Amazon Prime Follow-Up

Last week, I wrote a piece comparing Amazon's new Prime offer for games to Best Buy's Gamers Club Unlocked program. The long and short of it was that I still find Best Buy to be better deal, but Amazon had won me back over to order Wave 3 of the LEGO Dimensions sets. Historically, I've never had issues with my orders from Amazon arriving late. In fact, they often arrive earlier than projected and every game I've ever pre-ordered has arrived on launch day.

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Pre-Order Discounts

When Amazon announced today that it would offer a 20% discount on video game pre-orders to its Prime subscribers, many rightly identified it as a shot across the bow at Best Buy's Gamers Club Unlocked. But the immediate cries of this bringing about the end of Best Buy's program, or even moreso Gamestop, seem far too reactionary to me.

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