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The Bedford Report

March 02, 2011 08:46 ET

Mad Catz & Glu Mobile Gain as Consumer Confidence Improves

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Mad Catz & Glu Mobile

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - Sales of interactive games for numerous platforms have surged in the last year. Mobile gaming has been a direct beneficiary of the smartphone revolution, while more traditional videogame platforms are seeing sales rise as consumer confidence recovers. According to a Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan survey, US consumer sentiment rose to its highest level in three years in February, helped by an improving view of the labor market recovery. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Game Design Industry and provides research reports on Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (NYSE Amex: MCZ) and Glu Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

With smartphone sales growing exponentially, mobile gaming has seen its popularity surge. According to a 2010 survey conducted by Information Solutions Group and released by PopCap Game, close to 34 percent of respondents said they have played a game on a mobile phone in the last month. This qualifies them as "mobile phone gamers" for the purposes of the survey, and nearly a quarter have played in the past week, qualifying them as "avid mobile phone gamers."

Glu Mobile is a leading global publisher of mobile games, and has seen its share price surge in recent weeks. Earlier this week the company announced the availability of Deer Hunter 3D to Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone 7.

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Also partnering with Microsoft, Mad Catz recently announced that they have entered an agreement to release a range of wireless headphones for the Xbox 360. Last month Mad Catz reported fiscal third quarter profit per share of $0.16 with $93 million revenue. Mad Catz engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of accessories for videogame platforms, the personal computers (PC), and iPod and other audio devices.

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