Mad Catz® Ships The Kunai™ Stereo Gaming Headset For PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita

San Diego – October 9, 2012 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today the shipping of the Kunai stereo gaming headset being released under the Company’s TRITTON audio brand and compatible with the PlayStation ®3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation ®Vita portable entertainment system from Sony.

“The release of the Kunai demonstrates our commitment to the audio category, furthering our strategy to provide gaming headsets across all major hand-held, console, and PC gaming platforms.” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.  “We believe the ability to use the Kunai both for gaming and as a lifestyle headset provides a unique opportunity for us to expand our market share and deliver innovative products to the passionate gamers.”

Additional information available at: www.madcatz.com/kunai 

About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz ® (gaming),  Tritton ® (audio), and Saitek ® (simulation) brands.  Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek 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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