Japanese developers are complaining about the app store
Japanese developers are complaining about the app store

Japanese developers are now concerned about Apple's 30% commission and Apple's app store business model for third-party apps.

Since the gaming market in Japan is very strong, the local government may soon take action against the Cupertino-based company.

Epic Games' decision to sue Apple over its behavior in the mobile app store has sparked further scrutiny of the vast Japanese games market, complaints and questions about how to deal with the tech giant's dominance.

Developer Fortnite Epic Games is focusing on 30% of the app store fee, while Japanese game studios have bigger concerns.

More than a dozen people involved in the problem said they had long been upset by the inconsistent implementation of Apple's App Store policies, unexpected content decisions, and connection flaws.

The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) announced that it will increase interest in iPhone manufacturers' practices after a legal battle.

In rare cases, executives remain silent for fear of retaliation.

According to a Bloomberg report, many Japanese developers are backing (Epic Games) against Apple's dispute over removing Fortnite from the App Store.

Hironao Kunimitsu, founder and president of Tokyo-based mobile game maker Gumi, wrote on his Facebook page, "I sincerely hope to win (Epic Games), referring to the Apple-Epic Games suit."

The Japanese developer said the review process (app store) is unfair and the company should better deal with external apps in its store while rethinking the high commissions that should be paid to Apple.

Makoto Shoji, founder of Prime Theory, said Apple app reviews are generally vague, subjective, and unreasonable.

Shoji complained that the application review process could sometimes take several weeks. In this case, it is difficult to get support from Apple. The developer said, although Apple will never admit it, I think sometimes they just forget to go through something in the queue.

Another situation that Japanese developers have come to is that Apple sometimes has its own interpretation of app content.

The report noted that many gaming studios were required to switch characters and outfits. Because Apple claims they are sexual characters.

Japanese developers have complained that reviewing apps sometimes takes weeks for Apple, and a studio has said they should give up hosting seasonal game events that have made huge profits. Because Apple hasn't responded to an update review request for more than a month.

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