- Trends in consumer buying behaviour reveal ‘significant’ appetite for mobile content -
London, UK 18th March 2009: M-Biz Global today confirmed that Circa 50 per cent of European consumers with mobile phones, which carry its TryNBuy service, go on to purchase a mobile game. This figure dwarfs the circa: 5 per cent average figure of paid for downloaded mobile games from operator portals and other WAP sites.
In addition, M-Biz Global revealed that February’s top game purchase was Mini Golf 2 followed closely by Paris Hilton’s Diamond Quest.
The massive 50 per cent plus conversion rate supports M-Biz Global’s theory that if you give consumers compelling content that is easy to buy, then they will. With the M-Biz Global TnB Mobile solution consumers are no more than 4 clicks away from unlocking the full game having trialed a level or played for a limited time.
M-Biz Global works with all Java handsets and is now available for ‘native’ games working on Windows Mobile, Symbian and the Android platforms. M-Biz Global’s TnB Mobile service pre-installs full games onto handsets with trial versions available instantly to the user. Customers can play demos of the games - either through limited game-time or limited level trials - and post trial, have the option of purchasing the full game through a premium SMS service.
Hyongsuk Kim, CEO M-Biz Global said, “Our remarkable conversion figures are down to two things – understanding what consumers want and how to deliver it to them. Clunky, force-fed operator portals where content is difficult to find are a massive barrier to content discovery and purchase. Anyone can see that this failing method is a mobile phone turn off, the figures speak for themselves, they’re not much better than direct mail response.”
The top five games in Europe during February paid for using the M-Biz Global’s TnB Mobile service, were in order of popularity:
1. Mini Golf Las Vegas
2. Paris Hilton’s Diamond Quest
3. Asphalt Urban 2
4. Midnight Pool
About M-Biz Global
Based in London, UK, M-Biz Global was formed in 2005 to provide embedded software and mobile content to the mobile phone industry.
M-Biz Global has grown to become a leader in the supply and billing of mobile content in the secondary (vanilla handset) mobile games market, through its embedded TryNBuy (TnBMobile™) service. M-Biz Global has been selected by Samsung Mobile to be the international sole billing and solution provider and the master content provider of games for SIM free handsets in Samsungs ‘Try’n Play’ project.
M-Biz Global’s TryNBuy solution for gaming is available in over 30 countries on Samsung handsets as the ‘’Try’n Play’’ project of Samsung.
M-Biz Global has offices in the UK, Singapore, Vietnam, South Korea and Egypt and has built strategic partnerships with leading game companies including EA, Gameloft, Sega, Glu, THQ Wireless, Digital Chocolate and Taito.
M-Biz Global is funded by M-BIZ Korea Co.Ltd and several venture capitals including KB Investments and Dasan Venture Fund based in Seoul, Korea.
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