When was the last time that you felt good about spending close to $70 on a supposedly $60 game? Sure, having a product shipped directly to you is convenient, but it’s also a good way to rack up your credit card bill.
Thankfully, Amazon is aware of these shipping and handling woes. That’s why the popular retailer is now offering release day delivery for only 99 cents (as opposed to the previous $5.99). And in a world where Steam offers discounts on a weekly basis, that extra $5 can mean a lot.
What does this price reduction mean, you ask? Well, instead of a $60 game costing almost $66 in order to reach your place of residence, many titles will now only run you $60.98.
While every upcoming video game is not currently part of this deal, many major releases–such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, LittleBigPlanet 2, Fallout: New Vegas, and Halo Reach–are included.
You can call it simple competitive pricing, fear of retailers such as Gamestop–and possibly even Steam, or even just an act of good nature (however unlikely that may be)–but regardless, it remains an inciting offer.
Amazon Targets Brick-And-Mortar Stores [Gamasutra]