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Tencent wins bigger share of game revenue from Android app stores

July 08, 2019 / TONY XU

Gaming giant Tencent has successfully negotiated a more favorable revenue split with a number of Chinese Android stores for its mobile titles, media outlet GameLook reported. Tencent’s new terms reduce the commission paid to Android stores to 30% of mobile title revenue. Previously, Chinese publishers generally had to hand over 50% of titles’ revenue to third party Android marketplaces as distribution fees. Games covered by the new terms include the recent “Jian Wang 3 Mobile” and “PopKart Mobile.”Tencent declined to comment when contacted by TechNode on Monday. Android stores that currently have the two titles available for download, including the Huawei and Xiaomi app stores, have accepted the new revenue-sharing model. While other app marketplaces including Oppo’s and Vivo’s have yet to agree, negotiations are ongoing, the GameLook report said. This is not the first time that Chinese game companies have attempted to change the equal re...