KontrolFreek Announces Exclusive Retail Distribution In Best Buy Stores Nationwide
Alliance Brings Signature Video Game Accessories to Retail Shelves
ATLANTA – Aug 18, 2014 – KontrolFreek, creators of the popular FPS Freek and other performance gaming accessories, today announced that KontrolFreek products are now available for purchase in all of Best Buy’s more than 1,000 stores nationwide. KontrolFreek’s ergonomically-designed products snap directly onto the analog sticks of Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation gaming console controllers, elevating the gaming experience by improving performance and accuracy and increasing player comfort.
Marking the company’s first major retail collaboration, KontrolFreek products currently available in Best Buy stores include:
- – FPS Freek Phantom – Inspired by the immensely popular “Call of Duty: Ghosts” game, the Phantom is designed for first-person shooter medium-to-long-range combat situations typical of the COD franchise. Phantom is available for both Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One consoles for $14.99 each.
- – Two new ‘GamerPack’ bundles, available exclusively for Best Buy customers, pair the best-selling KontrolFreek Ultra with another favorite KontrolFreek product:
- > GamerPack Vortex – FPS Freek Vortex features one full size, convex stick designed for precision and accuracy, and one shorter stick that’s concave for comfort and grip, together with KontrolFreek Ultra. Available for Microsoft Xbox One console for $21.99.
- > GamerPack Signature – Pairs the KontrolFreek Ultra with the FPS Freek CQC Signature. The slightly extended height added by the CQC (Close Quarters Combat) Signature creates a seamless "in-between" feel for those who prefer less adjustment or have smaller hands. Available for Sony PlayStation 4 console for $21.99.
“Since inception, KontrolFreek has built an impressive grassroots fan base, almost entirely from a direct-to-consumer, online-only presence,” said Ashish Mistry, CEO of KontrolFreek. “Best Buy is a fantastic retail leader to continue KontrolFreek’s growth trajectory, expand our sales channels and offer even more gamers the competitive advantage that KontrolFreek products bring to the game experience.”
“Best Buy is THE destination for gamers across the country, who know that whether it be new hardware, games, or accessories that Best Buy is their one-stop shop,” said Chris Koller, Vice President of Gaming at Best Buy. “KontrolFreek has proven its appeal for gamers across genres and it’s a great addition to our gaming selection as the holiday season approaches.”
KontrolFreek designs and manufactures more than 20 individual products, each developed for a specific game or function, ranging from first person shooter (FPS), racing, sports to casual arcade games. KontrolFreek products are made in the United States and are sanctioned for tournament play. With more than 1 million direct customer touch points, KontrolFreek has built a strong fan following and customer base since the company launched in 2008.
About KontrolFreek – Headquartered in Atlanta, KontrolFreek designs and creates premium gaming accessories that give players at all levels a competitive advantage. KontrolFreek combines ergonomics and innovative design to deliver improved accuracy, maneuverability and comfort for Xbox and PlayStation gamers. For more information, visit KontrolFreek.com and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, , and Instagram.