Mad Catz(R) to Unveil Multiple New Products at 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Nevada

December 18, 2008

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Mad Catz(TM) Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz” or “the Company”) (Amex: MCZ; TSX), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider today confirmed plans to attend the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 8th through January 10th 2009. Mad Catz expects to unveil multiple new licensed products designed for home video game consoles and PC across its Mad Catz and Saitek brands. Mad Catz will be exhibiting in the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, located next to the Convention Center in Suite No. 377.

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Mad Catz expects to display its new range of licensed Street Fighter(TM)IV accessories. Expected to ship in conjunction with the hotly anticipated title in February 2009, the range has been designed in conjunction with Capcom(R) and includes the FightStick: Tournament Edition for the Xbox(TM)360 and PLAYSTATION(R)3, featuring genuine ‘Sanwa(R)’ components used in the original arcade cabinets.

Mad Catz also invites visitors to sample its range of licensed Rock Band(R) and Rock Band(R)2 accessories which will be available to play at the show. Alongside the acclaimed Fender(TM) Precision Bass Guitar and Triple Cymbal Expansion Kit, Mad Catz is expected to display products in the range for PLAYSTATION(R)3 and Nintendo(R) Wii(TM) for the first time.

Under its Saitek brand, Mad Catz will be presenting new mice, keyboards and hubs, including the ‘Expressions‘ range, a new line of lifestyle themed accessories. Joining the Expressions range, Mad Catz will also display its striking new range of colored Wireless Notebook Mice. For fans of authentic flight joysticks, the new Saitek ‘Cyborg X’ Flight Stick for PC is expected to be displayed, as is the ‘AviatorFlight Stick for both Xbox 360/PC and for PLAYSTATION(R)3.

The Saitek branded range of new cross-compatible Controllers is also expected to be on hand for visitors to try. Complete with an innovative feature set and high levels of engineering, the range includes the Cyborg‘ RumblePad for Xbox 360 and PC which features a removable module allowing gamers to customize their controls.

For further information or to book an appointment, please contact:


Alex Verrey: Global PR & Communications Manager – t. +44 (0) 1908 336 538

e. averrey@madcatz.com

Michael Greco: Vice President of Marketing – t. +1-619-321-3564

e. mgreco@madcatz.com


Joseph Jaffoni, David Jacoby – Jaffoni & Collins Incorporated – t. 212/835-8500

e. mcz@jcir.com

About Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.

Mad Catz is a global leader in providing innovative peripherals for the interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz designs and markets accessories for videogame systems and publishes videogame software, including the industry-leading GameShark videogame enhancements, under its Mad Catz, GameShark and Joytech brands. Mad Catz also designs and markets mice, keyboards, headsets, PC gaming controllers and other PC peripherals through its Saitek brand, and designs, manufactures and markets proprietary portable earphones under its AirDrives brand. Mad Catz distributes its products through most of the leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices across Canada, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com, as well as www.gameshark.com, www.airdrives.com, www.saitek.com and www.joytech.net.

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