Sega Mobile has introduced ‘Monkey Ball’, its first game designed specifically designed for mobile phones. The game will be available to Sprint PCS customers in the US. Sega has a whole host of other titles in the pipeline for Sprint.
The game is playable in full color on Vision-capable PCS Phones. Customers can download the game for $3.99 but it will only allow them to play for up to 30 days at a time. A teaser trailer of the game is installed on the phone to tempt customers to download the game.
The wireless games market is consolidating. Global revenue from wireless gaming is set to increase to $17.5 million by 2006. Sega is one of the first games software makers to cotton on to this and cash in on the bounty.