With the Digital Markets Act looming, Apple and Google’s 30% is under threat. Xsolla president and interim CEO Chris Hewish says his company is ready to take full advantage.
Data drop: 530+ devs boycott Unity, Playtika’s $80m buy, Brawl Stars hits $2bn, vital market stats and more
In this week’s data digest we’ve got insights into the EU and Indonesian markets, a look at the ‘ugly beauty’ trend and more.
Honkai: Star Rail has likely passed $1bn already – but has seriously eaten into Genshin Impact’s earnings
A new report from Naavik suggests that Hoyoverse has moved players from Genshin to Star Rail only to find the latter doesn’t monetise as well.
Homa’s Zvi Mehlman, a former publishing manager at Unity’s Supersonic label, offers his pros and cons for developers looking to make the switch.
Update: Blooomberg reports that “Unity will limit fees to 4% of a game’s revenue for customers making over $1 million” and that “installations counted toward reaching the threshold won’t be retroactive”. It also says Unity will rely on “users to self-report the data.”
There are also moves and promotions at Wicked Saints, Hutch, Ustwo Games, Exient and Rovio in this week’s round-up.