MadCatz details locked-out PS3 pads

Majority of products “continue to function.”

Peripheral manufacturer Mad Catz has assured users that the vast majority of its PlayStation 3 controllers continue to function after Sony's recent 3.50 firmware update.

The controversial update reportedly shut out a number of third party peripherals, including some Mad Catz add-ons. The company has just issued a statement detailing the extent of the problem.

"With the exception of a small quantity of controllers sold before 2008, we believe that all Mad Catz products will continue to function as they did prior to the 3.50 Firmware update including high profile products such as our range of Street Fighter IV FightSticks and Wireless FightPads; our range of controllers and accessories for Call of Duty; our Cyborg F.L.Y. 9 Wireless FlightStick; our wired and wireless control pads; and our range of Rock Band accessories."

The controllers that no longer work are the 2008 wireless PS3 GamePad, the 2008 wired PS3 GamePad and the PS3 wireless MicroCon.

Prior to issuing the 3.50 firmware update, Sony had warned, "SCEA does not support continued functionality of counterfeit or unlicensed controllers in system software updates and these devices may cease to function in the future because of system software updates."

If you are experiencing a problem with any of its controllers, Mad Catz has advised getting in touch with its customer services department to organise a replacement.

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