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Third-party sales might've generated $795 million total on Epic Store

Third-party games may have generated a total of $795 million on the Epic Games Store to date, new Apple court documents suggest.

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Published Sun, Apr 11 2021 6:52 PM CDT   |   Updated Thu, May 6 2021 8:45 PM CDT

Third-party game sales may have generated upwards of $795 million on the Epic Games Store since the storefront opened in late December, new Apple court documents suggest.

Third-party sales might've generated $795 million total on Epic Store 434 | TweakTown.com

As the Apple vs Epic Games court case heats up, Apple today published a document that reveals tons about Epic's notoriously private business. According to the filing, Epic has paid out over $700 million to third-party studios in revenue shares since the store launched.

Since third-party developers keep 88% of revenues, and Epic keeps 12%, a quick bit of math shows that third-party game sales on the Epic Store have generated roughly $795 million to date. If the numbers are right, Epic has kept about $95 million of revenues.

The numbers seem a bit off, though. Epic publicly says third-party sales made $251 million in 2019, and then made $265 million in 2020, which totals up to $520 million. It's possible that key exclusivity deals are included in these figures.

Epic also says these revenues don't include "coupons, funding of developers, or other promotions."

Here are a few claims made by the document:

  • 160 million registered accounts
  • 56 million monthly active users (2020 figures)
  • EGS supports more than 200 third-party app developers and publishers over 400 of their apps
  • To date, Epic has paid third party developers more than $700 million in revenue share.

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