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Only Amazon Prime members can buy GTA 5, FIFA 16 and other big games from Amazon

  • Many games now only available to Prime members
  • Third-party versions still listed

There's little doubt that Amazon Prime membership is great value for money, but it has always offered additional benefits rather than take away features for regular members. Until now.

It has been spotted that Grand Theft Auto 5, FIFA 16, Minecraft and many other big name games can now only be purchased from Amazon directly by Amazon Prime members.

Non-Prime members are faced with the message on Amazon.co.uk that specific titles are "exclusively for Prime members" in the checkout box on the right of the listing.

Previously, non-Prime members could still buy their games from Amazon, they just had to wait a little longer for shipping or pay extra.

Now they cannot buy the games from the online retailer itself, without signing up for a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime.

Amazon does offer other alternatives, through third-party sellers who can charge additional postage, but this must be seen as a massive push at the gaming market - targeting them for Prime membership.

Eurogamer has found and listed other games affected, including Far Cry Primal, Dishonored: Definitive Edition, Elder Scrolls Online and Assassin's Creed Syndicate.

Amazon Prime membership costs £79 a year and includes unlimited access to Amazon Prime Instant Video, Amazon Music livestreams, free next-day delivery, unlimited Amazon Cloud storage for photos and access to the Kindle Owners Lending Library.

Amazon in the US recently also launched a monthly payment option for its version of the service



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http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/137404-only-amazon-prime-members-can-buy-gta-5-fifa-16-and-other-big-games-from-amazon

Its US and UK Amazon so far.
This is so redicolous, they are as annoying as it allready gets when it comes to their Prime nonesense. If they try to do this with my games i will order them in a different site.



Ugh - holding products hostage is a really stupid strategy to make people sign up for prime!

And I say that as a prime member who has little interest in these particular games. Prime has always been a great service (even though their instant video thing has been all over the map with whats available for free and what is only available at additional charge) to me, but this almost makes me want to revoke my membership in protest.



Way to go amazon.... How long will it take till all your products are available for prime members only.



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IMO prime is a complete rip off anyway, so if they're locking products behind it I can only hope it bites them in the ass, hard!

If people are like 'oh I have prime anyway so I don't care' or 'oh well, I'll just get prime then'. Then it will only be a matter of time until the only way to shop on Amazon is to pay a subscription fee. Paying for the privilege of shopping somewhere? Fuck that shit!

So yeah, I just hope people won't put up with Amazon's shit and they'll just shop elsewhere. If Amazon see a big decrease in revenue then I'd expect them to reverse this decision.



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I give them one week of time before they stop this nonsense due to backlash by buyers...

 

Edit: I wonder if Metroid Prime: Federation Force will be exclusive to Prime :]



if this comes to europe im out ;) 

i will never ever buy a game from amazon again.

its great for every retail trader or other merchants.



hentaihinata said:

if this comes to europe im out ;) 

i will never ever buy a game from amazon again.

its great for every retail trader or other merchants.

I don't buy games on amazon anymore. It's faster to go to the next shop and get them there.



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Buy the GCU from Bestbuy and ditch Amazon if you care about games. 20% off ALL new game products. $30 for two years and day one delivery. Much better value.



I don't use Amazon anyway. There are plenty of other good sites out there.