I wanted to bring this to the attention of the Community members who live in the United States. It seems that our government wants to put a 10% sales tax on games rated M 17+. This 10% sales tax would be going towards School Shooting Prevention and such, but the reasoning behind it doesn’t justify the sales tax. Our government and of course a select group of people still believe video games create violent people which are proven to be scientifically and psychologically false. They are targeting the Gaming Industry specifically because it’s easy to point fingers and because the industry, of course, is one of the leading sources of entertainment.
Now if this tax is implemented and I’m using my sales tax for Pennsylvania which is 6% so in total it is of course 16%. I’m gonna do some quick math so bear with me.
$60 (Retail Price for AAA Game in the USA at Release)
$9.60 (16% Sales Tax)
$99.99 (Price for AAA Gold/Ultimate Editions)
15.99 (16% Sales Tax)
I’m making this thread to make the community members who are from the USA to be aware that our State Government are pushing for this to happen.