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REPORT: America and UK fails to N-Gage - Nokia sold less devices then forecasted
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 21.10.03 - 11:20:40 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 6387x
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1UP, an online magazine about gaming, is reporting about the first sales figures of Nokia's N-Gage "Gameboy"-cell phone:

Less than 5,000 units of Nokia N-Gage hardware were sold in the United States in the system's first week of release, according to independent research firm Arcadia Research. That figure takes into account all retail locations that sold the N-Gage, including both videogame specialty retailers and cellular phone retailers.

Nokia has not released official figures regarding how many N-Gages were shipped to retail, or how many pre-orders were placed by customers in advance. However, Arcadia's figures indicate that fewer consumers purchased N-Gages than placed pre-orders for the $299 "mobile gaming deck," which combines a cellular phone, videogame player, MP3 player, and PDA.

When contacted for comment, Nokia representatives could not confirm or deny the above-mentioned sales figure.

Disappointing sales of the N-Gage in the United States would neatly coincide with early figures from the United Kingdom, however, where market research firm Chart-Track counted approximately 500 N-Gages sold at videogame specialty retailers in the UK during the system's first week of release.

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Cheers ~ Arne

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