Microsoft increases Windows Store app prices in select regions


Depending on the part of the world you reside, apps on the Windows Store might have gotten pricier for you. Microsoft recently revised the pricing of the apps to reflect the current value of the U.S. dollar in different regions.

The company issued the update to developers to inform that it is adjusting the price of their apps in select regions to better reflect the foreign exchange rate fluctuations. The regions that will see an uptick in the prices are Algeria, Brazil, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. The adjustment will also affect in-app purchases value. To give you an example, a USD 2.99 app that costed R$6.50 in Brazil will now be available at R$10.30.

On the sidelines, the company has also made some alterations to the maximum amount developers could charge for their apps. Previously, it was set to $94, but now a developer could charge up to $194.