Can’t say I’m heartbroken as their products always used to crap out every time I owned one, like back in Halo CE when my thumbstick broke OFF during a game at a friend’s house. I guess their quality had improved over the years since then but the damage was done, never again would I buy their shoddy merchandise.
what an odd company that was.
Making 3rd party controllers that were less quality than the regular ones? How did that ever catch on?
I guess if you needed 4+ controllers QUICK, CHEAP, and NOT for a long time, they were a good idea.
IDK why people are still doing it. Why did madcatz fail, but other bad controller companies didnt?
The mysteries of life…
Really? Cause I own two fightsticks made by them, and I like them both.
However, I do know they used to make terrible quality controllers for game consoles back in the day, which I never would pick up in a thousand years. I kinda figured they were doing well though after they started making fightsticks.
I know it seems like asking a dumb question over and over, but it’s more like I’m trying to overcome disbelief. Are they really gone now?
They filed for bankruptcy after being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.
It’s weird, regular controllers and accessories from them were terrible, but fightsticks front them were top of the line and the most popular. I guess whoever worked at madcatz really liked fighting games.
Are they really gone?
Rock band 4 caused all of this.
That line of fighting game pads they did back with street fighter 4 and then a couple of other games after that, were really really good quality. I still use those controllers to fight with because they were just right, kind of like a mix between the nice meaty 3 button genesis controller with the 6 button genesis controller layout hehe. Oh and the dpad was very nice indeed. But i mean in a world where i blow 150 bucks on an elite controller only to have the crap dpad die on me in 4 months of barely using it only to find out that the controller had only 90 days of warranty it makes you wish companies like this didn’t fail. I guess hyperkin is the new mad catz since i scooped up their nice little x91 retro controller for the xbox one. It’s pretty sweet for $30.
Yeah I’m just judging my response based on the crappy work they used to do, to me the name “Mad Catz” was that of a cheap, inferior product and I never gave them the chance to disappoint me again.
Its really cool that they made some good fight sticks though, I used to get confused when people would praise them but honestly everything else they made was pure garbage.
Sucks to see any old company go under like that though, also I hear they own the rights to Gameshark so its a shame that dies with them too.
I haven’t read the press release. Are they closing the company or are they “restructuring” under bankruptcy. There are ways a bankrupt company can actually continue to exist and make products…
From what I have heard, its being liquidated.
I guess now we’ll never figure out what that haptic button does on the KI TE2 sticks…
I feel for anyone employed by them who are going to be out of a job but for the company itself meh. I never bought one of their sticks (I play pad) but when I was a kid growing up I would get some of their products like pad controllers and stuff and they were always hot garbage hence why I stopped getting them lol
I sent them an email, asking them for support on a RB4 legacy adapter and I may not hear a reply now…
You’re probably mostly right… although I’m sure there are other factors.
I will say one thing in their favor. My experience with their customer service was outstanding. I had a mouse chew clean through my fightstick’s cable. I sent them a pic and told them what was going on so I could see about getting it replaced, and they just shipped me a spare…didn’t even charge for it. And I had priced the cables out in the wild for around $20, so yay for them.
Never a fan until TE2 came out. Still respected how they supported the scene.
My KI TE2 missed one cable after I bought it and MC Japan replaced it the same day. No hassle, nothing. Great service…at least here.
On the plus side at least we still have Hori