Tencent’s online games were gotten rid of from Huawei’s app store but were then reinstated on Friday, and a move was said to be due to disagreement over revenue distribution by the Chinese firms. Reuters published a report.
Speaking of the firms, data from market researchers IDC and Canalys determines that Tencent markets some of the best online games worldwide. Huawei has a 41.4% share of the China mobile phone market and 14.9% of the global market.
Sources divulged that Huawei insisted on a 50% cut of Tencent’s game sales on their app store, Huawei AppGallery. But Tencent games were discarded since the companies couldn’t reach a deal.
Tencent said in a statement, “Due to the failure of Huawei’s mobile game platform to renew its contract with our Mobile Game Promotion Project Agreement as scheduled, relevant products of Tencent Games were suddenly removed from the shelves early this morning. At present, active communication is being made to try to resume as soon as possible.”
After both the companies came to a common conclusion in their negotiations, Huawei restored Tencent games, to which Tencent said, “Both sides will continue to work together to bring better experiences and services to consumers.”