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  • Here are some more examples and they all show that US customers pays 30% less than European customers:

    Source: http://steamunpowered.eu/forums.php?m=posts&q=120
    Sam & Max 101: Culture Shock
    EU: 8.99€
    US: $8.99 or 6.38€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £5.99 or 6.99€, 77.7% of Tier 1/EU price

    Sam & Max 102: Situation: Comedy
    EU: 8.99€
    US: $8.99 or 6.38€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £5.99 or 6.99€, 77.7% of Tier 1/EU price

    Sam & Max 103: The Mole, the Mob and the Meatball
    EU: 8.99€
    US: $8.99 or 6.38€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £5.99 or 6.99€, 77.7% of Tier 1/EU price

    Sam & Max 105: Reality 2.0
    EU: 8.99€
    US: $8.99 or 6.38€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £5.99 or 6.99€, 77.7% of Tier 1/EU price

    Sam & Max 106: Bright Side of the Moon
    EU: 8.99€
    US: $8.99 or 6.38€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £5.99 or 6.99€, 77.7% of Tier 1/EU price

    Sam & Max 201: Ice Station Santa
    EU: 8.99€
    US: $8.99 or 6.38€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £5.99 or 6.99€, 77.7% of Tier 1/EU price

    Sam & Max 202: Moai Better Blues
    EU: 8.99€
    US: $8.99 or 6.38€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £5.99 or 6.99€, 77.7% of Tier 1/EU price

    Sam & Max 203: Night of the Raving Dead
    EU: 8.99€
    US: $8.99 or 6.38€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £5.99 or 6.99€, 77.7% of Tier 1/EU price

    Sam & Max 204: Chariots of the Dogs
    EU: 8.99€
    US: $8.99 or 6.38€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £5.99 or 6.99€, 77.7% of Tier 1/EU price

    Sam & Max 205: What&襊s New Beelzebub?
    EU: 8.99€
    US: $8.99 or 6.38€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £5.99 or 6.99€, 77.7% of Tier 1/EU price

    Sam & Max Complete Season One
    EU: 29.99€
    US: $29.99 or 21.3€, 71.0% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £16.99 or 19.85€, 66.1% of Tier 1/EU price

    Sam & Max Complete
    EU: 59.99€
    US: $59.99 or 42.61€, 71.0% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £32.99 or 38.54€, 64.2% of Tier 1/EU price

    Sam & Max: Episodes 101 - 103
    EU: 19.99€
    US: $19.99 or 14.2€, 71.0% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £13.99 or 16.34€, 81.7% of Tier 1/EU price

    Sam & Max: Episodes 104 - 106
    EU: 19.99€
    US: $19.99 or 14.2€, 71.0% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £13.99 or 16.34€, 81.7% of Tier 1/EU price

    Sam and Max Complete Season Two
    EU: 34.99€
    US: $34.99 or 24.85€, 71.0% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £18.99 or 22.19€, 63.4% of Tier 1/EU price
    Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Season 1
    EU: 34.99€
    US: $34.99 or 24.85€, 71.0% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £18.99 or 22.19€, 63.4% of Tier 1/EU price
    Wallace & Gromit Complete Package - Episode 4: The Bogey Man
    EU: 34.99€
    US: $34.99 or 24.85€, 71.0% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £29.99 or 35.04€, 100.1% of Tier 1/EU price

    Wallace & Gromit Episode 1: Fright of the Bumblebees
    EU: 34.99€
    US: $34.99 or 24.85€, 71.0% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £29.99 or 35.04€, 100.1% of Tier 1/EU price

    Wallace and Gromit Episode 2: The Last Resort
    EU: 34.99€
    US: $34.99 or 24.85€, 71.0% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £29.99 or 35.04€, 100.1% of Tier 1/EU price

    Wallace and Gromit Episode 3: Muzzled!
    EU: 34.99€
    US: $34.99 or 24.85€, 71.0% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £29.99 or 35.04€, 100.1% of Tier 1/EU price

    Wallace and Gromit's Grand Adventures
    EU: 34.99€
    US: $34.99 or 24.85€, 71.0% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £29.99 or 35.04€, 100.1% of Tier 1/EU price
    Telltale Everything Pack
    EU: 69.99€
    US: $69.99 or 49.72€, 71.0% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £37.99 or 44.39€, 63.4% of Tier 1/EU price

    Telltale Texas Hold'em
    EU: 8.99€
    US: $8.99 or 6.38€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £5.99 or 6.99€, 77.7% of Tier 1/EU price

    Bone Episode 1: Out From Boneville
    EU: 8.99€
    US: $8.99 or 6.38€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £5.99 or 6.99€, 77.7% of Tier 1/EU price

    Bone Episode 2: The Great Cow Race
    EU: 8.99€
    US: $8.99 or 6.38€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £5.99 or 6.99€, 77.7% of Tier 1/EU price

    Bone: Out from Boneville and The Great Cow Race
    EU: 14.99€
    US: $14.99 or 10.64€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £8.99 or 10.5€, 70.0% of Tier 1/EU price

  • We do work with Steam to determine the prices for our games on their service, however, it's their policy to offer different price points based on territory. This way international customers always pay the same amount, no matter what's happening with the dollar.

    If you're unhappy with Steam's pricing you can always buy directly from Telltale. We charge in US dollars no matter where you're ordering from, so international pricing is based on the current exchange rate. You can visit www.xe.com to get an idea of how our prices translate into your currency.

  • How about us in Norway?
    We aren't part of EU and we don't use EUR, only NOK.

    Lets say the game costs 30 EUR / USD.

    30 EUR = 269 NOK
    30 USD = 192 NOK

    We are forced to buy games in EUR, is that fair?

  • Talk to Steam about it. Which prices are presented to which customers on Steam is completely outside of Telltale's control.

  • I know it's completely outside of Telltale's control which prices are presented to which customers on Steam, but maybe Steam would listen more on Telltale than they listen to their customers.

    People have tried to talk to steam about the 1€ ≠ 1$ problem since it began, but Steam don't respond.

    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/1e1us

  • Are you sure there is nothing you can do? Not all games on Steam are directly translated from $ to €. Some companies have fixed their prices to be more fair to EU customers.

    If they can, you can!

  • Well, ToMI is €32.99 compared to $34.99—not much of a difference, but a step in the right direction. :)
    But is it because of LucasArts whose other games at Steam are priced in a similar way or because of TT?

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    Just boycott Steam until they stop ripping off European customers.
    I only hope (probably in vain) that MI:SE and Lucas re-releases of old adventure games on steam will not priced like Telltalle games.

    Also a question to Telltalte - why cannot you simply tell steam: "just make prices of our games EQUAL in all regions based on currency exchange rates"? Jonathan Blow (Braid creator) did it and they listened.
    I think Telltale Games should be concerned that their European fans are charged 30% more for games on steam than Americans.

    Well, ToMI is €32.99 compared to $34.99—not much of a difference, but a step in the right direction.


    It's a completely negligible difference. 32.99€ is almost 46$ which is nowhere near US price on Steam.

  • @Simplex said: It's a completely negligible difference. 32.99€ is almost 46$ which is nowhere near US price on Steam.


    If Steam still had Dollar pricing for Europe, what means they would charge tax, we would pay ≈$41.64 [$34.99 + 19%] (well, Germans would at least). I don’t want to justify Steam’s prices [I’m currently not buying anything at full price there], but it shows that they [VALVe or whoever] see the need of doing something, if they still want to sell games to Europeans.

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    @jello said: If Steam still had Dollar pricing for Europe, what means they would charge tax, we would pay ≈$41.64 [$34.99 + 19%] (well, Germans would at least). I don’t want to justify Steam’s prices [I’m currently not buying anything at full price there], but it shows that they [VALVe or whoever] see the need of doing something, if they still want to sell games to Europeans.


    I'm with you on (not) buying from Steam. I am simply wondering why can't Telltale tell Steam: "Ok guys, you want our games on steam, you price them equally across regions, so that anyone who buys game from steam pays similar amount as in our store so that noone is ripped off". Is it really too much to ask?
    I mean I would always buy Telltale games in Telltale store but there are some people who prefer Steam.
    Many a game developer excused themselves from pricing issues by saying "it's not our fault, our master, the publisher decides on the price, we have no say". But as far as I know Telltale is both developer and publisher of their games so in theory they should be able to decide about prices for their games.

    I mean, if Telltale can sell their games globally for the same price, in dollars, without any tax, then why can't Steam do it?

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