Mad Catz® Announces Shipping Of The Street Fighter ® X Tekken ® Fighting Game Controller Range

San Diego – March 6, 2012 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today the shipping of the Street Fighter ® X Tekken ® fighting game controller range for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation ®3 computer entertainment system.  The new range of fighting game controllers includes the Street Fighter X Tekken FightPad SD , the Street Fighter X Tekken Arcade FightStick PRO and the flagship Street Fighter X Tekken Arcade FightStick V.S.

“We are very excited to continue our support of the Street Fighter ® franchise with a new range ofFightSticks and FightPads which include many features requested by the community.” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.  “The range further demonstrates our strategy to build innovative products for passionate consumers.”

Nominated for the IGN ‘Best of CES’ award, the Street Fighter X Tekken Arcade FightStick V.S. uses genuine Sanwa Denshi™ arcade components and features a unique chassis which enables gamers to play in single configuration mode or to join two sticks together via the Arcade FightStick V.S. Connector Kit (sold separately) for a highly realistic two-player arcade presentation. 

The Street Fighter X Tekken FightPad SD features a 15% smaller chassis than previous FightPad designs, inspired by the gaming preferences of legendary Street Fighter ® producer Yoshinori Ono.

Additional information is available at www.madcatz.com/SFXTekken

About Mad Catz

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

About CAPCOM

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices.  Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan.  More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.

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