the best Xbox 360 controllers on the market.

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ShugaCane3974d ago

So they didn't make PS3 accessories because the guy only played Infamous and didn't want to play anything else after that ? But then they made 360 controllers ? I'm not convinced.

Abriael3974d ago (Edited 3974d ago )

Actually he said that now he's playing The Last of Us, so you never know, it might rekindle the flame.

Can only hope because I'd really like a razer fighting stick for the PS3.

ShugaCane3974d ago (Edited 3974d ago )

"I really like Infamous so hopefully I'll like Last of Us."

Or maybe he hasn't even started it yet lol. Anyway, there were tons of great games between Infamous and The Last of Us, his "haven't felt the need to go back to it" sounds weird, in my opinion. But I guess he found what he wanted elsewhere..

Abriael3974d ago

@KarmicDemon: oh I agree, but better late then never, no?

ShugaCane3974d ago

Yes of course, better late than never ! It's just that I was really expecting to read a more elaborate and valid explanation to why they didn't make PS3 accessories.

Abriael3974d ago

@KarmicDemon: to be 100% honest, though, it's somehow refreshing to hear someone saying bluntly "I'm not producing this because I don't care about it", instead of pulling up elaborate excuses.

May be just be.

IcyEyes3974d ago

Maybe he play only CoD on x360 ... he is a dudebro!
ps from his tweet he looks pretty dumb ...

jimbobwahey3974d ago

What a stupid man. The PS3 has sold just as many units as the Xbox 360, but due to that idiot the company missed out on potentially doubling their profits. Bravo!

pixelsword3974d ago

"I really like Infamous so hopefully I'll like Last of Us."

What does one thing have to do with the other?

No_Limit3974d ago (Edited 3974d ago )

Man, this is sure a head scratching headline. They didn't want to upset their boss, I guess. LOL

BattleAxe3974d ago

Razer's products look like cheap junk anyway. If this is how they make their business decisions, then investors should be worried.

WarThunder3974d ago (Edited 3974d ago )

Razer are not that good and they are overpriced...

There are better Accessories from other companies than Razer...

jadenkorri3974d ago

I really question a business who would ignore a 70 million user based cause the 'boss' don't play his console. I'm more than surprised he's managed to run a company.

timl2413974d ago

Do you guys know why his PS3 gathered dust? Because it sucks. Maybe it was the fact that he got hacked, or it could be the last update he got that rendered it useless. Who knows..

Timesplitter143974d ago (Edited 3974d ago )

to be honest I don't care at all whether Razer makes Playstation peripherals or not. I'm not a huge fan of the brand.

I do have a Razer mouse for my PC, which I really enjoy, but everytime I think about Razer I picture a fat kid eating doritos and mountain dew at his computer in a dark basement.

Dunno why.
I don't like Razer

solidjun53974d ago

"Who knows."
I know you're a fanboy.

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husomc3974d ago

he should just have come out and said that he didn't make ps3 accessories coz from his research only xbox fans spent boat loads of money on useless accessories

sentury1113974d ago

I don't have their gamepad, but it's on my to buy list. Last time I looked it up it was sold out. Probably not anymore I'll have to check.

But don't claim something is useless just because you haven't used it or know nothing of its features. They make great gamepads from friends I have spoken to and online reviews.

I'm not going to bother listing the added benefits, but look it up and see what you are missing out on.

medman3974d ago

The only noteworthy thing I gleaned from this article is the man is obviously no gaming fanatic, because many of the best games of this generation have appeared exclusively on the PS3. Case closed.

jadenkorri3974d ago

This has nothing to do with exclusives, I've look at razors stuff and it looks interesting, some I would might actually want, considering my taped up broken, but still sound and mic working turtle beach headset. Would I buy from them, no, not at this point. To have such an ignorant viewpoint is retarded. Too ignore a whole user base of 70 million plus cause the boss thinks it 'collects dust'. If you can't run a proper business, how can I trust you make a good product.

Syntax-Error3974d ago

Basically saying he doesn't support a product if it doesn't excite him. I understand. How many people would actually drink Gatorade of the cover athletes said "I don't actually drink this crap" You have to agree with the product you endorse.

pixelsword3974d ago (Edited 3974d ago )

But the athletes don't make the Gatorade, the company does; so any business with sense would get their product in as many houses as they can.

I dunno, that business doesn't make sense, which is probably why I don't know offhand what their product actually is.

Syntax-Error3974d ago

You missed the point. The point is...WHY SUPPORT SOMETHING YOU DONT BELIEVE IN

Rainstorm813974d ago

Because it can potentially double your customer base..........if I sell gaming accessories I want my product in the hands of as many gamers as possible regardless of my beliefs

At the end of the day what I believe could be wrong...but the numbers don't lie

Soldierone3974d ago

So you are saying Microsoft paid them, but as far as we know they didn't.

So this is like someone coming out and making Powerade water bottles, and Dasani Bottles, and every brand except for Gatorade. Why did they skip Gatorade? Oh because they don't like it. Gatorade would be a massive boost to this fake company, but since they don't like it they skipped it. Gatorade would openly accept the bottles and there would be no issues for them to do it, but they don't like Gatorade.

It's an absolutely stupid decision. Not only that, how many people did he just tick off with these statements? Yet another stupid idea on his behalf. Now within a month or so we will get a "let me clarify" aka "let me kiss your arse so we get our sales back."

Gameratheart3974d ago (Edited 3974d ago )

No, that would be more like the boss of Gatorade saying he's not going to release grape flavored Gatorade because he doesn't like the flavor... It's not about what the boss likes, it's about what the potential customers may like.... The idea of running a company is to sell as much product, to as many people as possible, to make as much money as possible.... By cutting out 50% of the market because the boss doesn't play playstation is the stupidest thing I've ever heard.... This idiot should get canned, ASAP, so they can worry about what customers want, not if the boss will buy one.... Wow, how stupid.

pixelsword3973d ago (Edited 3973d ago )

@ Synthax:

I didn't miss your point, your point doesn't make sense:

If I had a collar that both cat and dog owners could use but I refused to sell them to cat owners because I liked dogs better and publicly declared such, while mildly insulting cat owners what I just said is "don't invest in my business because I'm a one-hit wonder; furthermore, when I do decide sell to cat owners, don't buy my product".

Just like how Ninja Theory sold 2 million+ of Heavenly Sword which was considered a success nowadays, People wonder why their next game flopped:

A. Take a 360 exclusive and bring it over to the PS3, piss off 360 owners

B. Insult PS3 owners after they buy your game and saying you'll never work for their console again, piss off PS3 owners.

C. Work for the PS3 again with a game that has inferior graphics than it's predecessor and sell that game to both groups you pissed-off.

D Scratch head after wondering why neither group warmed-up to your next game.

The only thing that'll really bring PS3 owners back is the next installation of Heavenly Sword, which I think they're working on now. It should be announced at CES; and if not, it should be announced within a year.

Syntax-Error3971d ago (Edited 3971d ago )

Soldierone - Where in any off my posts did I say MICROSOFT PAID THEM? Cut/Paste the part where you read that!!!!!

Pixel - None of that had anything to do with Ninja Theory's disappointments. Heaveny Sword was a launch title and 2 million for a launch title is terrible especially when there was no real competition. Resistance also was a launch title that was canceled because of lackluster sales on PS3. Enslaved was good, but wasn't received properly because of marketing and publicity. People said it kept being compared to Uncharted and was considered a knock off. The story was good, but the sales had nothing to do with NJ as a developer. Fans of HS even asked NJ to make a sequel so no one was pissed at them for making an xbox 360 except maybe YOU. DMC was hammered because Capcom handed the game to NJ to develop. NOTHING ELSE. They got a backlash when they changed Dante's appearance, so take your side assumptions somewhere else.

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kevnb3974d ago (Edited 3974d ago )

Razer is more a PC accessory company guys, it just happens that 360 controllers work on PC. I doubt they will suddenly have a big part in console accessories.