Need a smaller GameCube controller? The MicroCON is on it's way to retailers this September! All the news inside...
Smaller MicroCON controllers for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube
San Diego, CA-August 21, 2002 -- Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSE: MCZ),
a leading manufacturer of video game accessories, today announced the launch
of its new line of MicroCON products, commencing with MicroCON controllers
designed for each gaming platform. The MicroCON controllers for Xbox,
GameCube and PlayStationÒ2 (also compatible with PlayStationÒ and PS oneÔ)
will be available for $24.99, $14.99 and $19.99 respectively. All products
will be in stores throughout the U.S. beginning September 2002.
Mad Catz developed its MicroCON controllers, to make the product more
user-friendly for gamers with smaller hands and to provide greater comfort
and control for all gamers. The controllers are approximately
twenty-percent (20%) smaller than the current controllers on the market.
Players can now enjoy all of the same features and functionality of Mad Catz
’ standard controllers in a smaller size, including fully analog
pressure-sensitive action buttons and D-pad, dual analog joysticks, macro
programmability for complex moves (for Xbox and PlayStation 2), and
highly-tactile rubberized grips to reduce fatigue and improve handling.
“Since introducing its MicroCON controllers at E3, Mad Catz has received
rave reviews for developing an extremely comfortable solution for younger
gamers and gamers who favor a more compact controller” said Darren
Richardson, President and COO of Mad Catz. “Since the smaller MicroCON
controllers share the same features as the standard controllers for which
Mad Catz is famous, they are perfect for gamers who want to remain
Other features of the MicroCON controllers include two expansion bays for
memory cards or other game enhancers (for Xbox) and built-in dual vibration
motors for a more pronounced, realistic gaming experience. For added
comfort and durability, both the MicroCON for PlayStation 2 and GameCube
have an eight-foot braided cable and the MicroCON for Xbox features a
nine-foot braided cable.
About Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., (www.madcatz.com), designs, develops,
manufactures and markets a full range of accessories for video game
consoles. Mad Catz is a worldwide leader of innovative peripherals in the
interactive entertainment industry. Headquartered in San Diego, California,
Mad Catz has offices in the U.K. and Asia, as well as distributors in
Canada, Europe and Australia.