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Price increases in the Japanese AppStore?

04-02-2015, 11:52 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 181
Price increases in the Japanese AppStore?

so I thought I should let the TA people know, it looks like the Japanese AppStore has increased the prices for their apps. I just attempted to buy a couple of games through the links on the TA App at ¥300, only to have the prices display a ¥360 tag instead.
If anyone else can double check this, that'd be awesome. Wierd effing price shift though.

Edit: So this confirms it

"Apple has announced that it will raise prices on the Japanese App Store within 24 hours due to fluctuations in the exchange rate.

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Within 24 hours, prices on the Japanese App Store will increase in response to changes in foreign exchange rates. Active subscriptions won’t be interrupted. We’ll send an email to notify current subscribers that their subscription will be renewed at the new increased price from now on.

Price adjustments on the App Store are sometimes necessary as foreign exchange rates rise and fall. You’ll see the new Pricing Matrix in the Pricing section of My Apps as soon as the new prices take effect.
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Currently, a 0.99USD app costs 100JPY. We'll let you know what Apple adjusts its pricing to. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates."

Taken from the iclarified.com site.

Last edited by Adsinjapan; 04-03-2015 at 12:02 AM.
04-03-2015, 02:44 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Posts: 903
Yep, Abenomics at work once again. Ain't it grand? The price of cheese went up, too, and I am none too happy about that.

04-03-2015, 04:19 AM
#3
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 181
You live here too Shaun?

I thought it odd that you got to go to Square Enix :P
04-03-2015, 04:39 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 363
Great news for me as I live in Japan and I have an App in the Store. And most of my savings is in US Dollars. More bang (yen) for my buck (and game).
04-03-2015, 04:41 AM
#5
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 181
Pretty much just the Japanese AppStore for me. I have an old Canadian account from when I lived there for a year, so whenever there's a soft launch or a freebie, I switch over.
04-03-2015, 04:57 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Posts: 903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adsinjapan View Post
You live here too Shaun?

I thought it odd that you got to go to Square Enix :P
Yeah, I'll be here for life. Got some serious roots here now.
04-03-2015, 05:04 AM
#7
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaun Musgrave View Post
Yeah, I'll be here for life. Got some serious roots here now.

Likewise. Though not so much in the way of roots yet. Been here for almost 4 years. Not going any where. Got myself a nice gaming column too.
04-03-2015, 05:15 AM
#8
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 363
Where do you guys live? I live near Tachikawa, west of Shinjuku on JR Chuo line. And @adsinjapan...what is your column?
04-03-2015, 05:18 AM
#9
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Posts: 903
I'm in Koga, Ibaraki. The only station in Ibaraki on the Utsunomiya/Shonan Shinjuku line, yay!
04-03-2015, 05:30 AM
#10
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 181
I'm in Kawasaki, on the Odakyu line.

As for my column, not sure if it's cool to say here. Don't want to get told off for cross promotion or something as I work with mostly iOS stuff too.