Software companies frequently charge pennies on the dollar in Asian markets, because of all the pirating. It's considered perfectly OK to pirate, especially when it's a western software company you're pirating from. So the software salesmen say, "Hey, I'll make you a deal. For really cheap, you can be legal.". It's BS, and the killed Trans-Pacific deal was supposed to help with that. It's rewarding Asia for pirating. You're certainly not going to get any hate from me if Paradox normalizes their prices to match U.S. prices.