Canadian Dollar Hits Steam on October 7

Although every country loves to be represented, perhaps this is one case where it’s not desired. Steam has announced today that they will soon be pricing games in the Canadian Dollar for the region beginning on October 7. The U.S. Dollar of user’s balance will be converted to the Canadian Dollar, at a conversion rate dictated by market value at the time of conversion. While in other markets this wouldn’t be particularly concerning, it’s worrisome here as the Canadian games market is notorious for charging more than its North America counterpart. For instance, most new games cost $69.99 in Canada while they run ten dollars less in the states.

Only time will tell if this is simply to push into new markets or if this will negatively affect Canadian gamers.