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Mad Catz announces MicroCON

by Billy Berghammer - August 21, 2002, 7:51 pm PDT
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Need a smaller GameCube controller? The MicroCON is on it's way to retailers this September! All the news inside...

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Smaller MicroCON controllers for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube

San Diego, CA-August 21, 2002 -- Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSE: MCZ),

a leading manufacturer of video game accessories, today announced the launch

of its new line of MicroCON products, commencing with MicroCON controllers

designed for each gaming platform. The MicroCON controllers for Xbox,

GameCube and PlayStationÒ2 (also compatible with PlayStationÒ and PS oneÔ)

will be available for $24.99, $14.99 and $19.99 respectively. All products

will be in stores throughout the U.S. beginning September 2002.

Mad Catz developed its MicroCON controllers, to make the product more

user-friendly for gamers with smaller hands and to provide greater comfort

and control for all gamers. The controllers are approximately

twenty-percent (20%) smaller than the current controllers on the market.

Players can now enjoy all of the same features and functionality of Mad Catz

’ standard controllers in a smaller size, including fully analog

pressure-sensitive action buttons and D-pad, dual analog joysticks, macro

programmability for complex moves (for Xbox and PlayStation 2), and

highly-tactile rubberized grips to reduce fatigue and improve handling.

“Since introducing its MicroCON controllers at E3, Mad Catz has received

rave reviews for developing an extremely comfortable solution for younger

gamers and gamers who favor a more compact controller” said Darren

Richardson, President and COO of Mad Catz. “Since the smaller MicroCON

controllers share the same features as the standard controllers for which

Mad Catz is famous, they are perfect for gamers who want to remain

competitive.”

Other features of the MicroCON controllers include two expansion bays for

memory cards or other game enhancers (for Xbox) and built-in dual vibration

motors for a more pronounced, realistic gaming experience. For added

comfort and durability, both the MicroCON for PlayStation 2 and GameCube

have an eight-foot braided cable and the MicroCON for Xbox features a

nine-foot braided cable.

About Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., (www.madcatz.com), designs, develops,

manufactures and markets a full range of accessories for video game

consoles. Mad Catz is a worldwide leader of innovative peripherals in the

interactive entertainment industry. Headquartered in San Diego, California,

Mad Catz has offices in the U.K. and Asia, as well as distributors in

Canada, Europe and Australia.

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