Razer has no PS3 accessories because CEO rarely plays his console

Razer is a company that makes gaming peripherals, such as mice and keyboards, headphones and controllers. However, fans have noticed a lack of PlayStation 3 accessories from the company. CEO Min-Liang Tan has a logical explanation.

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Razer is a company that makes gaming peripherals, such as mice and keyboards, headphones and controllers. However, fans have noticed a lack of PlayStation 3 accessories from the company. CEO Min-Liang Tan has a logical explanation.

"One of the big reasons why we don't make Playstation accessories is because I don't really spend time with mine," he tweeted (via The Escapist). The comment came after he said he was "dusting off" his PS3 to play The Last of Us.

Tan responded to the ensuing backlash by saying that Razer could develop controllers for the PS4 because he was encouraged by what he saw at E3, but there have to be games that interest him on a console for him to play it. In response to a comment that as a business, Razer should develop for all customers, he responded: "You're assuming it's just a business for us :) If it were, we'd be a much larger company than who we are today."

Overall, though, Tan said he was still a PC gamer at heart.

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    July 8, 2013 4:00 PM

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    Razer is a company that makes gaming peripherals, such as mice and keyboards, headphones and controllers. However, fans have noticed a lack of PlayStation 3 accessories from the company. CEO Min-Liang Tan has a logical explanation.

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      July 8, 2013 4:04 PM

      I like him, too bad I have never had luck with Razer

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        July 8, 2013 4:30 PM

        The quality of their products is very hit and miss.

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          July 8, 2013 7:22 PM

          ^^^this, while I love their designs their built quality can be a bitch
          after 10 years of only using Razer (boomslang, deathadder, imperator) I went with Logitech, if only because of the resilience of their stuff.

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        July 8, 2013 4:34 PM

        The hardware is great, but the driver software requiring account login at one point was pretty fucking bullshit

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          July 8, 2013 6:37 PM

          They would fix it, but their CEO doesn't use Razer peripherals.

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      July 8, 2013 4:11 PM

      And there you have it, another official spokesperson for the PC Master Race ;)

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        July 8, 2013 6:31 PM

        Because poor consoles have no one to trumpet them, eh? Interesting....

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      July 8, 2013 5:03 PM

      Razer is super hit and miss for me too, but I like the company's culture and focus.

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        July 8, 2013 5:08 PM

        Still the best mice I've owned.

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          July 8, 2013 5:15 PM

          I went through 3 Nagas inside two and a half years, and I'm not particularly rough on them. I liked them when they were working well, but 3 in such a short time found me switching to a Logitech G600.

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          July 8, 2013 5:16 PM

          My Black Widow Ultimate sometimes gets stuck. :(

          It's the worst when it happens in MechWarrior. I'll just suddenly NOT STOP TURNING. FUCK FUCK FUCK.

          It sucks, because I love this keyboard otherwise.

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          July 8, 2013 5:51 PM

          So you've never owned Logitech, have you?

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            July 8, 2013 7:13 PM

            None that left an impression.

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            July 9, 2013 7:15 AM

            I was a Logitech man or a while, but the hair trigger buttons on the Razer mice are just unbeatable IMO. I love my Taipan too, Logitech don't really do nice ambidextrous gaming mice.

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            July 9, 2013 9:52 AM

            They give me carpel tunnel syndrome when I'm gaming with them. For normal work stuff they're comfortable, but if I have to click around a lot, I find them very straining.

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          July 8, 2013 6:00 PM

          Wish they made a claw/fingertip model

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          July 9, 2013 7:35 AM

          They're good, but Steelseries mice are the best gaming mice IMO, and Logitech the best desktop (work) mice.

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          July 9, 2013 8:58 AM

          I've had two, and they both died or had various issues within a year of buying them. I've had a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer for 8-9 years that has given me no problems at all.

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      July 8, 2013 5:26 PM

      These are also the people that invented the mouse that requires an Internet connection.

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        July 8, 2013 5:57 PM

        The drivers do, and the mouse works fine without them.

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          July 8, 2013 6:33 PM

          And you can turn it off by clicking a button. It's just to save your mouse profile to the "cloud" at this point.

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      July 8, 2013 6:31 PM

      Fun watching him respond to butt-hurt console gamers. Good times!

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      July 8, 2013 6:36 PM

      They would fix it, but their CEO doesn't use Razer peripherals.

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      July 8, 2013 7:07 PM

      I have to at least applaud his honesty. I've seen this once before in another mobo mfr way back in the early 2000's. He didn't want to do business with us because he didn't feel the need to have a much larger company. Crazy. But, I guess if the business is your passion you keep it to what you know you can manage.

      Wish I had that kind of problem (having a nice small successful business that I fully control that is).

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      July 8, 2013 7:11 PM

      I owned the original Boomslang. In fact, I think I still have it somewhere.

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      July 8, 2013 7:16 PM

      I like my razer products... until they break and I buy some other brand that lasts longer.

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        July 9, 2013 5:48 AM

        Yeah, that's what happened with me. Between them not releasing ambidextrous mice anymore (perhaps because Min-Liang Tan isn't left handed) and my Blackwidow Ultimate having the left shift key repeatedly pop out of its armature pegs (perhaps because Min-Liang Tan only ever uses the right shift key), I went to the Steelseries Sensei and WASD Keyboards. Haven't looked back (well, maybe once earlier this week at a Blackwidow Ultimate 2013, but I recoiled at the potential of THAT keyboard breaking).

        Razer changed design goals drastically after Robert Krakoff became less visible in the company.

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      July 9, 2013 4:02 AM

      I ONLY play on console. The only PC games I play are old classics, and games I get on sale at GOG. The reason being that all PC games nowadays are essentially one-time use codes, meaning, you pay $60, get a code in return, and enter that into a DRM like Steam or Origin and it's tied to your account forever. That $60 you just paid is essentially lost.

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        July 9, 2013 4:42 AM

        Most PC games only cost $50 at launch as apposed to their console counterparts which are $60. That and the fact that 2 months later you can get them for $30 makes it way more worth it. I'd much rather get games cheaper than have to worry about reselling them if that's what you're refering to.

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        July 9, 2013 4:53 AM

        With console games, you lose $55 of your $60 if you ever trade them in at fucking Gamestop.

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          July 9, 2013 5:31 AM

          I believe if its within the first couple of months after release it's 30-35 you get back. Not a bad deal if you will never play it again anyway.

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        July 9, 2013 5:41 AM

        How does the fact that you can buy AAA games a few months old for ridiculously low prices during sales not factor into any of that? Is there something forcing you to buy stuff on launch day?

        Sure enough, you can buy stuff used on consoles as well, but you made it sound like PC gaming is buying one full priced title after another. I've paid 10-20 euros for game collections which have given me hundreds if not thousands of hours of fun... Nothing on consoles can match that as far as value goes. Then there's the while indie game and mod culture full of completely free stuff you can enjoy.

        Don't get me wrong, I've got 2 current gen consoles and I play on them a fair amount, I'm not a PC gamer any more than I'm a console one, but it's just plain wrong saying that console gaming is the way to go if you want to save money on the games themselves - quite the opposite.

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        July 9, 2013 7:00 AM

        console: even months after release it still costs $60, you sell it a year later when you no longer want it for $10, you are down $50 and are unable to play the game again
        pc: buy it months after release for $20 on a sale, boohoo can't sell it, yet you are down only $20 and will be able to play it forever

        I still pay full price for some games but only if I really support everything they're doing with them eg Deus Ex, XCOM, Witcher. I wouldn't sell those games even if I could so that still doesn't make a difference.

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      July 9, 2013 4:59 AM

      the deathadder has a great sensor with no positive or negative accel, and the possibility to turn off angle snapping. I don't use any of their other stuff though

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      July 9, 2013 7:13 AM

      Sounds like a bogus excuse because it doesn't make sense for a CEO to not target a market because he doesn't play that console much. Console manufacturers have some form of licensing fee, and maybe razer doesn't like the terms or doesn't want to pay the fees.

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        July 9, 2013 9:00 AM

        Having worked with several CEOs in multiple industries, you'd be surprised how often shit like this happens.

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      July 9, 2013 9:49 AM

      Mad respect for business owners who don't whore out for a few more bucks.

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