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Is royalties starts from first few $'s earned?

If I'll make a game with UE4 and earned from it on market only a few dollars (100-200), will I have to pay royalties from that? Or maybe there is an amount, below of which I have not to pay royalties, and above of it have to finally pay it?

UPD: Oh, I've found an similar question: https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/15056/need-some-clarification-on-the-5-royalty.html

And as even Tim Sweeney himself told it has to be paid even if there is a few cents of royalties, question is about are there some news with that situation?

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asked Apr 18 '14 at 10:16 AM in Legal & Licensing

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With the release of Unreal Engine version 4.1, we've updated the EULA to accommodate this low-revenue situation:

Now, the first $3000 of gross revenue per product per quarter is exempt from royalties. And, if gross revenue is less than $3000 in a given quarter, then you don't need to file a royalty report.

So, for example, if your game makes $2500 in a quarter, then you don't have to pay anything or file a report. If your game makes $4000, then the royalty due is $50, which is 5% of ($4000 minus $3000).

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answered Apr 24 '14 at 03:16 PM

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Great news. To have such a tool in such conditions is just fantastic.

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