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luckz Apr 14 @ 12:57pm
♥♥♥♥ you and your pricing?
How much is the game?
Transistor will be sold for $19.99 in North America, and €18.99 / £14.99 in Europe.


Hey, that's just 31% more!
Now let's ask https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Union_value_added_tax#VAT_rates what EU countries have a VAT of 30% or more.
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Ylight94 Apr 20 @ 7:27pm 
If you Dont like the price dont buy it. Its still an amzing game and i love it.
Slur Apr 22 @ 9:23pm 
I have to say, that's really low of you to do regional pricing, Supergiant.
metal revolution Apr 25 @ 5:25am 
Be careful your language... Bastion can be bought from the official web store of Supergiant Games for $14.99; you will get DRM-Free GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows versions of the game and as well as the Steam keys. I am pretty sure that same will apply for Transistor after a while.

http://store.supergiantgames.com/collections/frontpage/products/bastion-pc-mac-linux-game-download
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Bomoo Apr 30 @ 9:54am 
Could get someone with a north american credit card to buy it for you, and trade them something of equal value. I realize it's more of a hassle than pricing it fairly around the world, but eh.
Kargor Apr 30 @ 10:17am 
You don't need a north american credit card. They are using a Humble Widget -- you can pay with PayPal or Amazonpayments.

PayPal is pulling money from my german bank account; Amazonpayments uses my german credit card that I have registered at Amazon UK...
luckz May 1 @ 6:26pm 
The 'Humble Store' however also is a haven of regional pricing, not exactly a business worth supporting.
Roler42 May 5 @ 7:59am 
wait for a sale then?
Desert Flora May 7 @ 10:28am 
Judging by that wikipedia page you linked, it appears that it would cost markedly more than just that added VAT tax to cover sales in forgeign nations for a small team such as them. They have to devote time to handling each of these nations separately. In fact, they probably have to hire someone to take up the job of foreign sales entirely. Additionally, consider the possibility that there is some other form of tax imposed upon them, not necessarily within each Euopean nation, but possibly even within the United States. I'm really not familiar with all forms of taxation, even within my own nation, so I cannot say for sure, but I think it would be unfair to assume that they're doing this without cause.
Sly Fly May 7 @ 1:47pm 
I am going to add some oil to the flames here and say that Transistor pre-order costs 10 bucks in Russia.
Also, why creating the game of Transistor's pricing in bastion's forums?
DonGurke May 8 @ 2:28pm 
You could, you know, buy it from their hompage for the NA price.
Drake May 8 @ 10:36pm 
So, VAT being 30% is the developer's or someone elses problem? How about you make better and wiser choices on whom you vote for politicians and your social policy. There is no free lunch. Those 30+% VAT pay for something, sure as heck not PC games. LOL
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michuo May 9 @ 3:02am 
Serathis[HUN] May 9 @ 12:24pm 
Originally posted by michuo:
In Europe right now: http://s15.postimg.org/a76z340zf/facepalm.jpg

^1

It would be funny if it wasn't so sad.
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