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Will the MLG Madcatz Controller Set the Bar for Premium Controllers?

K.L. Smith: "The two things that stuck out to me the most were the mentions regarding the price point which was said to be 'expensive,' and that there is going to be a 'high level of customization.' I think the price point intrigues me because I believe the premium controller market is essentially an untapped space. There are smaller companies out there that are providing custom designed Xbox 360/PS3 controllers in the price range of $60 – $120 dollars (yeah people are paying $120 for controllers) that paint your existing controller and maybe fix slow turn or add a mod here or there. I’ve made this point before, but if people are paying $120 for a paint job on the same controller they play with everyday; why not offer them a new, brand name controller aka 'MLG,' that addresses some of those concerns, but offers an improved experience? On the professional level a controller is like your sword, it’s a very personal attachment and I think people will pay a premium price to truly make it their own."

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xX-StolenSoul-Xx3078d ago (Edited 3078d ago )

Sheesh, $120 for a paintjob on controller? I would prefer just buying a cheap decal online for less than $5

OhMyGandhi3077d ago

I agree with you so much, I just had to flat out say it.

CNXN3077d ago

MadCatz suck... honestly everything they make is cheap and shotty... from my own personal experience anything they make is not worth a cent.

Boody-Bandit3077d ago

For the most part I agree with the MadCatz TE fight sticks being the one exception although they are made with Sanwa Denshi parts. I love me TE fight sticks. All 6 of them.

usualjay3077d ago

I'm sorry but, if you pay $120 for a customized controller, you've got too much bloody money. I guess was spoiled by the simpler days of gaming when $250 got you two controllers and a game with the system.

DrFUD3077d ago (Edited 3077d ago )

They lost me when they went to the PS3 controller sucks for shooters bit.
You can always spot a 360 fanboy in disguise when they go for that tired flame routine.

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