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Amazon Adds Microtransactions

Amazon customers can now purchase virtual goods and in-game currency through their Amazon accounts, reports Joystiq. This page has details on how this will work, also outlining the financial split for Kindle Fire and Android apps, saying developers will keep 70% of microtransaction revenue, and that they are currently waiving the $99.00 per year fee for listing. They say Windows, OS X, and web-based game developers should contact them for details.

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14. Re: Amazon Adds Microtransactions Jan 23, 2013, 18:30 Panickd
 
Color me confused, they're going to keep 30% for doing what exactly? I get that they keep 30% (or possibly more) of Kindle book money because they provide the Kindle. And they keep 30% of the money for App sales (presumably) because they host the files that users of their app store download. But they're keeping 30% of the money for me paying for in-game currency through them and what does that provide the developer with that they don't already have (besides a way to make 30% less money on their in game transactions)? I get that for the user it's more convenient if you're already buying stuff from Amazon but it seems to really screw developers for no appreciable gain (a loss, in fact).  
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