|OT| Steam regional pricing is getting worse over time

KainXVIII

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We have a couple of new games pricing.



Square continues to be a huge jerk for my region, while Bamco is still as reasonable as ever, thankfully.

Trials is more pricey than the base US$ price.
Ironically Square price is lower in our region.
 
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MegaApple

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Just wanted to highlight a publisher listening. Trine 4 price hiked to Bethesda level bad in India few days before release and I wrote this post.
The publisher guy then responded and had the price fixed.

Extremely rare, but I'm glad this happened.

 
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Just wanted to highlight a publisher listening. Trine 4 price hiked to Bethesda level bad in India few days before release and I wrote this post.
The publisher guy then responded and had the price fixed.

Extremely rare, but I'm glad this happened.

Wow, that's great. This is exactly why we need to voice our concern regarding pricings, always.
 

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I noticed that Terminator: Resistance is $32 at CD Keys.

That's the cheapest price I've seen since Prey in like 2017.

I'm thinking about jumping on it. What's the skinny on this game?


Moons of Madness is half off

 
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same on origin? maybe they just set the same exact prices as origin (because reasons)
For me, it's cheaper on Origin. Because there's some form of regional pricing there using SG$, so it's a bit cheaper than full US$ conversion.

It's more or less on par with Ubisoft pricing on Steam.
 
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MegaApple

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I've made a thread detailing the pricing on Steam. Share your thoughts here. The PR guy is communicating, and so I thought a post would help in getting light on this issue


Please make sure that
  1. Keep the conversation going, by "bumping" it. We must keep this post on the top so that people keep discussing it.
  2. Please be civil to the EA PR guy. He's human after all.
 

MegaApple

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We have sort a confirmation that they are looking into it.


I've made a thread detailing the pricing on Steam. Share your thoughts here. The PR guy is communicating, and so I thought a post would help in getting light on this issue


Please make sure that
  1. Keep the conversation going, by "bumping" it. We must keep this post on the top so that people keep discussing it.
  2. Please be civil to the EA PR guy. He's human after all.
I would still suggest everyone to reply to this thread and bumping it up, so that other voices can chime in.
 

KainXVIII

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I've made a thread detailing the pricing on Steam. Share your thoughts here. The PR guy is communicating, and so I thought a post would help in getting light on this issue


Please make sure that
  1. Keep the conversation going, by "bumping" it. We must keep this post on the top so that people keep discussing it.
  2. Please be civil to the EA PR guy. He's human after all.
This thread is full of shitty persons and trolls now, nothing surprising (but still sad) :blobclosecry:
 
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MegaApple

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Made another post for Death Stranding
Add your voices and share it around with your friends, and make this issue known.

After that, write a mail detailing the pricing on Steam of DS vs usual (compare it with Vampire Bloodlines 2) in your region and tell you can not support the game without regional pricing. Mail is more important.
If possible, post this one ResetEra too.
at: community@505games.com
 

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Made another post for Death Stranding
Add your voices and share it around with your friends, and make this issue known.

After that, write a mail detailing the pricing on Steam of DS vs usual (compare it with Vampire Bloodlines 2) in your region and tell you can not support the game without regional pricing. Mail is more important.
If possible, post this one ResetEra too.
at: community@505games.com
505 don't give a damn, they always fuck ups the prices, they "fixed" indivisible and was the same, just awful.
 

MJunioR

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I kinda gave up on expecting regional pricing on big releases after Halo. As lashy said, it's just fucking ridiculous :confounded-face:
 
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lashman

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I kinda gave up on expecting regional pricing on big releases after Halo. As lashy said, it's just fucking ridiculous :confounded-face:
yeah, no one seems to give a fuck ...

only MS did ... kinda ... they changed the pricing for Gears 5 for most countries to something more sane ... but not for Argentina

and then after that - no one gives a fuck anymore

EA rep said they'd "pass on" the message about making the regional pricing on JEDI not-shit ... and what? nothing fucking happened

same with all the MS games (MCC, Wasteland, Bleeding Edge - all shit regional pricing)

sigh
 
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lashman

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S-E is fucking worst (3x time of gears5 price for dq builders 2)
they already did that shit with Octopath ... and then had to sell it for 50% off like a month later (and yet they STILL haven't actually fixed the regional pricing on that one)

and now they're doing it again

motherfuckers
 
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lashman

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BTW, OT was 4x times gears5 price :steam_pig_crylaughing:
that's the thing, though ... Gears 5 was 4000spacebux as well when they put the store page up Aug 19) ... but then people started screaming at them, and they eventually fixed it 10 days later for most of the poorer countries ... EXCEPT Argentina, Mexico and a few others - for some reason
 

MJunioR

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yeah, no one seems to give a fuck ...

only MS did ... kinda ... they changed the pricing for Gears 5 for most countries to something more sane ... but not for Argentina

and then after that - no one gives a fuck anymore

EA rep said they'd "pass on" the message about making the regional pricing on JEDI not-shit ... and what? nothing fucking happened

same with all the MS games (MCC, Wasteland, Bleeding Edge - all shit regional pricing)

sigh
The fucking worst thing of all of this? People, like, players, supporting pubs dropping regional pricing.

MegaApple has done plenty threads on Steam forums trying to get some attention to this issue, as well many other users, only to see shitheads coming in with their hot takes: 'oh but i pay $60 why can't you pay $60' or 'you are still paying 5 bucks less than us so stop complaining', 'blame your government', or whatever they decide to throw up next. Fuck off.
 

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The fucking worst thing of all of this? People, like, players, supporting pubs dropping regional pricing.

MegaApple has done plenty threads on Steam forums trying to get some attention to this issue, as well many other users, only to see shitheads coming in with their hot takes: 'oh but i pay $60 why can't you pay $60' or 'you are still paying 5 bucks less than us so stop complaining', 'blame your government', or whatever they decide to throw up next. Fuck off.
yup ... i always report those shitheads when i see posts like that
 
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The fucking worst thing of all of this? People, like, players, supporting pubs dropping regional pricing.

MegaApple has done plenty threads on Steam forums trying to get some attention to this issue, as well many other users, only to see shitheads coming in with their hot takes: 'oh but i pay $60 why can't you pay $60' or 'you are still paying 5 bucks less than us so stop complaining', 'blame your government', or whatever they decide to throw up next. Fuck off.
I really wish that those sad motherfuckers had to live on your average third world country's minimun salary. Let's see them praising the lack of regional pricing then.
 

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It's a bit of a mess here in Kuwait; many of the crowdfunded and smaller indie games are heavily discounted on release, while most AAA games cost over 60$. Nino Kuni II costs about 82$ for the regular edition and 102$ for The Prince's Edition. Yeeesh!
holy shit

and yeah, it's pretty much like you're saying ... indies and most AAs are sticking to steam's suggested pricing ... but AAAs and some AAs are pretty much abandoning it completely
 
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MJunioR

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It's a bit of a mess here in Kuwait; many of the crowdfunded and smaller indie games are heavily discounted on release, while most AAA games cost over 60$. Nino Kuni II costs about 82$ for the regular edition and 102$ for The Prince's Edition. Yeeesh!
So far, other than VR indies, small pubs and devs self publishing have been mostly following Valve's recommendations when it comes to regional pricing, so indies prices will be okay and accessible. Not sure until when it will last though, last year we already saw some of these devs blaming Valve recommendations.
 

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Fucking up regional pricing, especially when Valve suggests fair pricing by default, is so fucking stupid. You're literally locking out market share for no reason, especially since trading between regions is already so restricted.
 

lashman

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Fucking up regional pricing, especially when Valve suggests fair pricing by default, is so fucking stupid. You're literally locking out market share for no reason, especially since trading between regions is already so restricted.
i guess everyone already forgot what Gaben said about piracy back in the day, and now they're waiting to learn that lesson the hard way ... again
 
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The fucking worst thing of all of this? People, like, players, supporting pubs dropping regional pricing.

MegaApple has done plenty threads on Steam forums trying to get some attention to this issue, as well many other users, only to see shitheads coming in with their hot takes: 'oh but i pay $60 why can't you pay $60' or 'you are still paying 5 bucks less than us so stop complaining', 'blame your government', or whatever they decide to throw up next. Fuck off.
Yup, it's the worst.

And you know what, I could post this thread in Era and we'll see the similar responses. That's why I don't bother to do that.
 

MJunioR

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So, Halo: Reach didn't had the correct price for Brazilian users, it was priced exactly like the full MCC. MS solved it earlier this week, and priced the individual game as R$29.99. Just some hours ago, however, MS 'fixed' the price and increased it to R$49.99, which gives Brazil the most expensive price for Reach.

Real nice move from MS there.
 

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I think part of the problem with regional pricing is that a lot of publishers don't seem to have any clue about the economic conditions and requirements of each region. So there's a constant stream of screwups. You're always getting situations where publishers set the prices themselves and accidentally charge a ridiculous markup in some smaller region. And they try to fix it in a piecemeal way.

There's a huge amount of double handling going on. Instead of publishers just throwing darts at a wall, I feel they should defer to Valve wherever possible. Valve have put in the work. They've researched what works and what doesn't. If people have issues with regional pricing, it's much saner if they can petition Valve to get the recommended pricing ratio for their region adjusted instead of having to run around asking every single publisher.
 
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I guess this does happen too.




Too bad it's not the games that badly need price adjustment.
 

MegaApple

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For those wanting to get Death Stranding prices fixed, post a comment here and telling 505 they should feel bad for even pricing Death Stranding like this

It has got so bad in India, even the media is reporting it.
 

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For those wanting to get Death Stranding prices fixed, post a comment here and telling 505 they should feel bad for even pricing Death Stranding like this

It has got so bad in India, even the media is reporting it.
505 is known for trash pricing like this. Their community managers are utterly incompetent and barely give a response or acknowledge shit like this.