As part of the lawsuit against Apple, Epic Games has unveiled many information about the Cupertino company. And reciprocally.
This week, in particular, we learned some new information about Apple’s position in the video game industry. Samik Chatterjee, a prominent analyst who works for JP Morgan, has unveiled documents in which it is stated that Apple is present in 23 to 38% of video game sales.
While that might sound like a lot, it is actually an argument that works in Apple’s favor. The Cupertino company seeks to demonstrate that it cannot be accused of abuse of a dominant position in a market over which it does not even control 50%.
Obviously, although Epic Games as a player in the video game industry bases its accusations on this area, the studio’s lawyers specify that the alleged abuse of dominance does not only concern gaming.
Apple defends its 30% commission
Epic Games notably criticizes the App Store for its 30% commission imposed on all transactions. Apple, which for its part defends this commission as part of rules pre-established by other companies. In addition to this, Apple explains that the App Store has significantly contributed to improving the living conditions of developers, since some have seen their income multiplied by 10 in just a few years.
Regarding specifically Fortnite, the game from Epic Games that is at the origin of this conflict, Apple says that only 7% of the game’s revenue came from the App Store. In other words, the impact of the commission is therefore much less than what Epic Games reports.
Still with the aim of demonstrating that the App Store is far from being harmful for Fortnite, the Cupertino company affirms that 95% of its users have already played Fortnite on a medium other than an iPhone.