It’s not the Point. Why let a company blindly rip customers off. It’s not the amount, it’s the principle. Esp for Series S owners. If we do not hold these companies to account, they will just push the boundaries. Agan, if you’re from the USA, what is the checkout price you pay?
Forgot to mention how GamePass service also brings a disount for games, where its 10% after the first X days and then jumps to 20% after the games been on the service for longer. I don’t recall the exact days, but I want to say its likely multiples of 30 days.
Just wanted a Simple question. If a Game is $70 USD, what is the price you pay at the checkout?
I am sure there is many states with different Taxes in the USA. I know Canada has a GST, but different provinces with different rates. New Zealand is like Australia but there GST is 15%
So for conversion, $70USD is about $100 AU on avg last 12 Months, with a 10% GST tax, max Aussie games $110 (Or $109.95 fopr that Sexy sell price). For Spoken was $114.95. Sony Released there God of War and any First Party New Games for $124.95 (OMG, grrrr, never buying a PlayStation)
They have been $99.95 AU last Gen, and now they are $109.95. Sony is Greedy and charges $124.95. 2K and MS are all going out at now for $119.95. $70USD = $100AU and with tax should be $110AU. That is the Metric for hi or low price.
I did ask a Simple Question. If a game is $70USD, what do you pay at the checkout? Treat me like I am 2 please. I have never been to the USA or Shopped there. I am a bit ignorant. Just reaching out to the community for help.
There is no simple answer because your question seemed more geared towards what price do people buy games at. Each person has different strategies for how and when they consume games.
As you can see, a lot of the answers were taking advantage of GamePass. As such, when people buy games that are on GamePass you get 10% or 20% discounts.
Many also use the Microsoft Rewards program which provides for points that can be redeemed for money to use towards game purchases. The points from that program pays for all of my game purchases over the past decade. So my answer to your question is $0.
Some buy digitial codes from online places for a discount or even to avoid paying taxes.
The US tax situation is a proper cluster mess. The tax zones are not by state or county or city (biggest to smallest area) but by tax regions. Some tax regions are rather arbitrary sections that split a city while some are larger. For my region it is 8%. I could change my billing address to my sister’s place and the tax rate would drop down to 6.75%.