South African iOS users have been missing out on popular gaming titles released on Apple’s iTunes digital distribution services, but it seems as though South African iOS users will finally be able to download and play some of the most popular titles.
According to local technology website Htxt, users will be able to select from a number of games listed at https://itunes.apple.com/za/genre/ios-games/id6014?mt=8 on their browser, but will not be directed to the games page when searching for titles on their device.
“Visiting the App Store from iTunes or from your iPhone or iPad’s App Store will not show a games section, but clicking the above link does show games available in the South African Store. However, searching for games from iTunes or from the App Store on your iOS device will return results,” they wrote.
Titles such as Despicable Me: Minion Rush, The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Plants vs Zombies and Call of Duty Elite, as well as a number of Angry Birds titles are available for download – in local currency.
“The arrival of games in the local store has long been one of the most sought-after feature features, by local users. Many have resorted to creating accounts for other regions, most notably the US, where TV series, movies, and music are all available alongside the unimpeded App Store,” they added.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor