Having just returned from Paris, the new report from GfK doesn’t seem the least bit surprising to me. It says that some 2.7 million mobile phone games were downloaded in France in the first quarter of 2007, and the average selling price was EUR 4.29.
As with other markets, mobile gaming seems to be on the rise and phone games were being played just about everywhere in the City of Lights. Possibly as the country is trying to reduce smoking, and has even started to ban the habit in some restaurants, it seems that busy hands need to do something. Game on Paris!