Amazon Ends Video Game Pre-Order Discount For Prime Members

21 August, 2018, 17:15 | Author: Rodolfo Hawkins
  • Amazon Prime

The shipping giant announced today that the service's 20 percent discount on pre-ordering games is going away on August 28th.

First launched in early 2016, the 20 percent discount for members of Amazon Prime originally applied to all new video games pre-ordered or purchased within the first two weeks of release. This new pre-order benefit is replacing the current discount on physical game pre-orders.

It's a pretty big change for Amazon, with the decision coming only a few months after Best Buy shuttered Gamers Club Unlocked, a competing service which also provided a 20 percent discount on games. And before you think you can take advantage of this, the credit is canceled if you return the game. Once you get that credit, you can use it on nearly anything that Amazon sells, not just games.

"Advertising is an important source of support for the creators who make Twitch possible", the company said in a blog post announcing the move.

A couple of years ago, Amazon Prime members received the benefit of Twitch Prime as part of the regular Prime members Amazon subscription which included benefits like no ads, in-game currency for certain games, and you could vote toward a free game every month. With ads, the platform and game creators can get a cut.

More news: Trump threatens Canada again with auto tariffs if NAFTA fails

Now it's just a matter of seeing how much these changes will affect Amazon Prime's membership count.

"More limited" has been the trajectory of the Amazon Prime pre-order deal for some time now.

For new Twitch Prime members, the universal ad-free experience ends September 14.

As we have continued to add value to Twitch Prime, we have also re-evaluated some of the existing Prime benefits. As previously noted on the Twitch Prime Guide webpage, even though Prime viewers weren't actually seeing ads, creators were still getting credit for the impressions as if they had. In other words, you have a week to pre-order games and still get the 20% off discount.

Recommended:



Popular

Bama, Clemson lead AP preseason Top 25 poll
It was the tenth consecutive year in which the Seminoles have opened the season ranked in the AP poll. The Mississippi State football team has high expectations and high standards for itself this year.

Putin makes flying visit to Austrian foreign minister's wedding
The talks, which included Syria, the Ukraine and a Russian gas pipeline, ended later in the day with no clearcut progress. Merkel has also visited Putin in Russian Federation several times, most recently in May.

Stormy Daniels blames Celebrity Big Brother withdrawal on custody issue
Ms Daniels hit the headlines after alleging she had slept with President Donald Trump in 2006, which he denies. She then said she later signed a non-disclosure agreement to prevent her from speaking about the relationship.

Aquarius rescue ship seeks European port for migrants found off Libya
They first found 25 people drifting on a small wooden boat without an engine and believe they had been at sea for 36 hours.

Journalist predicts Paul Pogba will sign new Man United deal
The Argentine somehow managed to impress Jorge Sampaoli and earned a call-up for the World Cup in Russian Federation . United have failed to win the Premier League title since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

Twitter suspends Infowars' Alex Jones for abuse
This punishment is light compared with Apple , YouTube and Spotify, which permanently removed material Jones had published. Then Twitter responded to a CNN investigation by admitting that some Jones tweets were in violation, and deleted them.

White House says it values diversity, won’t disclose numbers
However, the link Sanders provided in her correction had a glaring mistake: it claimed Trump's term began in November 2016. She also believes Omarosa used Trump and then turned on him. "You can tell she's taking out important context".

Transgender candidate for governor says she’s a rebuke to Trump bigotry
Ilhan Omar defeated a field of five other Democratic candidates seeking to fill the district seat vacated by Rep. This year, 43 transgender candidates have run for political office at all levels in the US.

Turkish court rejects release appeal of US pastor at centre of row
But the lira posted gains on forex markets for the first time after days of losses, giving the currency much needed respite. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference Tuesday at the presidential palace in Ankara .

Paul Scholes: Manchester United will not challenge for the title this season
The Portuguese manager had warned United's board that the club face a "difficult season" if the squad was not improved. The report claims that the former Juventus midfielder is especially keen on managing Manchester United .