Apple’s App Store for Brazil has started to roll out a Games section, the Brazilian website TecnoBlog found out minutes ago. Yesterday, the Brazilian weekly Veja anticipated that Brazil’s App Store this new section would launch before the end of April.
While the Games category isn’t fully live yet, multiple signs confirm that it will likely show up in iTunes very soon. As a matter of fact, it is already listed as a category in iTunes’ web backend:
We decided to click on one of the listed games as a test, and had the immediate confirmation that the Games category (‘Jogos’ in Portuguese) does now exist in iTunes.
As you may know, this would be a first in Brazil, where Apple wasn’t offering a Games category due to mandatory pre-approval and game classification by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice.
While it was still possible for Brazilian users to find a few games here and there in other categories, the new offering seems to contain a wider selection of games:
This seems to indicate that Apple is now compliant with Brazil’s game legislation, and we have reached out to the company for confirmation.
Update 2 – The Games section is now live in both the Mac App Store and iTunes App Store for Brazil. As you can see on this screen capture, it is heavily featured on iTunes’ local homepage: