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Apple raise prices of Apps in the European AppStore to 0.99 ?!

06-28-2013, 06:08 AM
Apple raise prices of Apps in the European AppStore to 0.99 ?!

Looks like the prices for apps in Europe will go up to 0.99, 1.99, 2,99 ...

Game Center: sink_or_swim
06-28-2013, 06:18 AM
Bridgy Jones is also 0.99€.

Game Center: sink_or_swim
06-28-2013, 06:24 AM
I hope its some mistake...Because that wouldnt make any sense.

Besides, the IAPs are still x * 0.89€
06-28-2013, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by sink_or_swim View Post
Bridgy Jones is also 0.99.
The US App Store appears to have the same $0.99 proces for Bridgy Jones and Cling Thing so it does not appear there have been any price increases here; for comparison.
06-28-2013, 07:15 AM
I knew this was about to happen after the price increase to 0.89. With the same money on my European account, I can now buy less games. No big deal, but still pretty unfair for the Europeans, as the euro is not equal to the dollar.
06-28-2013, 08:32 AM
This isn't true. I saw at my developer account that developers can choose a alternate tier (0,99 is alternate tier 1 and tier 1 is still 0,89). See picture.

06-28-2013, 08:36 AM
This is are the new prices for Europe:
06-28-2013, 08:57 AM
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Location: Houston, TX
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That seems like a raw deal that the same games on the same platform are more expensive in Europe than they are in other markets. I guess it's more likely that the US and other areas will see eventual price increases too.

That's a nice stealthy approach Apple takes, just raise the prices and wait till someone notices.
07-04-2013, 07:49 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,336
Yea I noticed some apps in the Swedish AppStore had a higher price then usual. Some $0.99 apps, which would be 7 SEK had been raised to 9 SEK while others are still at the usual 7 SEK ($0.99). This goes for higher priced apps as well. So there definitely seems to be more pricing options available for devs. Now, $1 US = 6-7 SEK so a raise by 2 SEK isn't much at all. Course it gets to be more at higher priced apps. Anyway, I hope these changes helps people pay their mortgage, put their kids in college, put food on the table, buy that car yada yada and so on.

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