Steam prices skyrocket in Argentina and Turkey

Steam prices skyrocket in Argentina and Turkey

The price of Steam games in both Argentina and Turkey have shot up by as much as more than 4,000 per cent.

This follows Valve pulling local currency support for the regions, instead pricing games in these countries in US dollars. At the time, the firm said that this was due to currency volatility, which meant that developers and publishers were having to change how much their games cost in Argentina and Turkey. Valve said that these companies could instead set appropriate pricing for the regions.

It appears that developers and publishers have failed to do this. Data compiled by Twitter user LegonTW – reposted by Windows Central's Jez Corden – for Argentina shows that many games have seen massive increases in price.

These range from titles like Elden Ring, which have gone up by 43 per cent in the transition between Argentinian pesos and US dollars, while other titles like Civilization 6 have gone up by a massive 4,296 per cent. That game previously cost the equivalent of $1.36; now it costs $59.99, which is presumably the regular RRP for the game in the United States.

PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.