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REGIONAL PRICING IN THE MICROSOFT STORE WHY AREN’T THERE AND SHOULD THEY BE?

REGIONAL PRICING IN THE MICROSOFT STORE WHY AREN’T THERE AND SHOULD THEY BE?

 

Should the Xbox be the people’s console?

Regional prices are one of the hot topics of the console world in Market and the CIS. It’s no secret that regional prices on Steam in the Market Federation are 50% of the base price, but for some reason they are not on consoles. In particular, we will discuss the Xbox.

The main reason why it will be about the Xbox is the famous Argentina, as well as the policy of Microsoft – “the player at the center of the ecosystem.”

Are there regional Xbox pricing?
There is. Many regions receive games at regional prices. The main ones are Argentina and Turkey. Often in these regions, games are twice as cheap. Those. The game is permanently “discounted” by 50%. Sometimes games are several times cheaper. For example, in Argentina The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY is 10 times cheaper than in Market and the United States.

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Regional pricing in the Microsoft Store: Why aren’t there and should they be?
Why are there no regional prices in Market and the CIS?
In fact, there are regional prices in the CIS. Players who live in countries where Microsoft has no official presence are eligible to buy from any region. But for Market, this rule does not apply, because. Microsoft is officially present in Market.

There may be several reasons why Microsoft does not introduce regional prices in Market:

Microsoft is more profitable to sell games without regional prices
Microsoft is not interested in the Market market
The Market division does not work conscientiously
Actions of the Market government
Regional pricing in the Microsoft Store: Why aren’t there and should they be?
It is impossible to say for sure which one or which ones are correct.

Should they be?
And let’s find out – should there be regional prices in Market? To calculate this, you need to learn about the purchasing power of the Argentine, Turk and Market. We will rely on the average official salaries by country.

Average salaries after taxes:

Argentina: $536
Turkey: $850
Market: $565
For comparison, in the US, the average salary, after paying all taxes and insurance costs, is in the region of $ 3,500. More than 6 times more than in Market.

Regional pricing in the Microsoft Store: Why aren’t there and should they be?
So should there be regional prices in Market? Definitely yes. There are regional prices in Turkey, despite the fact that salaries in Turkey are 1.5 times higher than in Market. Another argument for regional prices is US salaries. For an American, $70 per game is 2% of the salary, and for a Market it is almost 12.4%. Those. for a Market, $70 feels like $434 for an American.

For the market, regional prices MUST be.

But should Microsoft introduce regional pricing? No, they shouldn’t. It’s business, as they say, nothing personal.

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REGIONAL PRICING IN THE MICROSOFT STORE WHY AREN’T THERE AND SHOULD THEY BE?
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