Nokia has launched N-Gage (part of Ovi service) in India, enabling users to play high-quality made-for-mobile games using the N-Gage mobile application on their N-Gage compatible devices.
With the N-Gage application on their devices, people can connect with other e-players through the N-Gage Arena community, discuss topics via live chats and message boards, and participate in tournaments and hosted events. Users can create a Friends List, send and receive private messages, and take part in instant messaging style chat.
One can try games before purchasing and typical game prices range from Rs. 49 – 299.
Nokia has partnered with Oxicash to offer special pre-paid Oxigen e-vouchers which will be initially available at Nokia Priority Dealers, and game publisher partnerships include EA Mobile, Gameloft, Glu Mobile and IndiaGames.
What’s important to note here is that subscription based mobile entertainment hasn’t shown expected profitability, so it’s not going for Nokia to easily crack the market (i.e. ‘n-gage’ users). Maybe, that’s where free sneak/offline vouchers will help.
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