El Pit wrote on Jan 22, 2021, 08:53:
Apples/oranges. But since you want to compare the fossile fuels market to the entertainment industry (Steam) and the digital market and distribution: Do the US sell their own oil to poorer countries all over the world at a price that relates to the average wages in those countries? I highly doubt it. When it comes to games, though...
Whatever. Valve will give in, the EU (as ONE market) is just too huge to be ignored.
Oil prices are the same on a government level, but poorer countries will subsidize consumer prices
to make fuel affordable to their citizenry (with poor results). I don't think they do that for video games. But that's what I was asking, since I have no view from the ground -- what do people in poorer EU countries do about a fixed price? Is gaming reserved for the upper class? Does everyone pirate their games? Do they just suck it up and pay a higher proportion of wages towards entertainment? What's the end result for them?