PocketGamer.biz launches the First Issue 2009 Mobile Games Trends Report

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

London, UK– 6th July 2009– Steel Media is proud to announce that the PocketGamer.biz Mobile Games Trends Report, First Issue 2009, is now on sale.

At over 120 pages and compiled by leading mobile game journalist Stuart Dredge– with additional analysis provided by industry veteran Owain Bennallack– the report is one of the most comprehensive examples to focus on the state of the mobile game industry.

Featured content highlights include:

• Competitive analysis of 10 leading publishers’ Q1 2009 activity

• Special reports: Facebook, iPhone 3.0, App Store pricing

• Q1 2009 review: all first-quarter developments, deals and trends in mobile gaming

• Case studies: 30 key Q1 2009 mobile games

• Territory report: US, Canada, Latin America

• Key financial data of listed mobile game sector companies

• PocketGamer.biz Q1 2009 Quality Index and analysis

• Q2-Q4 2009 look ahead: 10 key issues facing the marketplace

• In-depth industry confidence survey

“It's a really exciting time for the mobile games industry right now, with iPhone leading the way. While the App Store is fuelling rapid innovation from developers in their gameplay and connectivity, it's also posing challenges for the way they market their games, and cut through the clutter of more than 50,000 other apps,” says PocketGamer.biz Mobile Games Trends Report editor and chief analyst, Stuart Dredge.“With the report, we've explored all of these issues in depth, while also tracking developments on other emerging mobile platforms.”

The series of in-depth reports, data and expert analysis of key trends in mobile gaming will prove indispensable for companies operating in this sector.

The PocketGamer.biz Mobile Trends Report is available for purchase now, at only£699. Included in this price is also a PDF version of the report, which will be made available for download after purchase of the print edition.

Copies can be ordered by visiting www.pocketgamer.biz/reports.

CONTACT

For more information, contact Chris James ( chris@pocketgamer.co.uk)

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Notes to editors

About PocketGamer.biz

PocketGamer.biz is the UK’s mobile game industry-focused site from the highly experienced team behind PocketGamer.co.uk. It aims to cover the issues affecting the sector by providing the insightful news, features and opinion that it deserves, while working to help push this multi-billion industry forward. www.pocketgamer.biz

About the Pocket Gamer network

PocketGamer.co.uk is the UK’s most popular destination website for mobile and handheld gaming news, previews and reviews. The site was established by Steel Media in March 2006 and now reaches an audience of over 400K readers per month, generating over 1.5 million page views online, plus an additional audience via our wap and iPhone editions. www.pocketgamer.co.uk

Steel Media also publishes a bi-monthly Pocket Gamer mobile games magazine in association with leading mobile operators in the UK which is distributed in-store and online with a readership of c.200K.

In addition, Pocket Gamer reviews and content appear on the wap portals of leading UK operators and handset manufacturers, providing a total estimated audience in excess of 4 million each month.

Launched in July 2008, sister site PocketGamer.biz has already grown to become the industry's leading mobile games b2b resource providing news, features, opinion and data on the industry. www.pocketgamer.biz

About Steel Media

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. Headed up by Chris James and with a team boasting over 50 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes mobile and handheld gaming websites PocketGamer.co.uk and PocketGamer.fr, industry focused site PocketGamer.biz and consumer friendly mobile entertainment site PocketPicks.co.uk. Steel Media also supplies mobile gaming news and other contract services to a number of third-party publishers and brands.

For further information the Pocket Gamer network or Steel Media, contact Chris James: chris@pocketgamer.co.uk

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