This article is written by James Jung , founder of Korea-based technology blog Onsuccess.me, where you can find insights into Korean startup ecosystem and tech space.

Apple, on November 2, opened a game category window on its Korean App-store, thanks to which Korean users no longer need foreign account access to download games using Apple’s App-store. With this step, Apple has opened up the previously inaccessible world of some 60,000 mobile gaming apps for its Korean users to enjoy.

The release of a game-category has long been a wish for Apple users in Korea, ever since the iPhone’s release some 2 years ago. During that period, global companies such as Google and Apple have refrained from opening a gaming category on their Korean services in accordance with the so-called system of advanced caution regarding gaming regulations.

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