Amazon has quietly given its Prime members another valuable benefit: discounts on recently released and upcoming video games. Just yesterday we shared a couple of these deals in our daily apps/games roundup. At the time we thought they were just a couple of one-offs. But now we’ve come to learn that these types of deals may be here to stay.These discounts cover select video game consoles, accessories, and games that are sold by Amazon direct. There isn’t an easy way to view all the current offers. The only way to identify a video game item as having special Prime pricing is to look for the “Amazon Prime member Savings” blurb (shown above) on each item’s listing.
Even Prime members on a free trial or discounted Student membership qualify for the special pricing. However, you won’t know the exact discount amount until you reach the final page of checkout. That means the advertised price never changes even if the item is eligible for Prime savings. So you’ll need to add the item to your cart and proceed to checkout to see exactly how much the discount is. Here are the best current video game deals for Prime members we’ve found so far:
- Madden NFL 16 for Xbox One: $45.02 (extra $14.94 off)
- Batman Arkham Knight for PS4/Xbox One: $49.99 (extra $9.97 off)
- Star Wars Battlefront for PS4/Xbox One: $54.99 (extra $4.97 off)
- Star Wars Battlefront (Deluxe) for PS4/Xbox One: $62.99 (extra $7 off)
- Tom Clancy’s The Division for PS4/Xbox One: $52.99 (extra $6.97 off)
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege for PS4/Xbox One: $52.99 (extra $6.97 off)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III for PS4/Xbox One: $49.99 (extra $10 off)
- Halo 5: Guardians for Xbox One: $52.99 (extra $7 off)
- Splatoon for Wii U: $52.99 (extra $6.97 off)
- Mario Kart 8 for Wii U: $52.99 (extra $6.31 off)
- Super Smash Bros. for 3DS: $34.99 (extra $4.97 off)
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D for 3DS: $32.99 (extra $3.26 off)
Full details of this promotion are as follows:
What is Prime Member savings? Members of Amazon Prime qualify for a lower price on certain video game consoles, accessories, and games when sold by Amazon.com. The discount will be shown and applied on the final page of checkout. For the complete program details and restrictions, please read our terms and conditions below.
What items qualify? Prime Member savings are offered on a variety of video game and related products. Qualifying items display a message on the product detail page that Prime members save on this product.
Who receives these savings? Savings under this program are currently limited to Prime members, including trial or annual members of Amazon Prime, Amazon Student, and Amazon Mom.
Are non-Prime prices higher now? No, Prime Member savings do not affect non-Prime prices; this program simply means that on select products we are able to provide even lower prices for Prime members
Does the Pre-Order Price Guarantee apply? Yes. If the price offered by Amazon.com decreases between the time of purchase and the time of shipment, Prime members will receive the lower price.
Terms and Conditions: • Prime Club Pricing is limited to Prime members only. • Prime Club Pricing applies only to qualifying items sold by Amazon.com. Qualifying items will display the offer message on their product information pages. • Prime Club Pricing are limited time offers. You must complete checkout during the offer period to receive a promotional pricing. • Amazon reserves the right to cancel or modify offers at any time. • Amazon reserves the right to limit the number of units per customer order or customer account.