PDP announces colorful Rock Candy line of controllers

"Rock Candy" is a new line of PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii controllers coming this fall from peripheral manufacturer PDP.

"Rock Candy" is a new line of PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii controllers coming this fall from peripheral manufacturer PDP.

The controllers appear to be aimed at price-conscious parents of young kids. They come in brightly colored transparent plastic: red, blue, green, and pink; PDP promises more varieties are on the way. All except the aftermarket Wii Remote are wired peripherals, which keeps the cost down. The Control Stick for Wii (Nunchuk) costs $12.99; the wired PS3 controller costs $14.99; the Gesture Controller for Wii (Wii Remote), compatible with Wii MotionPlus, costs $17.99; and the wired 360 controller costs $24.99.

Check out the gallery below for some photos of the Rock Candy controllers.

Update: We reached out to PDP to ask why the Xbox 360 controller costs $10 more than the PlayStation 3 controller. A representative for the company responded on September 10th to explain that Microsoft's licensing fees for third-party peripheral compliance are to blame. "To be MS compliant, there are certain features and software licensing needed that add cost to the construction of the controller," the spokesman told Polygon.

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