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July 24th, 2007, 02:03
Originally Posted by Dhruin View Post
Is the German market different for mobile phone games?
I do not care much or at all for mobile games so I'll just talk about my very subjective impression (vs objective hard evidence, numbers and facts) of the market here. My impression is that the market is very niche. Germans are very pragmatic people. We buy mobile phones to, well, you know, make phone calls and to write some SMS. I know a lot of people who do not need or even want phones that have cameras, that can surf the net or that let you play games. A lot of people would prefer if the phone would be limited to its core functionality of phoning and messaging.
The market for mobile games is certainly very small still. I think JoWooD knows this as well and that they aren't expecting a mega seller. They just want to get a foot in the door and enhance the Gothic brand awareness (or whatever the marketing peeps call it these days).
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