Mad Catz has just lifted up the veil on another console that will hit the market soon – the Mad Catz M.O.J.O., which so happens to run on the Android platform, where this particular “Micro Console”, as it is called, was specially configured in order to have it harness the maximum gaming horsepower possible from an Android device. Touted to ship during this year’s holiday season, it would be interesting to see how the M.O.J.O. console will hold up against the big guns later this year.
Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., said, “M.O.J.O. is basically a supercharged smart phone with no screen that plugs into your flat screen TV to bring the living room experience to mobile gaming. M.O.J.O. is designed to interact seamlessly with our GameSmart controllers, mice, keyboards and headsets, in fact, the entire eco-system of gaming peripherals. We also want M.O.J.O. to be a truly open platform. People are already comfortable buying games from Google Play, Amazon, TegraZone or any other retailer of their choice. They play those games on their phones and tablets already, and with M.O.J.O., they will be able to play them in the living room at no additional cost. The same approach applies to movies, music and any other digital media. Our focus is on providing the best hardware configured for performance, not forcing people to buy content from us.”
It remains to be seen just how much Mad Catz will price M.O.J.O., but it should not be anywhere near what Sony or Microsoft’s efforts.