Nearly 48,000 mobile games were removed from Apple’s App Store in China during December 2020, according to Sensor Tower App Intelligence data.
“China’s mobile gaming regulations require that all titles receive a license from the country’s National Press and Publication Administration before release, confirming that the app meets the country’s strict rules on content,” the report said.
“Apple is now adhering to these regulations, which Android stores in the country were already enforcing, resulting in an exodus of unlicensed titles, affecting premium games and apps that include in-app purchases,” it further explained.
Publishers were given a previous deadline of July 31 to obtain a licence which had then been extended to December 2020.
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