Apple has removed around 4,500 games from china on the app store. due to pressure by the government of china according to its internet policies. according to the reports from TechNode, there were around 3,000 games from the china apple store in the last week of just two days, which is one of the biggest removals ever on apple’s app store.
to upload their gaming apps on china’s app store, they need new rules and regulations to gain approval for uploads. since apple applied this new policy on 1st July “People are seeing an unexpected drop of games from China’s Apple App Store”. ” Sadly because as about 1,500 games are getting licensed a year and to complete the process it takes 6-12 months itself, so in order to come back on track most of these apps have to wait for a long time until they are allowed back on the store,” stated by Todd Kuhns, marketing manager at Appinchina.
On July 1,1,571 apps , on July 2,1,805, and on July 3, 1,276 apps were removed specifically. there is an estimation of about 20,000 apps can be affected to the new china restrictions in his total owing.according to the data from sensor tower, china is apple’s biggest App store market with a yearly sales of around $15.4 billion in the US.there are roughly 60,000 games which is been hosted and are paid for or have in-app purchases in chine.
According to NewZoo the market research firm, ios may generate 53% of the total revenue of mobile games in China which is around $13 billion. China is the country from which the app stores generate more revenue as compared to any other country, with the majority from the game of it coming.