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Request about STEAM prices for Poland

DJ_RaptorDJ_Raptor Member Posts: 12
edited December 2017 in Feature Requests
So let's start with that the prices on Steam are suggested by... Steam, and devs usually roll with it. But take a look here:

https://steamdb.info/app/228280/
https://steamdb.info/app/257350/
https://steamdb.info/app/466300/
https://steamdb.info/app/321800/

As you can see, prices for Poland are among the highest

Baldur's Gate 1&2/ Icewind Dale/ Planescape: Torment

Russia $7.12
Ukraine $10.13
Argentine $12.85
Norway $16.71
U.S. $19.99
Poland $20.11 (!)

You may say: "Hey it's only couple cents of difference! Get a job!"

But

Please remember that we have lower GDP, and we earn half as much as people in USA
IMHO price should be around $13

Please reconsider lowering prices on Steam


AedanArtona

Comments

  • DoubledimasDoubledimas Member, Moderator, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,103
    Could it be that there are certain taxes on games or digital materials in Poland that might explain a higher base price?
    Furthermore, I assume that Beamdog has no control about price differentiation in certain countries on a third-party platform.

  • DJ_RaptorDJ_Raptor Member Posts: 12

    Could it be that there are certain taxes on games or digital materials in Poland that might explain a higher base price?
    Furthermore, I assume that Beamdog has no control about price differentiation in certain countries on a third-party platform.

    No, no.

    There are no extra taxes in Poland, situation with Steam is simply ridiculous.
    For example:

    Total War: Warhamer
    Steam for digital key: 255 zł,
    shop price with box, CD, instruction, poster etc: 150 zł.

    https://steamdb.info/app/364360/

    Steam only SUGGEST price.



    For example look at Polish games:

    Any Witcher game:
    https://steamdb.info/app/292030/

    Or Super Hot
    https://steamdb.info/app/322500/

    It's up to Developers to adjust price.

  • DJ_RaptorDJ_Raptor Member Posts: 12
    edited December 2017
    Just to give you some perspective how expensive Baldur's Gate is for Poland in steam.

    Baldur' Gate + Siege of Dragon Spear
    72 zł + 72 zł = 144 zł

    PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
    72 zł
    https://steamdb.info/app/578080/


    In shop I can buy boxed version of Witcher 3 + Blood and Wine + Hearts of Stone (GOTY edition) with extras for 130 zł. For remaining 14 zł I can go to the club (10 zł entrance, it's a fancy place) and buy shoot of vodka (4 zł)

    Post edited by DJ_Raptor on
  • OkamiOkami Member Posts: 305
    edited December 2017

    Could it be that there are certain taxes on games or digital materials in Poland that might explain a higher base price?
    Furthermore, I assume that Beamdog has no control about price differentiation in certain countries on a third-party platform.

    Poland is a backward country when it comes to the gaming industry, prices are high compared to other countries outside the EU, but we Poles, because we are in the EU, and the prices of games are made for this European market, so we suffer because in our country We earn quite a bit compared to the rest of the EU countries to afford such expenses.

    PLN-Zł-Złoty
    For example, the average Pole earns PLN 2,500 = 596 EU monthly and games average PLN 80 = PLN 19 If you have a family and fees. This food costs about 150 PLN per week per week = 600 PLN = 143 EU for this charge, electricity is a gas, flat in a block goes out about 1800 PLN = 429 EU. So with a good month, you can save 100 PLN = 23 EU, of course, I did not include things like clothes, beer, cigarettes, and various sweets or other types of chemistry, like Coola, or some toys for kids.

  • AlmateriaAlmateria Member Posts: 257
    Dear Okami: Electricity is not a gas, rather it is a steady flow of electrons in a medium. Hope this helps.

    On more serious note: Polish developers spend the late 90's fighting for cheaper PC releases than what was had by everyone in this and the other continents, and now the reality of international online sales comes knocking. Them's the breaks!

  • DJ_RaptorDJ_Raptor Member Posts: 12
    Almateria said:

    Dear Okami: Electricity is not a gas, rather it is a steady flow of electrons in a medium. Hope this helps.

    On more serious note: Polish developers spend the late 90's fighting for cheaper PC releases than what was had by everyone in this and the other continents, and now the reality of international online sales comes knocking. Them's the breaks!

    Dear Almateria, are you by chance living in Poland or have any idea about economic situation in this country? No? Yeah I didn't think so.

    Would you pay around 40$ for BG:EE on steam in USA? How about 80$ for BG:EE+Siege of Dragon Spear?
    Kind of expensive right?

    It's simply not fair that we have to pay so much, more then anyone else.

  • ProgrammdudeProgrammdude Member Posts: 4
    I pay $24NZD for each copy of the game (it was on sale, so half that in reality), which is about 1/4-1/5th the price of an expensive AAA game at release (eg, CoD, GTA).
    Dinner at a restaurant ranges around $15-$25 for food, more in places where you need to reserve seats.
    One way of determining the recommended price for the game is find the price that you would spend on a restaurant and set the price around there.

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