Japan officially declares lucractive kompu gacha practice illegal in social games


As widely anticipated, Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency has officially declared kompu gacha illegal. According to a report in the Yomiuri Shimbun, any developers using the controversial monetization mechanic in their games after July 1 will be subject to fines.

Kompu gacha, or “complete gacha” is a monetization mechanic in social games that heavily incentivizes the practice of gacha — paying a small amount of money to get an item at random, similar to purchasing toys from a vending machine.

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