The 30%

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Oct 11 · 1 min read

The recent IGN article on how 30% is “actually” the industry standard take from game stores is actually pretty comprehensive and interesting, but it’s funny how surprised they seem, as if this is a scoop.

This is old news, at least for online sales. Apple introduced their 30% cut over ten years ago and the newer app stores and game stores followed suit. Almost every store listed on my web site takes 30%:

The only exception is itch.io, which defaults to to 10% but lets the developer choose. And even then, they reference 30% as the industry standard.

This, by the way, is a good reason to shop at itch.io. Assuming most developers choose the default percentage, more of your money is going to them.

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