The App Store has taken down more than 2.6w game apps, most of which are unlicensed games, coinciding with the limited date when Apple sent emails to developers informing them that the games must provide their license numbers. the number of products in the top 10 of the App Store game free list has been decreasing for months, and the game license numbers were tightened again in August, and the number of games that passed the review was only 55.
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The number of game apps shelved on August 1 exceeded 2.6w
On the first day of August, App Store shelved more than 30,000 apps, including 26,963 game apps, accounting for nearly 90%, which set the highest record of game products shelved in the past three months.
Previously, Apple sent a reminder email to some game developers on July 8: if you don’t submit the version number information of paid/in-app purchase games before July 31, the games will not be available on App Store China after July 31.
Through analysis and comparison, we found that most of the game apps that were taken down on August 1 did not have a version number, and only a few game apps such as “xxx fruits” had a version number. The timing of this downgrade and the type of App coincide with the new version number regulation being implemented by Apple.
The number of top 10 games in the game list continues to drop
This is also the lowest record in the past three months, which shows that the ranking of top game products is relatively stable and it is more difficult for games to enter the Top 10. Glory of Kings”, “Peace Elite”, “Jiangnan Hundred Scenery” and “Guess the Song God” all ranked within the Top 10 of the game list in August.
However, the number of products on the top 1 of the game free list increased in August, with a total of 10 products, an increase of 3 products compared to July, making it more difficult for products to hold on to the top 1 position.
Only one batch of version numbers were issued in August, and 55 handheld games were reviewed
During August, the official website of the State Press and Publication Administration only issued a batch of version numbers, and the total number of reviewed games was 57, of which 55 were handheld games.
In the coming January, there will be more than 100 hand games on the App Store
As of press time, according to the booking monitoring of Seven Macs data, 122 iOS game products have been booked on the shelves in the next month, Tencent, Thunder Game, Xishanju and other big manufacturers are in the list.