Mad Catz® Announces New Licensed Major League Gaming® Pro Circuit Controller Accessories

Mad Catz® Announces New Licensed Major League Gaming®
Pro Circuit Controller Accessories

San Diego – March 21, 2012 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today the first in a range of new MLG Pro Circuit Controller accessories, available for the first time at the MLG Pro Circuit Winter Championships, taking place in Columbus, Ohio from March 23 through March 25, 2012.

Fully compatible with both the Xbox 360 ® and the PlayStation ®3 models of the critically acclaimed MLG Pro Circuit Controller, the new range of accessories allows gamers to customize both appearance and functionality of the controller, creating a unique gaming experience tailored to the gamers’ individual preferences.

Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. stated, “Passionate gamers have reacted enthusiastically to the MLG Pro Circuit Controller and we are excited to release the first range of accessories which will afford even greater customization for tournament grade game play.”

As well as offering custom FacePlate Kits and a variety of ProCable™ lengths and colors, new accessories include the FightPad ProModule™ which features a floating D-Pad and is ideal for fighting games.  In addition, the Analog Stick Spacers and Analog Cap Packs allow gamers to adjust the height and feel of their thumbsticks.

The new range of MLG Pro Circuit Controller accessories can pre-ordered at: www.madcatz.com/mlg

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed primarily under its Mad Catz ® (casual gaming), Cyborg™ (pro gaming), Tritton ® (gaming audio), Saitek ® (simulation), and Eclipse™ (home and office) brands.  Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; operates a videogame content website under its GameShark ® brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties.  Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia.  For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com .

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About Major League Gaming

Founded in 2002, Major League Gaming (MLG) ( www.majorleaguegaming.com ) is the dominant media property exclusively targeting tens of millions of consumers worldwide who have a passion for playing video games as a competitive social activity. The company gives aspiring gamers around the world an opportunity to compete, improve their skills, and socialize through a thriving competitive community with more than 750,000 matches each month online and LIVE in-person Pro Circuit tournaments in cities nationwide. MLG broadcasts all Pro Circuit play via LIVE streaming online to hundreds of thousands of fans in more than 170 countries.  MLG also provides extensive online editorial and video content to more than 8 million unique fans each month including LIVE and on-demand original programming related to games, technology and more at MLG.tv .

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