PDP Unveils Radiant Product Line—AFTERGLOW™ for Wii®, PS3®, Xbox 360®

LOS ANGELES– Performance Designed Products LLC (“PDP”), a worldwide leader in the videogame accessory market, is announcing an illuminating new product line for use with the Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3, and Microsoft Xbox 360. The AFTERGLOW™ family of controllers breaks new ground in form, features, and radiant aesthetics, delivering gamers an experience sure to have them glowing.

“Too often third-party controllers focus exclusively on either appearance or features,” said Gerry Block, Director of Product Development at California-based PDP,“Our goal for the AFTERGLOW™ line was to unite these two themes, creating controllers with both amazing looks as well as performance and comfort improving features.”

The appearance of the AFTERGLOW™ controllers is defined by clear a polycarbonate body plastic, within which red, blue, or green circuit boards and components reside. Amplifying the theme, multitudes of LEDs within the controllers glow in hues matching the circuit board color. The result is a truly vibrant glow in both light and dark gaming situations.

“The controllers look spectacular,” noted Gerry Block,“but of course the lighting can be disabled when players need to summon their full attention for the game. On that note, each controller features performance-enhancing elements to help gamers play at the pinnacle of their performance.”

PDP’s AFTERGLOW™ product line will appear at retailers across the U.S. in late April 2010.

AFTERGLOW™ AW.1 for Wii

MSRP: $29.99

Colors: Red, Blue, Green

Lighting: On, Off, Accelerator (activates when remote is swung or shaken)

Features: (1) Relocated‘+’ and‘-’ buttons above the‘A’ button, allows greater precision in FPS and other action titles; (2) Tiered‘1’ and‘2’ buttons improve horizontal remote gameplay, lend a retro feel to classic virtual console titles.

AFTERGLOW™ AW.2 for Wii

MSRP: $14.99

Colors: Red, Blue, Green

Lighting: On, Off, Accelerator (activates when remote is swung or shaken)

Features: (1) Retractable cord recoils into controller body for storage, no more messy and tangled second-controller cords! (2) Unique ergonomic design increases grip and comfort in long term play.

AFTERGLOW™ AP.1 for PS3

MSRP: $24.99

Colors: Red, Blue, Green

Lighting: On, Off, and Vibration (activates when controller rumble motors spin)

Features: (1) L2 and R2 triggers modeled upon PDP’s popular REAL TRIGGERS add-ons for PS3 controllers; (2) Xbox 360 style analog stick placement for FPS advantage; (3) Ergonomically modeled for comfort in a competition style grip.

AFTERGLOW™ AX.1 for X360

MSRP: $29.99

Colors: Red, Blue, Green

Lighting: On, Off, and Vibration (activates when controller rumble motors spin)

Features: (1) Officially licensed by Microsoft. (2) Proven ergonomic design.

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About PDP

Performance Designed Products is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing products for all major video game platforms including the Sony PS2, PS3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Microsoft XBOX and XBOX 360. The company has been supplying video game accessories to the U.S. market for more than a decade. PDP sells products under a variety of brands, with sales in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and throughout Europe. For more information on PDP and its products, visit www.pdp.com.

Patriarch Partners LLC, is a private equity investment firm with offices in New York, Charlotte, North Carolina and Dallas, Texas. Funds affiliated with Patriarch manage assets in excess of $6 billion and include majority and minority ownership positions in more than 70 companies. Founded by Lynn Tilton in 2000, Patriarch provides innovative financial solutions, strategic direction and operational expertise to its portfolio companies.

AFTERGLOW and PDP are trademarks of Performance Designed Products LLC.

© 2010 Performance Designed Products LLC– All Rights Reserved.


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