San Diego, September 03. 2010
Mad Catz ® Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz” or“the Company”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, today announced a new range of accessories compatible with the Sony PlayStation Move system, being launched under the Company’s Mad Catz casual gaming brand. The accessories are expected to ship world-wide alongside or shortly after the official launch of the Sony PlayStation Move system, expected September 2010.
Products expected to launch as part of the range are as follows:
- <*> Mad Catz Charging Station for PlayStation Move *>
Keep the gaming juices flowing with the Mad Catz Charging Station for the PlayStation Move. Simply drop up to 4 PlayStation Move motion or navigator controllers into the charging slots to store, protect and charge your controllers. The Charging Station can also charge up to 2 SIXAXIS TM or DualShock TM 3 controllers.
- <*> Mad Catz 3D Shot TM for PlayStation Move *>
Ideal for use with shooting games such as Time Crisis TM : Razing Storm TM , or The Shoot TM , the 3D Shot is the latest in motion sensing weaponry. Securely housing the PlayStation Move controller internally, the 3D shot features a realistic spring-loaded trigger which activates the motion controller’s trigger when squeezed, enhancing game play and putting the gamer in the midst of the action. The ergonomically balanced design with weighted feel delivers a comfortable and realistic gaming experience at all times.
- <*> Mad Catz Gripz Pak TM for PlayStation Move *>
Snugly fitting over your official PlayStation Move motion and navigator controllers, the Mad Catz’ Gripz Pak provides durable protection against daily wear while improving grip and comfort. Constructed from high-quality, lightweight silicone, the Gripz are custom designed for a perfect fit. Complete with protective wrist strap, the Gripz are expected be available in an assortment of vibrant colors.
- <*> Mad Catz Active USB Extension Cable for PlayStation Move *>
Easily increase the reach of the PlayStation Eye TM camera accessory with the Mad Catz Active USB Extension Cable. Ideal for gaming setups employing wall-mounted TVs or projectors in need of up to 15 feet of extra cable length. The Mad Catz Active USB Extension Cable ensures optimal performance by actively boosting and repeating the signal. Boasting durable, heavy-duty wiring for longevity, the simple plug-and-play installation facilitates trouble free gaming whatever the gaming environment.
Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz commented,“The PlayStation Move represents the next chapter in motion gaming and Mad Catz are delighted to support the launch of the system with a new range of accessories to meet their needs.”
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Stewart Halpern: Chief Financial Officer
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Joseph Jaffoni, Norberto Aja and Jim Leahy
Jaffoni and Collins Incorporated
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About Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
Mad Catz is a leading global provider of innovative products for the interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz develops and markets accessories for videogame systems and PCs under its Mad Catz (casual gaming), Saitek (simulation), Cyborg (pro gaming), Eclipse (home and office) and Tritton (gaming audio) brands. Mad Catz also operates e-commerce and content websites for videogame and PC products under its GameShark brand, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary earphones under its AirDrives brand, and publishes and distributes video/PC games. Mad Catz distributes its products through most of the leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com, as well as www.store.gameshark.com, www.saitek.com, www.cyborggaming.com, www.eclipsetouch.com, www.trittontechnologies.com, www.gameshark.com and www.airdrives.com.
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