SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
(Amex: MCZ; TSX), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory
provider announced today a partnership with the National Breast Cancer
Foundation, Inc. by which the charity will receive 10% of the net wholesale
price from the sale of the Nintendo DS Lite Pink Tech Pack sold within the
continental United States of America.
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"Mad Catz is proud to offer our support to the National Breast Cancer
Foundation," said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Mad Catz. "We are particularly pleased that our recently acquired Joytech
brand was able to offer this unique accessory solution to both expand our
opportunities within the market while supporting this important foundation."
Speaking for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, President and CEO
Janelle Hail commented, "Mad Catz and Joytech are trusted brands that appeal
to millions of gamers across America and thus we look forward to working with
Mad Catz to raise awareness further through a bespoke product such as this."
The Joytech branded special edition DS Lite Tech Pack contains all pink
accessories designed to target the rapidly growing female gamer market,
including: Carry Case, In-Car Power Adapter, USB Charge Cable, 2 Game Cases
and 2 Stylus Pens. The packaging informs customers of the contribution made
to the foundation on their behalf with each purchase.
The Nintendo DS Lite Pink Tech Pack is available now at Circuit City with
an MSRP of $19.99.
For further information please contact:
Press and Media Contact:
Alex Verrey: Global PR & Communications Manager
phone: +44 (0) 1908 336 538
Stewart Halpern, Chief Financial Officer
phone: 800 831 1442
Jaffoni & Collins Incorporated
Joseph Jaffoni/David Jacoby
About Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
Mad Catz is a leading provider of innovative peripherals for the worldwide
interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz designs and markets accessories
for video game systems and publishes video game software, including the
industry leading GameShark brand of video game enhancements. Mad Catz has
distribution through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment
products. Mad Catz has its operating headquarters in San Diego, California and
offices in Canada, Europe and Asia. For additional information go to
http://www.madcatz.com. For further information on Joytech peripherals, please
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