Mad Catz Get Licence to Make Xbox Branded Peripherals

by on February 2, 2011

Mad Catz determination to leave behind their not so great reputation when it comes to peripherals is not to be sniffed at. The last year or so has no doubt seen them rake in the dollar signs with their licensed Street Fighter IV equipment. The next stop is apparently Xbox 360 branded headphones!

Today they announced that they have entered into an agreement with Microsoft to produce a range of licensed, co-branded audio headphones under Mad Catz’s Tritton brand and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 brand. Under the agreement, Mad Catz has the worldwide rights to manufacture, market and sell licensed, co-branded wired stereo headphones and exclusive rights to produce licensed, co-branded wireless stereo and Dolby 5.1 headphones for the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system.

This will be the first time that wireless, licensed and co-branded headphones will be available for Xbox 360 and with Dolby 5.1 capability no less!

Darren Richardson, Mad Catz’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated:

“We are delighted to be working so closely with Microsoft to design and brand a range of high performance headphones.  The headphone category is the fastest growing category in the video game space – and this agreement assists Mad Catz’s Tritton brand in furthering its leadership to provide high-quality, innovative headphones that allow gamers and audio enthusiasts alike to enjoy a superior gaming and listening experience.”