Amazon is now, apparently, offering 20% discounts to any Prime subscriber who pre-orders video games.
The deal also applies to “new releases,” a designation which covers games that have been out up to two weeks.
The discount kicks in automatically at checkout, and has been extended to all game pre-orders made by current Prime account holders. Only physical games may apply (including special editions), and will even work if the games are being sold at a lower price during the pre-order and new release period. But, notably, it doesn’t apply to console bundles. You can find out more in Amazon’s FAQ.
The fact that the discount period extends two weeks after each game’s release is a great deal for consumers who like to wait for reviews before buying. (Given some of the disappointingly buggy AAA releases over the past couple of years, it’s a good idea to wait anyway.)
Amazon Prime costs $99.99 a year, and includes Amazon’s Prime Video service, free two-day shipping, and other deals as well as the new 20% off games offer.