Amazon Takes Page Out of Best Buy’s Book With Video Game Preorders

The Division New York

Many of you head over to Best Buy to buy the latest games thanks to their Gamers Club membership. Who wouldn’t want to buy new games for 20% off?

Amazon is jumping on board with a similar promotion. Are you an Amazon Prime subscriber? You just got another perk. 20% off on pre-order and newly released games. The deal extends to any game you already preordered. As long as you are an Amazon Prime subscriber.

Amazon Prime preorders

What does Amazon consider a “newly released game?” The first two weeks after launch.

Collector’s Edition games are also included. I tried it with Tom Clancy’s The Division Collector’s Edition and received the 20% off at the checkout screen. Sadly, it doesn’t cover console bundles. That would be too good of a deal. Also, the 20% off only applies to physical video games. Digital games are not included.

Still, 20% off plus free release day delivery? That’s a damn good deal for any of you who are already Amazon Prime subscribers.

I don’t think this move will pull any Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked members away. A Gamer’s Club Unlocked membership costs $30 for a two-year membership. But, Amazon’s move is a great way to add some more value to the $99/year Amazon Prime membership.

I know I’ll be using it. For two reasons. I think I keep one of Amazon’s warehouses in business with all the stuff I buy. And the nearest Best Buy is more than 30 minutes away. Got to love living in the sticks.

The Division and Dark Souls III for $48 a piece? I’m down.

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