Mad Catz used to be known for making pretty mediocre third party peripherals. that changed completely when they revealed their line-up Street Fighter IV controllers, including the highly-rated Tournament Edition Arcade stick – which at the time was about the best approximation of an arcade cabinet you could get in your home.
Mad Catz sticks are the ones favoured by Daigo â€œThe Beastâ€ Umehara, one of the best world’ best Street Fighter players. The two have now come together in beautiful ass-kicking harmony – with Mad Catz sponsoring the slitty-eyed bringer of destruction.
Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz and very obvious attendee of PR jargon seminars had the following to say :
â€œWe are very excited about Daigo joining Team Mad Catz. His professional-gaming experience and competitive attitude complements our strategy of developing differentiated and high-quality interactive entertainment products that evoke a passionate consumer response.â€
If you were to ask Daigo, he’d tell you the Mad Catz Tournament Edition FightStick is the most realistic and authentic Arcade Stick available.
â€œIn my opinion, the Mad Catz Tournament Edition FightStick is the most realistic and authentic Arcade Stick available,â€ he said, â€œand continues to be my controller of choice when playing in tournaments.
What would be nice though, is if the Mad Catz Street Fighter Sticks were actually available locally without resorting to grey importing.
Last Updated: April 28, 2010