Mad Catz® Announces New Range of Street Fighter® X Sanrio® Products and
New Range Includes Street Fighter^® X Sanrio FightStick™ PRO, Timed To
Coincide With Street Fighter^® 25^th Anniversary Celebration
SAN DIEGO -- December 11, 2012
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today a new
range of Street Fighter^® X Sanrio products and accessories. Available in
limited quantities throughout North America, the new range is expected to be
available this month, timed to coincide with the 25^th anniversary celebration
of the legendary Street Fighter^® video game franchise from Capcom.
Bringing together two beloved franchises for the very first time, the new
range of products feature Sanrio characters, including Hello Kitty^® depicted
as classic Street Fighter characters like Ryu and Chun Li, set against
authentic Street Fighter backdrops.
“We’re pleased to celebrate the Street Fighter 25^th anniversary with the new
range of Street Fighter X Sanrio products which we believe will prove a
fitting tribute to the occasion,” said Darren Richardson, the President and
Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “We’re particularly
pleased that the range includes both gaming hardware and lifestyle
accessories, demonstrating our ability to reach new consumer segments with
quality licensed product.”
The range includes the Street Fighter X Sanrio FightStick PRO, a tournament
edition fighting game controller for the Xbox 360^® video game and
entertainment system and the PlayStation^®3 computer entertainment system, as
well as a range of themed smartphone and tablet cases.
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About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: 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
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 franchisesResident 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 can be found on the company web
Sanrio, best known for global icon Hello Kitty and home to many endearing
characters including Chococat, My Melody, and Keroppi, is a worldwide
lifestyle brand founded on the “small gift, big smile^®” philosophy -- that a
small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. For over
50 years, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum
of unique Sanrio products and experiences. Today, more than 50,000
Sanrio-branded items are available in over 70 countries and upwards of 12,000
U.S. locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over
100 Sanrio boutiques. For more information, please visit www.sanrio.com and
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This product is manufactured under license from Microsoft Corporation.
Microsoft, Kinect, Xbox, Xbox LIVE, Xbox 360, and the Xbox logos are
trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
PlayStation is registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Capcom, the Capcom logo, Resident Evil, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other
countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
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Mad Catz Communications:
Alex Verrey, +44 (0) 1908 336 538
Global PR and Communications Manager
Joseph Jaffoni, Norberto Aja, Jim Leahy
+1 (212) 835 8500
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