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									Mad Catz Enters into Multi-Year License Agreement with
Nintendo for Wii Rock Band(TM) Peripherals
Thursday November 06, 2008 - 10:21 AM EST

Source: Business Wire News Releases
Author: Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.


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Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory
provider, announced today that it has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with Nintendo of America
Inc. whereby Mad Catz has secured the rights to produce and distribute peripherals for the critically acclaimed
Rock Bandâ ¢ video game for the Wiiâ ¢ system.

The agreement provides Mad Catz these rights worldwide, outside of Asia. The products to be produced under
the agreement are a bass guitar and a portable drum percussion set. Mad Catz expects these products to be
available early in 2009.

"We are thrilled to enter into this agreement with Nintendo," said Darren Richardson, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Mad Catz. "Together we will provide Rock Band fans the opportunity to enhance their
gameplay with Mad Catz' premium instruments for Nintendo's extremely popular Wii system."

The Rock Band series of video games, published by MTV Games and developed by MTV Network's
Harmonix Music Systems, allows music fans and gamers to interact with music, challenging users to master
the lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals as solo artists or cooperatively as part of their own band. Built on deals
with the world's biggest record labels and music publishers, the music featured in the Rock Band games span
all genres of rock and includes many master recordings from the greatest songs and artists of all time. Rock
Band for Wii is currently available in North America and in Europe.

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 video game systems and publishes video game software, including
the industry-leading GameShark video game 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.

Safe Harbor for Forward Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements about
the Company's business prospects that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. The Company assumes no
obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new
information or future events or developments. You can identify these statements by the fact that they use
words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "should," "plan," "goal," "believe," and
other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial
performance. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: the
ability to maintain or renew the Company's licenses; competitive developments affecting the Company's
current products; first party price reductions; the ability to successfully market both new and existing products


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domestically and internationally; difficulties or delays in manufacturing; or a downturn in the market or
industry. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other matters can be found in the
Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Canadian Securities
Administrators.

Contacts:

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
Stewart Halpern, 800-831-1442
Chief Financial Officer
or
Jaffoni & Collins Incorporated
Joseph Jaffoni / David Jacoby, 212-835-8500
mcz@jcir.com

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