In the past two days, a series of information that Free Fire has been removed from the App Store has caused mixed reactions from the online community. Many people were surprised, many people were gloating and happy. However, when searching for Free Fire on the Vietnam App Store, Free Fire or Free Fire MAX is still intact.
Simply put, the story of Free Fire disappearing on the App Store did not happen in Vietnam nor on a large scale. It may disappear in one or a few markets, but that doesn’t mean the game is disappearing globally. Apple probably won’t be foolish to give up the “fatty delicious” that Free Fire brings, unless there are really big events happening with Garena’s game.
That is also the reason why when PUBG filed a lawsuit with more than 100 pages and asked Google and Apple to remove the content of Free Fire on the official download stores or YouTube, most of them were… ignored. . So far, there has not been any verdict on the fate of Free Fire and the victory of PUBG.
Returning to the story of “fatty tidbits”, it should be remembered that Free Fire is regularly in the Top 10 highest grossing games globally every month and every year. This revenue, of course, Garena cannot enjoy alone, but will have to share a percentage with the “partners” they are forced to cooperate with like Google and Apple through two download stores, the App Store and Google Play.
According to Sensor Tower, in 2020 alone, Apple made $3.8 billion from games, largely thanks to in-app purchases. And certainly this number cannot ignore the significant contribution of Free Fire – Garena’s golden egg laying hen.
With such reasons, it is not unreasonable for Apple to give up Free Fire and Free Fire MAX, especially when this game has a huge number of players and is willing to spend money to buy skins and characters globally. Therefore, it will be difficult for Garena’s game to fly on the App Store, at least for the time being, when the benefit that Free Fire brings to Apple is still too great compared to the damage it can do. brought.