Android apps price limits raised in Google Play around the world

Android apps price limits raised in Google Play around the world
Google quietly changed some rules around how much Android apps are allowed to cost in the Play Store. All around the world, the app price limits have been raised, potentially meaning more money for developers. In the US alone, app can now be listed in Google Play for as much as $400, which is quite a jump from the previous limit of $200.

While the price limit doubled in the US, the bump was more dramatic in other regions around the world. In Canada, the limit went from $210 to $500; in various European countries, the limit is now £300, up from £150; in the UK, the limit went from £150 to £300; Mexico saw the limit jump from 2,500 pesos to 7,500; Australia is up from $200 to $550; India is up from 16,000 rupees to 26,000; Indonesia is up from 2,200,000 rupiah to 5,500,500; and, in Brazil the limit is up from 500 real to 1,500.

Obviously, it is rare to see any apps being sold outright for these prices, but we'll undoubtedly be seeing new in-app purchase options for all of the top grossing freemium games that like to suck as much cash out of people as they can. 

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8 Comments

1. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Everyone makes money with Android™

5. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Ageed! +1

2. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

What kind of legitimate mobile software (i.e., not novelty apps) would possibly cost so much money? Mobile OSs simply don't come close to the functionality of desktop ones

3. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

What the hell?!?! Who in their right mind spends that much on an app?

8. Mike.H

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 16, 2015

It's all people paying for in-app purchases. Check out the people at the top of the leaderboards in games like Clash of Clans or Spiderman Unlimited. Those are the people paying that much.

4. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Only iPhone users would be stupid enough to spend that much on an app.

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

400 bucks for an app... Wonders shall never end with Google!

7. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Apple's App Store allows apps to be priced at $999, so where do the wonders end with Apple?

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