Originally Posted by twicksisted
I used to work for a well known digital music download company as a label manager. I'm sure that there is not that much difference between music downloads & video game downloads to be honest though I could be wrong.
With music downloads the label or the distributor who owns the copyright for the music will set a price per each worldwide territory and the shop who sells the items do not decide on that price and if they sell it for less they would lose money first of all and secondly lose the contract deal with the distributor ofr underselling... so you can beat Steam up regarding their different prices in different worldwide territories, or you can see the bigger picture which is most likely the large game developing companies (EA etc) dictating the prices that items must be sold at worldwide.
I'm not beating Steam up, I'm only stating that in certain regions prices are higher than others, and that people in the higher priced regions can always ask someone from the cheaper region to get it for them, saving them money. I'm a consumer, I look at it in a consumer point of view.0With the site I provided people can see if a game they want is significantly cheaper elsewhere, and find a way to pay that price instead of the higher price in their region
At first I was offering that person to be me to help everyone out, but forgot about the rules of TPU
So it seems people have to find another way, but friends and family are a great way to save you a few bucks