Overloaded, a leading developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones and InsideGamer (www.insidegamer.nl), a leading online video game news and community portal, today released their first mobile phone games study into the habits and trends of mobile game consumers in the Netherlands and Belgium (Dutch speaking).
The survey of a representative sample of 1.000 hard-core gamers in the Netherlands and Belgium reveals that 20% of mobile phone gamers would be interested in a games subscription when offered by operators or portals. Next to that, mobile phone gamers are not frequent users of other mobile phone content; 58% indicated to never download ringtones and 79% indicated never to download wallpapers.
Summery of some other key findings:
29% of hard-core gamers download games to their mobile phone on a regular basis
18% of mobile phone gamers are female
72% of mobile phone gamers are between 14 and 25 years old
Mobile phone gamers prefer Nokia (41%) and SonyEricsson (17%) phones to play games
52% of mobile phone gamers uses a pre-paid phone
48% of hard-core mobile phone gamers indicated to download on average 1 game every month and 19% indicated to download on average 2 games per month
38% of hard-core mobile phone gamers indicate to download games based on reviews and recommendations from friends