Tens of thousands of developers chose not be granted a license by the Chinese government NBA 2K MT. They instead decided to allow Apple remove their apps out completely from the reach of Chinese gamers. According to a report published by Reuters the only 74 games in the top 1500 paid games were granted a license to be sold in China so the percentage of compliance less than 5percent.
It wasn't just the indie developers who decided to not get the license, as well. Major developers such as Take-Two and Ubisoft permitted some of their games to be removed from the Apple app store too. If you're in China, NBA 2k or Assassin's Creed Identity cannot be downloaded through the Apple app store. An additional 94,000 apps had been removed from Apple's app store before the purge that took place on December 31. The total loss for 2020 was now 140,000 applications.
From January 2020 to November, Apple's gaming revenue from China amounted to $13 billion. This is an increase of 14% over revenues in 2019. The purge of apps is likely to significantly impact Apple's earnings in 2019. It's unclear what developers' plans are to acquire a license to allow their games to be reintroduced into the Chinese market.
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