Gaming

Amazon Prime can now save you 20% on new games and pre-orders

If you find yourself always looking through Steam sales, bargain bins and flash sales to pick-up the latest games, you might want to add Amazon Prime to your list of must-haves this year. The company announced exclusive savings for Amazon Prime members today that will save you money on popular titles as they are released. You can checkout the official promotional page that Amazon created here, or the link below.

You can save 20% off new physical video games during pre-order through two weeks after release. The discount will be applied automatically at checkout if you are an Amazon Prime member.

The offer is valid when the game is shipped and sold through Amazon, as almost all new games are, but imports and other items that are sold through third-party vendors wouldn’t be applicable. Amazon also stated that the offer will be automatically extended to all existing Prime member pre-orders.

This new bonus will also be applied to the existing benefits of shopping with Amazon when buying games, including release day delivery (Free for Prime Members) and the pre-order price guarantee. That guarantee ensures that if the price of a game goes down after you pre-order it (and before it launches) that you will automatically pay the lower price.

As total pre-orders for games have been taking a dip over the past few years, it’s not surprising that retailers are reaching out with new ways to entice buyers to cough-up money before a game gets heavily discounted. Standard free DLC and bonuses, which were once enough to encourage pre-orders, haven’t been convincing the same amount of buyers they once were.

The good news is that with this promotion, you can read the reviews online and wait for the game to be released before you buy and still save 20% by using your Amazon Prime membership.

You can find a list of the popular games that are coming out this year, including “Far Cry Primal” and “Uncharted 4” on the official promotional page, you can also sign-up for 30 days of free Prime membership. Read the exact details on the new promotion through the website below and browse the upcoming titles.

more info: amazon.com