Logitech Acquires Astro Gaming for $85 Million

Jul 12, 2017 10:48pm AST
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Astro Gaming, makers of debatably the best gaming headsets on the market, have been acquired by computer accessories giant Logitech.

Logitech is known for producing a broad range of accessories, such as keyboards and headsets. Their products occupy both a high & low-end space and are marketed towards PC users. Astro Gaming has focused on console gamers and creates premium headsets, such as the A40 & A50 models. These can range anywhere from $200 to $300. Their headsets tend to be the product of choice for most eSports teams. They have recently expanded their product line to include a more price friendly option with the $60 A10 headset. For Logitech, this acquisition will allow them to expand outside of the PC realm that they mostly operate in and build a greater reputation in the console space.

Logitech purchased Astro Gaming from their parent company, Skullcandy, for $85 million and the deal is expected to happen in August. Vice President, Ujesh Desai, said the following about the acquisition:

“ASTRO is the leading player for premium console headsets and is the preferred headset for console eSports athletes. It’s a perfect complement to Logitech G’s focus on PC gaming and we couldn’t be more excited; we love the team, the brand and the products. Together, we want to make game play even more fun for gamers everywhere.”

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The newly acquired brand will fit right in with Logitech’s high-end branch of accessories called Logitech G-series, which features mice, keyboards, headsets, and more marketed towards gamers. According to a blog post from Logitech, it appears Astro will maintain it’s branding and continue to be marketed towards the console gaming audience.

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