Mobile Phone Gaming To Top $1 Billion

“Currently, Japan and Korea are well ahead of North America and Europe in market size, accounting for nearly 80 percent of all revenues derived from video game play and game downloads, Screen Digest said on Thursday.

A confusing maze of tariffs for downloads and gameplay charged by mobile operators in Europe is depressing early growth in the region, Screen Digest said.

“We think the mobile operators in Europe have not yet got the strategies right to exploit this market to its full potential,” said Screen Digest chief analyst Ben Keen. “

$1 billion sounds a little too high in my opinion, but there is no doubt that the mobile phone market is rapidly growing inside and outside the United States. Mobile phone games go back to the roots of video games, where game play and story line take precedence over graphics capabilities – that is until the technology evolves.

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