Quantcast
Razer's lack of PS3 products due to CEO's gaming habits - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Razer's lack of PS3 products due to CEO's gaming habits


7:30 AM on 07.08.2013
RazerRazer's lack of PS3 products due to CEO's gaming habits photo



You may have noticed that Razer doesn't produce any products for the PS3. It's kind of a mystery, and some gamers contended that a deal was struck between Razer and Microsoft to bring peripherals exclusively to the 360 -- but it seems like that's not really the case.

The mystery was basically solved recently, as Razer's CEO Min-Liang Tan took to Twitter and announced (after "dusting off" his PS3 for The Last of Us), "One of the big reasons why we don't make PlayStation accessories is because I don't really spend time with mine." When confronted with the claim that he was being selfish, and not looking to a potential untapped market, he responded, "Why's it selfish? I design stuff I actually want as a gamer rather than sell stuff to gamers for money."

Now, Tan is free to run Razer the way he wants to run it of course, and it's not like he's required under any circumstances to make PS3 products. But at the same time, wouldn't a little market research factor into the equation? Why ignore a potential goldmine just because you don't prefer a certain console? With constant pestering and some potential testing we may see Razer move into the PS4 space, but as of right now, they're staying exclusively with the PC and Xbox.

Min-Liang Tan [Twitter via Escapist]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Hardware

7:00 PM on 09.03.2014
New 3DS is region locked because of course it is

Nintendo announced the New 3DS and New 3DS XL last week during a Direct presentation. These are coming first to Japan this October with a new C-Stick, additional shoulder buttons, better 3D, near-field communication for amiib...more



1:30 PM on 08.29.2014
Project CARS lists supported steering wheels

Project CARS wants you to use your existing racing gaming hardware. That's great news for this racing game enthusiast. But they really mean it: wheels, controllers, VR headsets, 4K televisions...hell, even 12K displays. You'l...more



2:30 PM on 08.22.2014
Here's an obligatory unboxing of the white PS4

So it's come to this, Friday videogame news. Okay. You win. I'm not usually one for console unboxing videos, but the glacier white PlayStation 4 is a thing of beauty. The console shown in this video from PlayStation Access i...more



View all Hardware






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more