Steam Introduces New Regional Pricing Plus Payment Options

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Steam Introduces New Regional Pricing Plus Payment Options

Steam Introduces New Regional Pricing Plus Payment Options.

Gamers from from developing countries will be glad to hear that Valve is introducing regional pricing to Steam. First reported at the PakGamers forum, Valve sent out an email to developers regarding the change. It will roll out initially for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, all under the South Asian Pricing region. Steam is also adding more payment methods and local currencies to make gaming purchases even more accessible. The prices are still listed as USD for the South Asian region, but the equivalent price is significantly lower. The price changes in comparison lowers a normally $10 game to $5.49, $20 to 8.19, $30 to 10.49, etc.

New Pricing Structure

While some developers are slow to change the pricing, gamers in the region already noticed plenty that do.

Here are some that apply the pricing change so far (courtesy of PakGamers user GloriousChicken and AchtungPakhtoon):

  • Lords of the Fallen – From 29.99 to 10.49 USD
  • WWE 2K18 – 49.99 to 19.99 USD
  • Shadow of War – From 59.99 to 29.99 USD
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – From 29.99 to 10.49 USD
  • Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition – From 29.99 to 10.49 USD
  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition – From 19.99 to 9.99 USD
  • Redemption: Saints And Sinners – From 1.99 to 1.29 USD
  • RWBY Grim Ecplipse – From 19.99 to 8.19 USD
  • Plastiland – From 7.99 to 4.49 USD
  • Dying Light – From 39.99 to 19.99 USD
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 – From 29.99 to 10.49 USD
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 – From 9.99 to 5.49 USD
  • Blue Reflection + Nights of Azure 2 Bundle – From 119 to 39.98 USD
  • ELEX – From 59.99 to 24.99
  • Entire Gothic Series – 19.99 to 8.19
  • Blue Reflection and Night of Azure 2 Bundle – From 119.98 to 39.98 USD

But Wait, there’s more!

  • Space Engineers – From 24.99 to 8.49 USD
  • Colony Survival – From 19.99 to 8.19 USD
  • Warhammer 40K Dawn of War 3 – From 39.99 to 12.99 USD
  • Supreme Commander Gold Edition – From 19.99 to 8.19 USD
  • Analogue: A Hate Story – From 9.99 to 5.49 USD
  • Entire NovaLogic Pack – From 69.99 to 34.99 USD
  • Road Redemption – From 17.99 to 8.19 USD
  • Elder Sroll Online (Standard) – From 19.99 to 8.19 USD
  • Wallpaper Engine – 3.99 to 2.49 USD
  • Foxhole – From 19.99 to 8.19 USD
  • Factorio – From 20.00 to 8.00 USD
  • What Remains of Edith Finch – From 19.99 to 8.19 USD
  • Earth Defense Force 4.1 Shadow of New Despair – From 49.99 to 15.99 USD
  • Crystalline – From 19.99 to 8.19 USD
  • White Day Labyrinth Named School – From 29.99 to 10.49 USD
  • Entire GRISAIA Visual Novel Series – From 50-60% off their original price.
  • Mushroom Wars – From 9.99 to 5.49 USD
  • Tabletop Simulator – From 19.99 to 8.19 USD
  • Redout – From 34.99 to 11.99 USD
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar – From 29.99 to 17.99 USD
  • Syberia 3 – From $29.99 to $10.49 USD
  • EVERSPACE – From $29.99 to $10.49 USD
  • Ashes of Singularity: Escalation – From 39.99 to 12.99 USD
  • The Curious Expedition – From 14.99 to 6.99 USD
  • Airport CEO – From 15.99 to 7.29 USD
  • Sonic Forces – From 39.99 to 12.99 USD
  • Heliborne – From 19.99 to 8.19 USD
  • Subnautica – From 24.99 to 8.49 USD
  • FarSky – From 4.99 to 2.99 USD
  • Cat Quest – From 12.99 to 6.49 USD
  • Bullet Storm: Full Clip Edition – From 39.99 to 12.99 USD
  • Black Ink – From 59.99 to 19.99 USD

Aside from the South Asian Discounted pricing region, Valve is also adding new currency support. This includes:

  • Argentinian Peso (ARS)
  • Costa Rican Colón (CRC)
  • Israeli New Shekel (ILS)
  • Kazakhstani Tenge (KZT)
  • Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)
  • Polish Zloty (PLN)*
  • Qatari Rial (QAR)
  • Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH)
  • Uruguayan Peso (UYU)
  • Vietnamese Dong (VND)

After this update, Steam now supports a total of 39 currencies and 80 payment methods. Naturally, the Steam store follows regional restrictions. Which means users cannot buy the discount price at the South Asian Region then gift it to somebody in the US.