6.9% of South Koreans played mobile games in 2004

IDC published the data on the mobile gaming market in Asia-Pacific. Malaysia leads the market by predicted annual growth between 2004 and 2009.

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Among the countries included in the study, Korea is seen to have the highest degree of mobile online gaming penetration in the region at 6.9% in 2004. This is expected to reach 9.6% by the end of the forecast period in 2009. The penetration growth will be largely due to the high mobile phone penetration in the country and the abundance of game content and mobile game developers.