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How Epic Games’ protracted trial against Apple ended. App Store Statistics Revealed

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Most of the App Store’s revenue comes from users who play mobile games. This information was revealed in the Epic Games v. Apple court ruling released last week.

This trial ended with the following conclusion: Epic was unable to prove that Apple was a monopoly, but Epic got Apple to allow the publication of links to third-party payment systems in applications.

According to the decree, gaming applications account for about 70% of all App Store revenues. It also became known that less than 10% of app store users generate this 70% of revenue. Plus, over 80% of all users don’t spend money in the store at all, and 80% of all apps on the App Store are free.

Apple has received a 30% commission on in-app purchases distributed through the App Store over the years. Developers argued that Apple’s app store rules were unfair to small businesses; and last year, the California tech giant cut commissions to 15% for apps with annual sales of less than $ 1 million.

Apple itself does not disclose how much revenue the App Store brings to it. Sales in app stores last year totaled about $ 64 billion, according to CNBC analysis.

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First Nintendo Switch OLED Unboxing Video Appears

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Nintendo Switch OLED sales will start on October 8th. But now a video has appeared on the Web with the first unpacking of the console.

In the video, you can evaluate the box’s packaging, the console itself in a new color, and also compare the new product with the first version of Switch and Switch Lite.

The screen in the video seems to be of high quality, but such an assessment is in any case very conditional. In addition, it looks like Nintendo has improved the anti-glare properties of the screen in the new model, although it’s hard to say for sure.

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Check into a hotel to play PlayStation 5. In China, hotels offer gaming rooms

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Chinese hotel chain Golden Tulip Shanghai Rainbow Hotel has begun offering rooms for gamers. These rooms, among other things, offer a PlayStation 5 console with a pair of joysticks and a huge 85-inch Sony Bravia TV. There is also a Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar for added effect, offering 7.2.1 sound.

At the same time, the idea was allegedly implemented with the direct support of the Chinese division of Sony. Nothing is said about the games available on such consoles, but the advertising posters and the console screen show God of War, Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us Part II, FIFA and many other projects.

Check into a hotel to play PlayStation 5. In China, hotels offer gaming rooms

It is difficult to say in advance how popular such an offer will be, but given the popularity of video games and the PS5 shortage, the demand for such numbers may well be quite high.

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Thousands of people in the US lined up for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series

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Queues on the streets for new iPhones are a thing of the past for various reasons. Now the actual queues for video cards, processors and consoles.

A large retailer BestBuy recently announced that it had acquired another batch of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X game consoles. As a result, impressive queues formed to some of the more than 300 stores indicated in the announcement. In at least one city, the queue consisted of about 250 people.

Not only did people start queuing up a day before the start of sales, but in some cases they continued to stand outside the store in the pouring rain. The store promised to sell only one set-top box per hand, which increased the chances of ordinary people getting the console. Considering that this was the first such sale of set-top boxes in the BestBuy network since the devices entered the market a year ago, it is not surprising that the excitement was significant.

For the year, the total consoles of Microsoft and Sony sold more than 16 million units, and there is still a huge deficit on the market. Unless the younger Series S in many markets can be bought without problems and expectations.

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