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snake289
08-29-2011, 04:50 PM
I can understand with console games seeing as the extra $10/10 goes to Sony/Microsoft but what right do they have to do it with the PC version?

10-$10 for a console port where all the money goes to the dev to fund for paid DLC, that's what.

Darakin
08-29-2011, 05:20 PM
Not sure what you mean.. New PC releases are consistently about 10 cheaper than the console versions. And this is especially true for Skyrim.

snake289
08-29-2011, 05:30 PM
On steam (At least in the UK) its 35.

Smog1984
08-29-2011, 05:39 PM
On steam (At least in the UK) its 35.

And there's your problem. Buy it elsewhere and it's ~10 less than Valve are charging in the UK.

Darakin
08-29-2011, 05:54 PM
So we can all agree that they don't what us to buy this on steam and that they want us to buy the retail version instead.

tixe
08-29-2011, 06:16 PM
Buy a retail version, steam does not want your money.

It cost 49.99 euro in EU... 35 pounds in UK, a country that IS IN EU but not on Steam's map.

Will buy a retail version of dead island soon for 30euro instead of 50. Steam thinks they can steal 20 euro from me but I'm not stupid xD

Cobalt2202
08-30-2011, 01:25 AM
Not sure what you mean.. New PC releases are consistently about 10 cheaper than the console versions. And this is especially true for Skyrim.

Console game = $59.99
PC game = $59.99 (Used to be 49.99)

Thecodexnecro
08-30-2011, 02:27 AM
I've noticed since the past few months, PC games have went up in price.

Normally here in the UK, you'd get new releases for 25 - 30 maximum. Now they're like 40 max.

Console games still cost more, but they have the added advantage of pre-owned copies.

Thing is, Steam has me by the balls here, because I hate retail boxed copies. Want everything on here >_<

rtv05
08-30-2011, 03:06 AM
On steam (At least in the UK) its 35.

:facepalm:
Now the kids go crazy?
If you think skyrim isn't worth 35 go play CoD, BF or other games...gee how sick can people be.
I would pay 40 or more for skyrim, because its unique.

Micknator
08-30-2011, 06:29 AM
Skyrim still costs 50 here in the Netherlands. Console versions cost 60. Some even cost 65.

Just so you all stop bickering about 60$, 50 is over 70$, so who's paying the most? And don't get me started about console games then ...

varagix
08-30-2011, 11:20 AM
I've noticed since the past few months, PC games have went up in price.

Normally here in the UK, you'd get new releases for 25 - 30 maximum. Now they're like 40 max.

Console games still cost more, but they have the added advantage of pre-owned copies.

Thing is, Steam has me by the balls here, because I hate retail boxed copies. Want everything on here >_<

Its Steamworks. You buy the retail box copy for less and you get it on Steam as well. Win-win situation. =D

dannythefool
08-30-2011, 11:33 AM
On steam (At least in the UK) its 35.

Yep that's the reduced price for economically weaker regions, same as the US with its $60 price tag. What's wrong with it?

snake289
08-30-2011, 11:45 AM
:facepalm:
Now the kids go crazy?
If you think skyrim isn't worth 35 go play CoD, BF or other games...gee how sick can people be.
I would pay 40 or more for skyrim, because its unique.

Calling people kids and cawodooty fans because they don't agree with the price?

Have fun with Oblivion 2 then bro.

Balestar
08-30-2011, 12:02 PM
For the millionth time, Valve do not set the prices of any products on Steam, other than VALVE published games.

Take it to Bethesda, they're setting the prices.

HappyerbS
08-30-2011, 12:36 PM
28 quid amazon/play/hmv/zavvi/
steam 35=Fail for new games as always

DanMan3395
08-30-2011, 02:05 PM
28 quid amazon/play/hmv/zavvi/
steam 35=Fail for new games as always

lol quid.

in.meinem.turm.
08-30-2011, 02:43 PM
Buy retail then. You have a choice here. Steam does still not set the price. The publisher does.

dannythefool
08-31-2011, 01:29 AM
28 quid amazon/play/hmv/zavvi/
steam 35=Fail for new games as always

Well why do you think the publishers want Steam to not discount their release titles? Do you really think they would do that if retail outlets weren't as important? They're artificially keeping them in competition by making digital sales as expensive, your choice if you want to support that and let them keep it up a little longer.

Micknator
08-31-2011, 07:49 AM
For the millionth time, Valve do not set the prices of any products on Steam, other than VALVE published games.

Take it to Bethesda, they're setting the prices.

Bethesda sets an advice for the price, stores can make up their own prices, that's why prices may vary a few dollar/quid/euro if you look at multiple stores.