EU’s Digital Single Market to Enforce Equal Game Prices in 28 Countries
Are you growing tired of the varying price that a number of games get in different regions? How about a government enforced unified pricing plan in the whole of European Union?
That is exactly what the European Commission wants to bring to life with their Digital Single Market plan in the entirety of 28 member states.
Being a part of a larger program, the gaming industry will also get rounded up among other industries to levy the same prices for a game in different territories:
The Digital Single Market initiative seeks to provide an unfettered European market for digital goods and services across all its 28 member states. Simplified and modern rules for online and digital cross-border purchases will encourage more businesses to sell online across borders and further develop digital markets such as games.
In the long run I think the Digital Single Market plan is going to be a good step specially for the developers that are making digital games as well as all other developers in general and of course the consumers at large. Unified pricing patterns are going to be a good regulation in the industry.
Needless to say, the reasons given by game makers sometime about the difference in prices are getting odd. So at least as far as the digital game releases are concerned, European Commission is steadfast on the point that they want unified pricing all over.