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Steam releases CAD pricing, some game prices increased, others remain the same, and some games currently unavailable for purchase in Canada.

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Pretty happy that not all of the prices have been jacked up. Since some games have stayed the same price in CAD we will be getting them slightly cheaper than our American counterparts. How long this will be the case has yet to be seen though.

 

As for the games that are currently unavailable for purchase in Canada...

"Most games previously available in USD are now priced in CAD and are available for purchase in Canada, but an occasional product may be missing until it is priced in CAD."

 


 

Price Comparison:

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I bought many games elsewhere the past 2 years so really I don't care much about Steam pricing.

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Welp. Looks like I won't be buying games for a while.

 

Most games are staying the same price with few going up by like $5-10, and you can always buy CD-keys from places like G2A. I don't see why this would stop you from buying games.

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Welp. Looks like I won't be buying games for a while.

 

It's not really rising in price. Some games are slightly more after conversion sure, but others less, and then others the same price as their USD price.

 

So Kerbal for example at it's non sale price of 30 USD. If you still paid that, it would still cost you $33.5 CAD. Now you just get the price in your native currency without having to guess at the conversion rate.

 

You have to remember CAD is 9/10th of a USD, so if you see the CAD price go up, it doesn't get more expensive from the previous price you were paying until it reaches 10% more.

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Steam's conversion is probably still better than PayPal's horrible rate, so I'm fine with it.

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Wait, does it auto-detect where you are when purchasing the game or could you (I live in the US) go to Canada and still purchase regularly with no change?

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I absolutely refuse to pay more for a game on Steam compared to retail. If it's 49.99 in-store then I'm not going to pay 54.99 online.

 

After the conversion from USD to CAD it's probably around the same amount, but if the conversion goes away since it's in CAD now it should be the price we normally pay in-store.

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I'll keep mine in U.S currency. The exchange rate by banks is still slower than Canadian pricing.

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Ah yes. I went through Steam software, and it's in Canadian. Oh well.

I guess it is a way for Steam to make more money.

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I save money because of my CC's conversion rates

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Most prices went down for me after they added Norwegian Krone, which I expected from the start. Paying in Euro has always been rape on us. Now that they're essentially converting from dollar, it's much much better.

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I absolutely refuse to pay more for a game on Steam compared to retail. If it's 49.99 in-store then I'm not going to pay 54.99 online.

 

After the conversion from USD to CAD it's probably around the same amount, but if the conversion goes away since it's in CAD now it should be the price we normally pay in-store.

You forgot about tax.

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I hope in the future we will see some sites tracking the various Steam prices for games and show what people are paying in each country.

Oh and based off what I am seeing in the OPs chart I am a pissed off Canadian.  Even less reasons to buy from Steam now.  I already was buying games from many other sources that provided Steam key sometimes but not all the time.  Lowest price will still rule for me when I make purchases.

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whats up with the 10$ price jack in nba2k15 thats pathetic.

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You forgot about tax.

No, I just didn't mention it. All you need is a friend who works at Wal-Mart and you get 10% off  :P

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I don't know why, but I assumed that Canada used USD, and that Canadian dollars were some sort of joke like Itchy and Scratchy money.

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No, I just didn't mention it. All you need is a friend who works at Wal-Mart and you get 10% off  :P

I think ima stick with steam since most of the time taxes will make it more expensive. You know, until steam adds taxes. At that point im SCREEEEWWWD.

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whats up with the 10$ price jack in nba2k15 thats pathetic.

Conversion at todays rates is $67.09, so its really $3 more. 

 

I don't know why, but I assumed that Canada used USD, and that Canadian dollars were some sort of joke like Itchy and Scratchy money.

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I hope in the future we will see some sites tracking the various Steam prices for games and show what people are paying in each country.

Use Enhanced Steam on Steampowered.com and it does just that.

 

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