Even asks his computer person to go the Parent's Guide section of the website, where it says this: Image
Will we get a different result if I try Big Fish Casino? Even asks. Hitt says he would have to try the links.
Do you have any reason to disagree with our conclusion this cannot be done? Even asks. My research team did this, so I'd have to check. I didn't try it systematically, Hitt says.
Even says his team has tried for every game Hitt listed and only find three that work: Fortnite, Roblox and PUBG. Hitt says his research team investigated this and he trusts them.
Even ends his cross-examination. Apple’s Cynthia Richman will be back up for re-direct in a moment.
Richman asks if anything Even showed changes his analysis. Hitt says no. His team analyzed it and some were available through emulators.
"My research team went out and found the games and looked at them to see if they were comparable," Hitt says. Sometimes a company licenses out the technology to another developer to make it for another platform, he says.
"These products can be made available on different platforms," Hitt says.
Did you attempt to purchase V-Bucks? Richman says. Hitt says yes, he bought V-Bucks on many. YGR: Did you try for anything else, because that looked pretty difficult. Hitt says his research team did.
YGR: If that's true, why couldn't you do it on cross-examination? Hitt says his team was able to for each of the games in his analysis. We spent a fair amount of time going through this, he says.
Going back to Even's question about why Hitt didn't analyze whether removing Apple's restrictions would lead to more growth/innovation: “Moore’s law is not magic.” It happens because developers and hardware engineers...do the engineering to make that happen.
"Apple has invested enormous amounts in their ecosystem," he says.
Richman asks Hitt why he didn't do a SSNIP test (which is part of the hypothetical monopolist test). Hitt says it's "extremely difficult" to do that for a two-sided market.
Hitt says his analysis of how many users moved when the Nintendo Switch involved 457,000 players.
Richman steps down. Even is back up for recross.
Comparable games from a different developer, that's not something that advances the ball for a developer who needs to pay the 30 percent to Apple, correct? Even asks.
Hitt says it demonstrates the ability to offer the same game on PC.

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