Amazon Prime will let you buy hard copies of games 20% off which could be an excellent deals for collectors or those who pre-order some titles. It seems that the famous e-commerce website is doing what it does best: adapting to their competition.
Amazon is offering a new incentive to become a Prime subscriber, which costs $99 per year. Gamers will be able to take advantage and buy physical copies of games 20% off, including pre-orders. That would become a major advantage ahead of a few big releases this year, though it’s unknown yet how long the offer would last. Still, collects could see some great offers.
The problem now stands between digital copies and physical copies of games. It’s usually only collectors who still resort to having the actual CD+case combination these days, or purchases of special editions. Otherwise, it seems that the practice is falling to the wayside. Digital releases have become a more viable options with clients such as Steam leading the charge. Not to mention annual sales.
Physical copies have a few disadvantages. They take up space, can be lost or broken, takes time to go buy them, or the shipping can become a hassle. However, perhaps Amazon will bring them back.
With the addition of so many services that already offer deals on digital games, the e-commerce website is moving in a different direction. For now. Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to purchase physical copies of video games with a 20% discount. That is beyond the other perks of the subscription, such as Prime Music, Prime Photos, and the guarantee of a 2 day shipping period on most of your purchases.
Currently, they are the only retailer that are offering such a discount on physical copies. It could ultimately be in their advantage, but the same might count only for customers who are already Prime subscribers. If you are not, it’s unlikely that you will be saving a major sum of money by the end of the year. The 20% discount will be there, but so will the $99 subscription required.
Perhaps only a major hardcore gamer who prefers physical copies of games might be drawn to the Amazon Prime subscription.
There are others with similar offers. Best Buy, for example, offers a 20% discount for any game under $30 every two years. That means old games at a lower price. GameStop is also offering the opportunity of trading your old games for 10% their value and getting a new one for 10% off.
Amazon has competition, and it remains to be seen if their offer of discounted physical copies might place them ahead of the pack.
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