Nokia dominates feature phone social gaming

Mobile Entertainment

by Tim Green
Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

Nokia dominates feature phone social gaming

Star Arcade study shows top five user handsets are all Nokias.

Did you need reminding that the Finnish firm still rules the feature phone space in emerging markets?

Well, check out Star Arcade’s ‘most used multiplayer gaming  smartphone survey’

The firm launched its multi-player gaming service a few months back, and now claims 300,000 consumers across ten countries.

It’s focused on freemium and ad-funded social games for emerging markets of Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The study showed the top five most used handsets amongst the survey group were:

1.Nokia 5800d XpressMusic
2.Nokia E71
3.Nokia N8
4.Nokia E63
5.Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

Harri Myllylä, CEO of Star Arcade, said: “Nokia still has a large market share of the smartphone market and the survey results tell us that it is a very important platform for our games.

“We are offering games for Android, ios and S60, but our survey results reflect the customer usage patterns and trends according to the developing markets we operate in.”