drloser wrote on Jan 22, 2021, 01:36:
Average doesn't mean much. There are a lot more inequalities in the US than in the EU. You should compare median salary instead. And also remove the micro-countries.
I started with the median because I felt it was a better measure, too, but the Wikipedia page doesn't have them for Europe.
What are the greater inequalities in the US? The US has an extreme problem with its top echelon, but video games aren't priced for the 1%.
Iceland is not in the EU.
Yeah, I'm not sure why I said Iceland. I'm pretty sure I meant Denmark, since I was excluding Luxembourg due to the micro-country thing. My bad.
Orogogus wrote on Jan 22, 2021, 00:33:Almost all the games are heavily discounted a couple of months after their release date.
But I'm just looking at numbers. Are there any Blues readers from Eastern Europe or other lower wage countries in the EU? How does it actually work? Can people generally afford games, or does everyone just pirate their games?
Looking at a few games currently discounted in the US (Code Vein, Resident Evil 3), it doesn't seem like the EU prices get discounted any more than the US prices. Does that really make them accessible in Eastern Europe?