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Mobile gaming leaps 60 per cent

Mobile gaming leaps 60 per cent

Some 60 per cent more people were playing mobile games on their smartphones in the first two months of 2010 than in the same period in 2009, a study has shown.

The report, conducted by Analyst ComScore, also showed that people playing games on feature phones fell by 35 per cent, suggesting that most people are shifting their attention to the multifunctional smartphone market.

Nearly 30 per cent of smartphone owners installed and played a mobile game during the three month period.

Smartphone owners were also found to be more prolific gamers than feature phone owners by a factor of three.

The dominant genre amongst mobile games is puzzle and casual titles, which accounted for almost 13 per cent of downloads registered in the period.

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