Sony Games on Steam: Price Hikes Hit Argentina, Canada, Japan & More
Sony has recently hiked the prices of its games on Steam in several countries, including Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Japan, and South Korea. Resetera user, Chairmanchuk, was the first to bring this situation to light, noticing the price increase on recent PlayStation offerings on PC such as Sackboy A Big Adventure and Returnal. But it’s not just these new releases that are affected; popular PlayStation games on Steam, Spider-Man Remastered, and God of War 2018, have also seen similar price changes.
SteamDB, a website that provides information and statistics about games on the Steam platform, has confirmed these price changes in the aforementioned regions. Among them, Argentina seems to be the most affected, with prices of Sony games on Steam almost doubling in the country.
This comes as a significant blow to gamers in Argentina, especially considering the latest data that shows the country’s staggering inflation rate of about 104.3% as of March 2023, year over year.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has yet to release an official statement explaining the reasons behind these price increases. While it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact cause, several factors could be contributing to this change. Currency fluctuations, inflation, and regional market dynamics are all potential factors that may have led to Sony’s decision to adjust the prices of its games on Steam.
Judging from the comments on the resetera thread, gamers are eagerly awaiting further clarification from Sony Interactive Entertainment regarding these price increases. Many are left questioning the impact of these changes on their gaming experience and budget.
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