Virgin.net reports that the UK mobile operator O2 has partnered with Pocket Gamer to bring comsumers regular updates of game releases as well as its Top 10.
In addition to detailing the Top 10 sales chart of the previous week and a selection of the biggest new releases, the weekly feature will include O2 short codes to enable readers to download each title, and a direct link to Pocket Gamer’s review of each game.
The information will be updated every Friday and promoted on the Pocket Gamer site. The latest chart, topped by Need for Speed: Carbon, has already gone live and you can check it out here.
Steel Media MD Chris James said: “We are proud to be working with O2 to provide this information, which will appeal to consumers and the industry alike. The weekly music charts caught the public’s imagination for decades, and there’s no reason why snack-priced mobile games should be any different.”
O2’s head of games Anthony Douglas explained: “We’re delighted to be working with leading mobile games editorial site Pocket Gamer, who will be exclusively publishing O2’s Top 10 sellers. Through this chart we aim to stimulate the sales of mobile games and guide consumers towards the best and most popular titles out there.
“By listing the Top 10 sellers and hottest new releases on a weekly basis, we hope to provide a useful and timely guide to the best in mobile content.”