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  • NorthDakotaGamerNorthDakotaGamer Posts: 2,559 Member

    I expect the prices of games to increase every few years. It is just something that commonly happens when the costs of production and other factors can occur. They DID just up the specs required as of the last expansion, which made me suspect a rise in cost.
  • LeGardePourpreLeGardePourpre Posts: 14,994 Member
    edited January 2018
    Actually the Euro is +25% to US dollar and British Pound is +40%
    In 2008, Euro was +60% and British Pound was +100%.

    British Pound in US dollar

    Euro in US dollar
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  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 27,171 Member
    The price increase for the U.K. happened for cats and dogs too. Am I surprised it's carried to stuff packs? Nope.

    £10 for a washing machine and drier and like 5 tops and a dress and decor. Sheesh.

    I may be totally wrong, but isnt that around $10? Thats what Americans pay for thr stuff pack.

    You would have to look up the rate of exchange on that. Several decades ago the ratio was $2.50 = £1.00 I have no clue what it is today. But, you can see that what is a mere ten dollars for us would be much more for those using the £.
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    @mirta000 You quoted the wrong person, I'm afraid. It says that I wrote that, but I didn't. I responded to it. Just thought I'd mention it to avoid any confusion hehe.
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  • bad1788bad1788 Posts: 42 Member
    I just logged in to check stuff packs, but after the price hike I doubt I'll get them at all now. At 9.99$ they were at the high end of what I would be comfortable to pay.
  • SimburianSimburian Posts: 6,854 Member
    For a game that I play almost every night it is worth it to me otherwise I might be spending a fortune on Sky Movies or Netflix. As to other games like Civilisation V1, I played Civilisation V for a couple of weeks before I realised I had wasted my money on a game that didn't suit me.
  • berrybelleberrybelle Posts: 9 New Member
    yeah, UK citizen here, not happy with this at all.

    i already thought the prices for Sims 4 packs were steep, so i tend to buy them on sale. and now this price increase means we're paying more for content that wasn't even really worth its original pricetag. i could do a lot with £10, it could do myself groceries for a week, i could pick up some new clothes at Primark, i could go watch a movie, i could buy a far better Indie game for what a single stuff pack is worth. i don't even buy stuff packs to begin with, i just think they're pointless and overpriced, moreso now than ever.

    i agree that this means US players are gonna see a price hike soon too, and then they'll all complain. maybe it's not your problem right now, in a "out of sight out of mind" sense but it will become your problem. this is what companies do, they test out price increases on non-USA countries (especially europe) and cite "tax increases" that didn't happen, and then once we've gotten fed up complaining about it it's introduced to the US market.

    before the days of internet we would of known no better that a $40 game in the US was being sold for £40 in the UK, but now we know and have this information readily available, as well as companies having online distribution these days. so now we have this info and we can make a fuss about it, and that's what we should be doing. sure it's a luxury item, but it's a luxury item EA wants me to buy, so they should be doing a better job of pricing it.
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