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Arsenal FC-branded controllers coming your way, courtesy of Mad Catz


2:44 PM on 04.10.2008
Arsenal FC-branded controllers coming your way, courtesy of Mad Catz photo



As an American, I know very little about soccer (for simplicity’s sake, that’s what I’m going to call it). Most of my closest friends played the sport when they were kids — even the uncoordinated nerds — but I spent ten years playing (read: sucking at) my favorite sport, baseball. But soccer is the biggest sport in the world once you leave the United States, and I don’t blame Mad Catz for trying to capitalize on that in the European market.

So Mad Catz, maker of crappy controllers for nearly two decades, will be bringing you soccer-themed videogame stuff! According to Gameinfowire.com, Mad Catz Europe, Ltd. has licensed Arsenal FC’s logos and such for “customized videogame controllers and other accessories” in a multi-year agreement. The list of stuff that will be branded with the Arsenal crest (see header image above) includes controllers, faceplates, “Console Skinz”, and carrying cases for the PS3, 360, Wii, PS2, PSP, and DS.

Again, I don’t know anything about specific teams, but from some quick reading, I gathered that Arsenal FC is one of the most successful soccer franchises in England, and they’ve been around for a very long time as well. So would I be correct in my analogy that Arsenal FC are like the Yankees of English soccer? I’ll leave it up to Destructoid’s British readers to confirm or refute that. All I’ll say is this: I’m a huge Yankee fan, but I’d never buy a third-party controller with the team’s logo plastered all over it. Would you?

[via Gameinfowire.com — Thanks, Jonathan!]






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