Publishers of popular PC games have drastically raised the prices of many titles on the Steam service, with the purchase price increasing by up to 300% for users registered in Turkey and Argentina.
It is noted that the price increase occurred after the end of the winter sale. Of the major publishers, Ubisoft was singled out.
Prices rose the most in Turkey and Argentina, although users in other countries also experienced changes due to the new policy of Steam owner Valve. Back at the end of October 2022, Valve updated the recommended regional prices on Steam.
As a result, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey began to cost 699 liras (2.7 thousand rubles at the current exchange rate) instead of 269 liras (1.1 thousand rubles). The prices of Far Cry 5 and Watch Dogs 2 have been increased in the same way.
For Argentinean accounts, Odyssey and Far Cry 5 began to cost 6 thousand pesos (2.5 thousand rubles at the current exchange rate), and Watch Dogs 2 – 5 thousand pesos (2.1 thousand rubles), although in the past these games cost 3 thousand pesos (1.2 thousand rubles) and 2.5 thousand pesos (1 thousand rubles), respectively.
In recent months, many users from Russia have been actively using accounts registered in Turkey or Argentina to buy games on Steam precisely because of the better prices.