Apple’s app store in China dropped 2500 games a week, four times that of the same period in June

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Sina Technology News at noon on July 15, Beijing time, according to Reuters, after Apple fixed the loophole to comply with China’s license requirements, mobile game applications have been successively removed from Apple’s China app store in June. More than 2500 mobile game apps were removed from Apple’s China app store in the first week of July, four times the same period in June, according to the latest data from sensor tower.
Apple has previously required revenue earning game publishers to submit government license numbers by the end of June. This license number allows publishers to add in app purchases. China’s major android app stores already have this requirement. But it’s hard to understand why Apple allowed the vulnerability to exist for so long.
According to sensor tower, well-known games removed from Apple’s China app store so far in July include supercell’s popular farm game cartoon farm, flaregames’s invincible Chuck Norris and Zynga’s card.
Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Randy Nelson, director of mobile observation at sensortower, said: “these games are very likely to return in the future, but they have disappeared from the page for more than five days.”
Sensor tower was unable to determine exactly why each game was taken off the shelves, but Nelson added that the significant growth in these games was noteworthy. The games, which were taken off the shelves in the first week of July, had a total revenue of 34.7 million U.S. dollars in China, and accumulated more than 133 million downloads.
In recent years, China has strengthened the supervision of the domestic game market, and online games usually need to go through a long period of approval to obtain profit permission. (Xiaobai)