Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/12/games_dip/

Mobile games not bringing in the bucks

Worldwide revenue dips

By Bill Ray

Posted in Networks, 12th November 2007 15:00 GMT

Revenue from mobile games slipped nine per cent during the second quarter to 30 June 2007, compared to an 11 per cent rise during the first - bad news for a market which constantly portrays itself as under-exploited.

The figures come from market analyst firm iSuppli, which attributes the drop to the fact that only a small proportion of mobile phone users ever buy a game, and those users saw nothing compelling during that period.

Certainly, iSuppli thinks this is a temporary blip, and is predicting the market will almost triple by 2011, to $6.6bn, as networked and location-aware games appeal to a wider demographic. ®