Amazon Takes Away Prime Preorder Discount, Ad-Free Twitch Prime

22 Août, 2018, 02:33 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Amazon is Ending its 20% Discount on Video Game Pre-Orders

Best Buy also replaced it with a deal that gets My Best Buy members a $10 coupon for pre-ordering select games-but at the time of this writing, the selection is limited to 10 games.

Twitch continued on to explain their reasoning, which would have been much more straightforward if they just said: "we want more money". The retail price for PlayStation 4 version of the game is $59.99, but the 20 percent pre-order discount takes that down to $47.99. Now that those benefits being slashed, specifically in the area of gaming, Prime feels like more of a luxury than anything else. All other Twitch Prime benefits, including free monthly games and exclusive loot, will remain unchanged. However, Twitch Prime probably wasn't generating much money for the platform; it now comes as a free benefit tacked on to Amazon Prime. As a result, we are announcing two changes. Starting on September 14, Twitchs universal ad-free viewing will no longer be available to Twitch Prime members. And if you bought an annual subscription, you'll continue to be able to watch without ads until your next renewal date.

Twitch, however, called the wider presence of adverts "an important source of support for creators who make Twitch possible". With ads, the platform and game creators can get a cut.

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Starting August 28, Amazon will no longer be offering a 20 percent discount on pre-orders and purchases of major new releases, a perk that's been offered since early 2016. The $10 store credit offer is still less than the estimated $12 shaved off from a regularly priced $60 game.

According to the terms and conditions, it seems that there are more restrictions as compared to the previous perk. All eligible pre-orders placed before August 28 will still receive the 20% discount under the existing benefit once the game is released. There is a benefit to this new offer.

We have reached out to an Amazon representative for further comment on the changes and will update this article with any response.


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