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Moga unveils a console-style mobile-gaming controller

PowerA launched its Moga controller for mobile-gaming devices last fall. Now, it has come up with a mobile-game controller for traditional console fans.

moga pro 2Woodinville, Wash.-based PowerA is debuting its Moga Pro Controller for Android devices today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The first Moga controller, which launched at $50 each in 7,000 stores in October, was smaller than a typical console game controller and featured a much different look.

But the new controller looks just like one for an Xbox 360 game console or its brethren. With a Moga Pro, you can play a mobile game on an Android device using a Bluetooth connection to the smartphone or tablet. The Moga Pro has full-sized console-style grips, precision dual analog sticks, four action buttons, a directional pad, two shoulder buttons, two shoulder triggers, and a tablet stand.

“The response to our Moga pocket-sized controller from Android gamers has been fantastic, and we’re now excited to give mobile gamers true console-style control with Moga Pro,” said Eric Bensussen, the president of PowerA.

Moga Pro will be available in the spring. Pricing will be announced later. Gameloft, Rockstar, SkyVu Entertainment, Madfinger Games, Namco Bandai, Sega, Arb Studios, Vector Unit, and others have developed titles that make use of the first Moga controller. The Moga system supports Android 2.3 and higher.


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