Mobile gaming taking off

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Mobile gaming taking off

Report finds that 34 percent of mobile gamers play every day.

Mobile phone gaming is taking off, with gamers frequently playing every day for an average of 28 minutes per session, new research has found.

According to a study from Nielsen Entertainment commissioned by Nokia, mobile phone gamers frequently play mobile games, with the vast majority (80 percent) playing at least once a week and 34 percent playing every day. The average length of a session is 28 minutes, with India (39 minutes), United States (31 minutes) and Thailand (29 minutes) playing longer than average.

Mobile phone games are played on the move (61 percent), almost as much as they are played at home (62 percent). Also, mobile phone gamers are making the most of their idle time with 56 percent preferring to play while waiting.

Good gameplay (83 percent), replayability (79 percent) and game genre (78 percent) are key motivators when considering which mobile games to purchase. Graphical quality (84 percent) and using the phone for other purposes while downloading (78 percent) were found to be the most important features when deciding to play Nokia's next generation mobile games.

When it comes to getting games, over-the-internet (OTI) distribution (34 percent) is almost as popular as over-the-air (OTA) distribution (45 percent).

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