Razer has announced its intention to purchase console accessories brand Controller Gear, which is best known for creating licensed wireless controllers, charging stands, cases, and skins branded with art from over 40 major gaming and pop culture properties such as Star Wars and Marvel Comics. The acquisition is expected to help Razer excel even further in the rapidly growing premium console market, which is expected to balloon to $200 billion in 2023.
“At Razer, being gamers ourselves, we know how important it is to create best-in-class products for a unique and personalized gaming experience,” said John Moore, Head of Sales and Marketing, Console Peripherals at Razer. “Controller Gear brings leading expertise in this field with their breadth of product offerings, and strong distribution and retailer relationships. Under the Razer umbrella, the products will be made available to new audiences across the globe.”
“Razer’s vast experience in producing award-winning hardware, combined with its global infrastructure, will give Controller Gear the necessary tools and channels to bring the excellent licensed products we are known for to gamers around the world,” said Jon Buller, President and Co-Founder of Controller Gear. “We are thrilled to work towards creating exciting, top-of-the-line licensed products as part of the Razer family.”
In addition to licensed video game accessories and skins, Controller Gear also offers a lineup of lifestyle apparel such as bags and accessories. One of the company’s most recent releases is an Xbox Wireless Controller and Xbox Pro Charging Stand inspired by Disney and Lucasfilm’s hit Star Wars TV streaming series, The Mandalorian. The controller and charging stand features various logos and emblems on top of a weathered, silver design that echoes the texture of Din Djarin’s Mandalorian armor.