I have to say thanks to the OP for pointing this out. I hadn't been aware of these differences, I'm a Canadian customer myself, and while I don't face quite the massive difference in price that a Mexican customer does (about 250%, yikes) there is still a significant difference in pricing for me, about 20% in this case.
I checked a couple other games, in this case a game sold here for $57.99 CAD (also the price of SE) is sold on Steam for $45.49 CAD. A difference of $12.50. Yeah... I'll wait, thanks.
Some of you thought it was a subsidy for non-American customers? Seriously? A subsidy is by definition government funded assistance. So you thought the governments of other nations were providing subsidies for games sold on Steam? Not bloody likely. I can imagine the fallout of that little item showing up in the budget...
Or maybe it was just the wrong word use, it did sound like you meant Steam was giving a discount. Still, not bloody likely. Valve - an American company - so loves non-Americans that they give discounts to us? Huge discounts in the case of Mexican customers. Yeah... right. Dream on. Or get over your persecution complex, one or the other (the most powerful nation on the planet, and a bunch of it's citizens think the rest of the world is picking on it? WTF?) Sales to encourage purchases are one thing, but permanent discounts, or government subsidies on computer games? HA! No chance.
It is more often the other way around, completely arbitrary price increases for non-American customers. We've seen that at where I work. Blatantly said straight out in one case "Oh, you're in Canada. The Price is X then, not Y." And yes, it was still in US Dollars. We were a little miffed about that. It was for software as well, or was it for a conference where we were going to them (which made even less sense)? One or the other.
Back to the primary point, it is odd though, considering Steam is taking a cut, you'd think it would be the other way around, cheaper here than on Steam. Or at least the same price, as pointed out, the increased visibility and distribution is likely well worth the cut Steam takes.
Well, whatever the case, I can wait. Don't know how long it will be, but I can wait.
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