Cheap games are over. Steam has converted the Turkish store from lira to dollars

by alex

Argentina abandoned the peso

The Steam Store has stopped using the Turkish Lira and Argentine Peso, replacing them with US dollars in Turkey and Argentina.

They warned about this at the end of October. Representatives of Valve explained that the decision was due to the “volatility of currency exchange rates” in these countries, which complicated financial calculations for developers and Valve itself.

As a result, these countries, along with others, are included in the new LATAM-USD (Latin America) and MENA-USD (Middle East and North Africa) regions, where uniform dollar prices are established.

Дешёвые игры закончились. Steam перевёл турецкий магазин с лир на доллары

The transition to an international currency has led to a significant increase in the cost of games, for example, Elden Ring now costs 40 dollars (3,500 rubles) instead of the previous 999 liras (~3,100 rubles) in Turkey. On Russian Steam they are now asking 3999 rubles for this game.

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How prices for popular games on Turkish Steam have changed:

  • Cyberpunk 2077 – 45 dollars (~4000 rubles) instead of 799 liras (~2500 rubles);
  • Baldur's Gate 3 – 35 dollars (~3100 rubles) instead of 799 liras (~2500 rubles);
  • Resident Evil 4 – 45 dollars (~4000 rubles) instead of 887 liras (~2700 rubles);
  • Diablo IV – 70 dollars (~6200 rubles) instead of 1729 liras (~5300 rubles);
  • Starfield – 42 dollars (~3700 rubles) instead of 899 liras (~2700 rubles);
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla – 48 dollars (~4300 rubles) instead of 699 liras (~2200 rubles).

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