Microsoft's agreement to offer promotional prices to end a Taiwan Fair Trade Commission investigation will lead other governments to press for lower prices, analysts said. "This is very likely to snowball," said Rob Enderle, an analyst at market researcher Giga Information Group. "Clearly, other governments will look and say, 'We should do something similar.' " Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, said late Wednesday that it will begin offering the promotions in Taiwan on March 15. Spokesman Jim Desler declined to comment on the specific price or the end date. The commission said in a statement that prices will be lower by an average of almost 27 percent.