Peripherals specialist Saitek has ended its 2006/2007 financial year by revealing record sales of its consumer products.
Retail audit data shows sales of Saitek PC games controllers grew by 40 per cent in the US, 65 per cent in France, 20 per cent in the UK and seven per cent in Germany. The company’s share of the PC game controller market also increased to a recordd 25 per cent worldwide for the calendar year 2006.
In input devices, Q4 2006 retail audit data shows Saitek to be the fourth largest brand in keyboards in the US (by value). For FY2006, sales of keyboards and mice grew by 26 per cent. Non-gaming PC input devices now account for over a third of Saitek’s sales.
"We are pleased that retail audit confirms our sales growth," said Bill McMahon, CEO of the privately owned company. "We’ve taken advantage of the resurgence in PC gaming and the growing demand from increasingly design-conscious customers for innovative, well-engineered products. Through our strong relationships with retail partners worldwide, this has enabled us to develop the business signficantly."