NVIDIA and Nyko Technologies introduce gamepads tailored specifically for Tegra 3 devices

NVIDIA and Nyko Technologies introduce gamepads tailored specifically for Tegra 3 devices
NVIDIA is pushing hard to differentiate its Tegra line of mobile chips, which have the potential to become its largest revenue source. It already introduced the Tegra Zone shop in the Google Play Store, where one can find games made to work specifically with Tegra-running gadgets, and now it is thinking to accessorize the experience.

Nyko and NVIDIA have entered a partnership which will bring Bluetooth game controllers that are made exclusively with Tegra 3 Android devices in mind. 

Tablet and smartphone gaming has been looked upon condescendingly by console owners because of the tricky touchscreen controls, but Nyko and NVIDIA are aiming to change that perception, says Chris Arbogast, director of marketing for Nyko Technologies:
There will be two models - the full-size PlayPad Pro, and the smaller PlayPad, both with dual analog sticks, a d-pad, face buttons and shoulder triggers, as the gaming gods intended. Launching this fall, the gamepads will be accompanied by their own management app called Playground, which will expand the games support from NVIDIA's Tegra Zone only to other tablet games as well.

source: Nyko



1. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

what is this !! a rip of of the xbox controller

5. MEeee

Posts: 440; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Typical iFans. Followers of Steve Jobs, all they can say is "copy" and "rip off". Sorry, it's not for iDevices. What about Apple iMap?

2. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

FINALLY! This should be a *game changer*! Bye bye 3DS & Playstation Vita

4. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Samsung should do the same for exynos!

8. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

No. They should all do it for all the games. Man, come on. Don't make it exclusive to a certain chip. Make it Exclusive to Android.

6. Eraser112

Posts: 10; Member since: May 29, 2012

PlayStation Vita is still the best on-the-go gaming device.

7. preetmalhotra

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I have a PSP 3004, and I must say, PSPs are better, cuz they are dedicated..!! Vita is so huge..!! BADASS...!!

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