As the effect of failure in the first major services offering, Nokia Oyi has decided to close its battered gaming service N-Gage by next year. Nokia likes to get new revenues from online services as its traditional handset market matures with games and music being the first focus areas.
The mobile giant has encountered major challenges from consumers first shunning its dedicated gaming phones which went on sale in October 2003, by accompanying a major global advertising campaign. The online gaming service that opened last year, took over the N-Gage brand never moved beyond a niche audience of hard core gamers. Moreover, the sources from Nokia say that the company will no longer publish new games for the N-Gage platforms.
The games from the first major can be purchased until the end of September 2010 and the community site will remain in operation throughout 2010, the company added.
As you know, Nokia is the leading company that attracted all of the top mobile game makers comprising Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Glu Mobile and Digital Chocolate in order to create special games for N-Gage. After closing this all, Nokia has decided to sell mobile games at its Ovi Store.