Latin America also participates in this annual event, with discounts on video games of up to 90%, which can help you expand your collection without spending much
Each year, around June, the most avid Internet players prepare to go shopping on the Steam platform, the world's largest digital computer game distribution service. The Steam catalog is the most complete on the internet and its prices are on sale several times a year depending on the season, but never generate as much expectation as in summer, when the Steam Summer Sale arrives with some of the most crazy discounts.
This year the date will be June 21, when the prices of thousands of games fall by up to 90%. Last year alone there were 20,000 discounted titles, so this may be the perfect opportunity to bulk up your collection without compromising your savings.
In this rebate are not only old or unpopular titles. As in previous years, some of the highest profile releases of this year, and of the past too, will be subject to tempting discounts, although surely less frequently.
Last year, for example, the price of 'Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor' reduced its price by 80%, and ended up costing only 4 dollars. This game, launched in 2014, is developed in the universe of 'The Lord of the Rings' and received very positive reviews, recording an excellent 87% in Metacritic.
The Steam platform has been progressively including a variety of payment options for its clients abroad, since in the beginning it only operated within the United States. Now, from several Latin American countries can be purchased without even using the credit card, since the store prices are adapted to the local currency, and in countries like Argentina and Colombia channels were enabled to pay by bank transfer and credit cards.
Patience is key to get cheaper games
The Steam Summer Sale has helped to promote a new consumer trend in the video game market, 'Patient Gaming', which consists of not giving in to the temptation to buy the games that you want as soon as they are available, as they can eventually be found in events like this at a fraction of their original price.
Additionally, the 'Patient Gaming' not only helps save, it also helps make the right purchases. It is common for a game to look better than it really is, and often the expectation campaigns invite you to buy it even before its launch when even critics have not been able to comment on how it is. This can lead to regrets, and through the 'Patient Gaming', fans can also save by making fewer purchases than they can regret.
Latin American Post | Pedro Bernal
Translated from “Se acerca Steam Summer Sale, la solución para comprar juegos sin que duela el bolsillo”