This is an interesting development
Amazon’s started something new and interesting — it’s offering Prime members discounts on some games without explicitly stating that it’s offering discounts on those games. Yeah, it’s weird, but Prime members benefit which they’re certainly not going to complain about.
The only indication of this trend is a text box on the item page that says “Members of Amazon Prime qualify for a lower price on this item when shipped and sold by Amazon.” But, in order to actually see the discount, you have to add it to your cart; it doesn’t show up before then.
We’ve done the leg work and gathered a bunch of the discounts. It seems to be a nice mix of pre-orders and already-released games. Games like Arkham Knight and Splatoon have fair savings considering how new they are. Then there are the pre-orders like Halo 5 and Black Ops III which likely won’t see a better price reduction prior to launch.
Given how secretive this all is, we don’t know when these deals will end. We also don’t know when new offerings will be rotated in. Seems like you just have to have your head on a swivel. One thing’s for sure, though: Prime memberships are more and more worth it all the time.
Here’s the first batch of these elusive deals:
- Super Smash Bros. (3DS) — $34.99 ($4.97 off)
- Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (PS4, Xbox One) — $49.99 ($8.52 off)
- Splatoon (Wii U) — $52.99 ($6.97 off)
- Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, Xbox One) — $49.99 ($9.97 off)
- Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4, Xbox One) — $52.99 ($6.97 off)
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (PS4, Xbox One) — $52.99 ($6.97 off)
- Kirby & The Rainbow Curse (Wii U) — $34.99 ($3.39 off)
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (3DS) — $32.99 ($3.26 off)
- Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. (3DS) — $26.99 ($2.97 off)
- Lego Jurassic World (Xbox One) — $52.99 ($2.69 off)
- Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One) — $54.99 ($4.97 off)
- Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One) — $52.99 ($7.00 off)
- F1 2015 (PS4, Xbox One) — $52.99 ($6.97 off)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4, Xbox One) — $49.99 ($10.00 off)
- Star Wars Battlefront (PS4, Xbox One) — $54.99 ($4.97 off)
- Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition (PS4, Xbox One) — $62.99 ($7.00 off)
- Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (PS4) — $34.99 ($4.97 off)
- Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (PS4, Xbox One) — $49.99 ($9.97 off)
- Guitar Hero Live bundle (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) — $89.99 ($10.00 off)
- Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) — $52.99 ($6.31 off)
- DualShock 4 PlayStation 4 controller — $44.99
- Mario Party 10 (Wii U) — $44.99 ($1.79 off)
- Minecraft (PS4, Xbox One) — $17.99 ($1.50 off)