Razer Doesn’t Support PlayStation Because Their Boss Hardly Plays One
Razer is a pretty big name in the world of gaming peripherals and hardware for the PC and Xbox 360. Aside from the gaming laptops, keyboards and mouses, Razer also manufactures improved and pricier versions of the Xbox 360 controller, for the console itself and for PC use. But what about some love for Sony’s console? Speaking on Twitter, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan explained that the answer was more personal than you might expect.
Aside from being the CEO of Razer, Min-Liang Tan is a rather avid gamer with a love for his Xbox 360. That’s not to say that he doesn’t own a PS3, it’s just that he never uses it. In fact, he’s only returning to the console to play The Last Of Us after hearing all the positive press surrounding the title. This is what got things started.
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Heard so much about “The Last of Us” that I’m dusting off my PS3 just to play it.
Harmless enough, until…
One of the big reasons why we don’t make Playstation accessories is because I don’t really spend time with mine.
Tan stated that the last time he had really given any attention to his PS3 was when he became engrossed in InFamous, leaving the console to literally gather dust in a corner. It didn’t take long for gamers to reply to his comment over Twitter, either, with most saying that his reasoning was “selfish”. In fact, Tan states, it’s quite the opposite.
Why’s it selfish? I design stuff I actually want as a gamer rather than sell stuff to gamers for money.
And, if you think about it, that makes logical sense. Tan, as a gamer, has never seen the appeal of a PS3 and this never felt the need to design or commission products for a console that he personally doesn’t connect with. It may not make the most sound business sense, but I can certainly see where he’s coming from. Tan eventually conceded by saying that Razer fans who enjoy his products are shut out from using them on the PS3, “but there’s got to be games I want to play on the PS3. I really like Infamous so hopefully I’ll like Last of Us.”
When asked whether Razer were currently developing peripherals for the PS4, Tan only had this to say.
“I had my PS3 for a long time, and it gathered a lot of dust. Literally.”
So, that’s a no then?