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Logitech to exit console peripherals business

Thursday, 24th January 2013 21:46 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Logitech has announced its intention to cease manufacture of console accessories by the end of 2013.

In a statement published on GamesIndustry, Logitech said it was dropping a number of product categories that “no longer fit” with its “current strategic direction”.

Remote controls, digital video security and speaker docks are also getting the chop alongside console gaming accessories.

The serious trim down is a result of declining sales; Logitech noted a 14% year-on-year drop in its last quarter and is taking “decisive action” to trim the fat.

Logitech produced control pads, racing kits and headsets as part of its console product lines. It will continue to produce PC peripherals including keyboards, mice and headsets, many of which are gaming-oriented.

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  1. Erthazus

    Sad. they are the best in the business when it comes to peripherals.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Hellhound30x

    Not like they made anything I ever bought… I always bought the official Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo products… this doesn’t matter to me.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. SlayerGT

    So wheels all together?? Cause I mean “consoles” like a PS4 are basically a PC anyways. USB and WiFi and all that.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. MrBambinoDent

    I’m just sad about their Driving Wheels line up getting ceased. Why would they do that? They almost have no competition in this category!

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Docker Al

    @#1,#3,#4 Fanatec wheels are far superior. Bit pricey though. Also Thrustmaster now do high end wheels and even Madcatz are having a go at more medium priced wheels as opposed to the cheap and nasty stuff they used to do.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Cort

    @5 Certainly Fanatec wheels are superior. Unfortunately they are also necessarily much more expensive and out of reach for many games. Logitech bridged the gap well between the 29.99 crap and the high-end Fanatec offerings.

    #6 1 year ago