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Apple Doesn’t Make Videogames. But It’s the Hottest Player in Gaming

Apple Doesn’t Make Videogames. But It’s the Hottest Player in Gaming

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  1. Well, that’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve read in a while. A few more lawsuits and their precious “30% cut of sales” is going to drop to something more reasonable.

  2. > Mr. Cook said he believed the App Store was profitable even without calculating it. “We haven’t done that, but, you know, I have a feel—if you will,” Mr. Cook said.

    … Are you actually kidding me?

    I mean, in general, I don’t support Apple’s practices and tight hold on the ecosystem but this quote is just baffling outside of my own views. He didn’t *calculate*?

    Also, Apple is not “the hottest player in gaming”. That’s like saying Ticketmaster is “the hottest player in music” or the guy in a user-car dealership is “the hottest player in the automotive industry”. It gets its cut, it provides a marketplace, end of story.

  3. Apple Inc. doesn’t make hot videogames such as “Fortnite,” or consoles such as the Xbox. But with little fanfare, Chief Executive Tim Cook has turned the maker of the iPhone into one of the world’s largest videogame companies. </p>

    The key is the App Store, its digital marketplace, where the company sells and distributes thousands of games by other companies and developers, from Epic Games Inc.’s “Fortnite” to Tencent Holdings Ltd. ’s “Honor of Kings”—and takes a 30% cut of sales. That explains a lot about the tech giant’s current battles with rivals.

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