Pokémon Go Raises Prices Across All Platforms After Apple Tax Increase
If you’re a fan of collecting digital monsters while jogging, we’ve got some bad news for you. Niantic’s beloved Pokémon Go game is raising prices after an unruly price hike in the Apple App Store.
As we mentioned when we reported on Apple’s price increase, this increase doesn’t just apply to iOS devices. As was inevitable, this price increase will push prices up for both Apple and Android users.
Pokémon Go price increases announced
Revealed in a blog postPokemon Go developer Niantic is raising prices across all platforms. Plus, it raises the prices for not only the spin-off, but also the other games that no one cares about.
This means that Ingress and Pikmin Bloom will also see higher prices across all mobile platforms. If you were planning to buy premium currency for any reason, now is the time to do it.
Niantic revealed that the price increases will take place tomorrow on October 5. However, they only affect users who are located in specific countries. If you are in the landing countries, it will affect you:
- Areas using the euro
- South Korea
There are currently no plans to raise prices in the United States or the United Kingdom. However, with the current state of the pound sterling in England, the latter may soon see a price increase.
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The start of something big?
While Pokémon Go is one of the first titles to suffer from the new price hike, it’s likely to be one of many. Niantic’s popular AR games could be the start of new pricing standards for mobile games.
Popular games like Clash of Clans can increase prices for premium currency. However, this price increase will inevitably also increase the prices of premium single-player games.
It’s disturbing to see Apple’s new pricing options change the prices for Android users. Unfortunately, it’s also not surprising to see developers shortchange Android users for Apple’s mistakes.