Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), today announced it will begin shipping its new range of licensed accessories for use with the Nintendo 3DS™ video game system being released under the Company’s Mad Catz casual gaming brand.
San Diego, CA– March 23, 2011
With pre-order figures already eclipsing that of the Wii™ system, the North American and European launch of the new Nintendo 3DS is expected to be the highlight of the gaming calendar for gamers world-wide.? Ideal for those purchasing a Nintendo 3DS system on the day of launch, the new licensed range from Mad Catz offers high quality, eye catching products, designed to perfectly complement the new system.
Licensed accessories now available, include:
? Traveler Bag for Nintendo 3DS
Fashionable yet durable, the Traveler Bag proves an ideal travel companion, providing storage for gamers’ Nintendo 3DS, up to 21 game cards and 2 styli, alongside spare storage compartments for accessories such as an AC adapter or headphones.? Fashioned in a contemporary design with protective inner lining, the case offers safe and stylish transport for gamers’ console and accessories.
MSRP: $19.99 /?16.99 / 19.99 Euro
? Microsuede Wallet for Nintendo 3DS
Discrete and refined, the officially licensed Microsuede Wallet offers a fashionable solution for transporting gamers’ Nintendo 3DS and up to three game cards.? Featuring a sleek design and protective inner lining, the plush, tactile Microsuede Wallet ensures gamers’ console and games travel safely and in style.
MSRP: $12.99 /?9.99 / 12.99 Euro
? Microsuede Touch Pak for Nintendo 3DS
The Microsuede Touch Pak offers a fashionable solution for transporting gamers’ Nintendo 3DS and up to three game cards with the sleek protective Microsuede Wallet while giving you the comfort of a full-size pen with the Jumbo Click Stylus.? Featuring a rubberized grip designed for comfort, the retractable tip on the Jumbo Click Stylus ensures your stylus tip is kept safe and secure while gaming on the go.
? Extendable Stylus 5-Pak for Nintendo 3DS
The Extendable Stylus 5-Pak for the Nintendo 3DS system provides an assortment of high-quality styli that are perfect for all gaming needs.? Designed for comfort and available in multiple colors, the Extendable Styli provide an ideal replacement for the standard stylus provided with the Nintendo 3DS system.
MSRP: $7.99 /?5.99 / 6.99 Euro
? Screen Protector Pak for Nintendo 3DS
The Screen Protector Pak has been designed to help shield Nintendo 3DS screens from dirt, scratches and accidental damage.? Consisting of two sets of high-quality Screen Protectors, each set is easy to apply and remove, leaving zero residue and no distortion of the 3D effect or screen quality.? Complete with bonus Microfiber Cleaning Cloth.
MSRP: $7.99 /?5.99 / 6.99 Euro
? Stylus&Screen Protector Pak for Nintendo 3DS
The Stylus&Screen Protector Pak for Nintendo 3DS provides gamers with a trio of high-quality Extendable Styli, ideal for handheld gaming needs.? Designed for comfort and in colors which match the system, the Extendable Styli are complimented by two sets of Screen Protectors, designed to protect the Nintendo 3DS from dirt and scratches.
The new Mad Catz Nintendo 3DS Licensed Accessory Range is available now from the Gameshark Online store ( store.gameshark.com) and other leading video game retailers.
For further information please contact:
Alex Verrey: Global PR&Communications Manager
t. +44 (0) 1908 336 538
Michael Greco: Vice President of Marketing
t. + 1-619-321-3564
Allyson Vanderford : Interim Chief Financial Officer
t. +1-619-321 3545
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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