Razer Launches Tournament-grade Controller for Playstation 4 Designed for Esports

RAZER LAUNCHES TOURNAMENT-GRADE CONTROLLER FOR PLAYSTATION®4 DESIGNED FOR ESPORTS

The officially licensed Razer Raiju controller features additional programmable buttons, optimised esports ergonomics, and a Quick Control Panel to give you a competitive edge in every tournament.


BERLIN – Razer, a leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the release of the Razer Raiju controller for PlayStation®4 designed for esports.

Designed for esports professionals to participate in tournament level gameplay on PS4™, the Razer Raiju is equipped with advanced controller customisation and ergonomics proven to give esports athletes an edge.     

The Razer Raiju is the result of a partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE), and further benefited from close collaboration with esports athletes who put prototypes through their paces.  As a result the officially licensed controller works seamlessly with all PS4™ systems and delivers tournament-grade performance.

The Razer Raiju features two unique fully-programmable multi-function bumpers and triggers. These triggers, bumpers and action buttons all utilise Razer’s proprietary Hyperesponse™ mechanical switch technology, delivering precise actuation and tactile response.

Positioned to best allow fingertip access, each bumper at the shoulders and removable triggers on the underside can be individually set using the button remapping function. Offering the ability to freestyle configurations, players get to decide exactly how to use their gaming weapon and dominate opponents.

The controller is also armed with mechanical trigger stop switches and a hair trigger mode, making it possible to switch between or combine modes to unleash ultra-fast activations.

The Razer Raiju’s esports optimised yet familiar form factor, balanced weight and in-mold grips provide a  comfortable fit, allowing hours of uninterrupted play. These features are a direct result of the feedback from top PS4 esports athletes including Tyler “FeLonY” Johnson and Brice “Faccento” Faccento , former Team eLevate (Call of Duty) members.

The four-button Quick Control Panel of the Razer Raiju provides easy access to a variety of functions. From toggling between two customisable profiles to muting the mic and adjusting game volume, users need not take their hands off the controller. At the base of the panel is the universal 3.5 mm audio port for stereo audio output and microphone input.

For low-latency gameplay, critical for winning tournaments, the Razer Raiju features a lightweight braided cable with a detachable Micro-USB connector. For easy storage and transportation, the controller comes bundled with a premium carrying case to keep it protected during travel.

“The Razer Raiju is a great controller,” says FeLonY. “Its shape fits perfectly in my hands and the stick and grip customisation allows me to tweak the feel until I'm happy. The controller is very responsive and the trigger layout is smart.”

Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan says: “We are committed to providing PS4™ esports athletes the tools they need to finish at the top of the podiums.”

For more information, visit http://www.razerzone.com/razer-raiju

 

Price: EU €169.99 / GBP £149.99 / AUD $229.99 / NZD $259.99

Availability: 
Razerzone.com – Available Now
Europe, Australia, New Zealand – Available Now
Rest of the SIEE region – 2017

Product features:  
–          2 shoulder Hyperesponse Multi-Function Bumpers
–          2 removable Hyperesponse Multi-Function Triggers
–          4 Hyperesponse mechanical action buttons
–          4 button Quick Control Panel
–          Optional trigger stop switches for rapid-fire
–          Optional hair trigger mode for ultra-fast responses
–          3.5 mm audio port for stereo audio output and microphone input
–          In-mold rubber grips
–          2 optional analog stick rubber grip caps
–          Carrying case
–          Detachable 3 m / 10 ft. lightweight braided cable with Micro-USB connector
–          Approximate size: 169 mm / 6.66 in. (Length) x 106 mm / 4.18 in. (Width) x 66 mm / 2.60 in. (Height)
–          Approximate weight (without cable): 283 g / 0.62 lbs.


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ABOUT RAZER:
Razer™ is a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers.

Razer is transforming the way people play games, engage with other gamers and identify with the gamer lifestyle. Having won the coveted “Best of CES” award consecutively for six years, the company’s leadership in product innovation continues to create new categories for the gaming community that is estimated to have over 1 billion gamers worldwide. 

Razer’s award-winning design and technology include an array of user interface and systems devices, voice-over IP for gamers and a cloud platform for customizing and enhancing gaming devices.

Founded in 2005, Razer is backed by Intel Capital, IDG-Accel and Heliconia Capital Management (Heliconia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore investment company Temasek. For more information visit http://www.razerzone.com/about-razer.

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Europe/Africa
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Asia Pacific
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About Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Ltd
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE), headquartered in London, UK, is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services within the 109 territories serviced by SIEE as a regional headquarters for Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios.

 

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