What better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Halo than the release of a new way to first-person shoot people on the Xbox 360? Splitfish today announced that its FragFX Shark mouse / analog stick hybrid controller device thingie is finally hitting the Microsoft console. The peripheral offers in-controller setup, customizable precision and should give you around 50 hours of play time on two AA batteries. The $80 device uses 2.4GHz wireless, but, as outlined before, requires a wired controller to get in on the action. More info in the press release after the break.
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SPLITFISH Announces The FRAGFX SHARK 360, Now Available in North America for the XBOX 360

Zurich Switzerland - September 15, 2011 -
Splitfish AG, the inventors of the world's leading high-end precision gaming mouse console controllers, today announced shipping of the long awaited FRAGFX™ SHARK 360, the world's first super precision mouse hybrid gaming controllers for XBOX 360™. The FragFX SHARK 360 is built for the hardcore competitive gamer and anyone who has dreamed of using the Holy Grail FPS combo of a mouse and analog stick to play shooter games the way they were originally intended. Now, the Xbox's crowning achievement, Halo, and upcoming megalithic releases like GEARS OF WAR® 3, CALL OF DUTY®: MODERN WARFARE® 3 can be played in the most intuitive and precise way possible. The SHARK offers superior customizability and exceptional precision unparalleled by normal controllers and comes standard with mappable - Function Buttons, on the fly mouse adjustment and a rock solid, lag-less, 2.4Ghz frevo-wireless system. Xbox 360 enthusiasts will also find it a breeze to adjust to the familiar button array on the mouse specifically set up with them in mind.

Additionally, the FRAGFX SHARK 360 is compatible with the PC and the Mac
"Our fans have been clamoring for an Xbox 360 version of the FragFX Shark and their input has been invaluable in creating this product.We're proud of the result, and we hope the Xbox gaming community likes it." In the increasingly competitive FPS arena, precision is key - and Splitfish has worked closely with some of the world's most prolific designers and world class hard core game teams and gamers such as #1 Global Learedboard COD player, Dennis Dozier (zDD), to perfect a robust and easy to adapt controller that brings the ultimate combination of mouse aiming and analog stick movement that can be used on an XBOX 360," said Jason Johnson, Head of Creative Development for Splitfish.

Key Features:

· Full XBOX 360, PC and MAC support
· Plug and Play
· Fast access to special features (e.g. macro, rapid-fire, button swap, stick swap, etc.)
· Play with the mouse on the XBOX 360 as you would do on a PC
· On the fly dead zone adjustment wheel
· 2 AA batteries (not included)
· NEW 50h + play time
· NEW 500h + power save standby
· Brand new wireless technology to 2.4 GHz
- Headphones and chat supported

The FRAGFX SHARK 360 is a significant step forward for the console gaming industry because it not only provides an almost perfect PC mouselike FPS experience for gamers on the XBOX 360, but also provides an easy to adopt, high end, fully programmable analog stick counterpart that make it possible for hardcore PC FPS fans to enjoy their favorite shooters on MAC or PC.

The Splitfish FRAGFX SHARK 360 lets you play FPS games on a console the way they were originally meant to be played - PLUS MUCH MORE. With the FRAGFX SHARK 360 you can intuitively aim with a mouse and adjust sensitivity on the fly as well as use advance functions like button remapping, turbo, wrist flick melee and much more with ease. With Splitfish's trademark lag free and highly precise one-to-one tracking you get the maximum FPS experience and total immersion.

The FRAGFX SHARK 360 is optimized for FPS shooters, but also has all the functions of a regular XBOX 360 controller - so it can be used for all games. Gamers do not have to go through complex procedures for button mapping or sensitivity adjustments, The FRAGFX SHARK 360 is designed for simple and intuitive on the fly customization. Also, just like its brother, the FRAGFX SHARK, the FRAGFX SHARK 360 has an uber long battery life of 50 hours of gameplay and 500 hours of standby on 2 AA batteries.

The FragFX Shark 360 has the same fundamental architecture as the Award Winning FragFx SHARK, but with the modified XBOX 360 FRIENDLY button configuration and the ability to function on XBOX 360, MAC and PC.

Please note - The FragFX Shark can be used on the XBOX 360 with ANY licensed wired XBOX 360 controller and yes, the headphones and chat are fully functional and can be used without any problem!

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Splitfish FragFX Shark 360 starts shipping for your first-person shooting pleasure