Amazon Prime is getting rid of its 20 percent discount for physical copies of video game preorders at the end of the month on August 28.
Two years ago, Amazon introduced a special discount for Amazon Prime subscribers where they can save 20 percent off physical editions of video games if they pre-order them through the Amazon store. This often brought the price of new video games down to $50 or less depending on where you lived.
The decision follows other retailers who've also ended discount pre-order programs, most notably Best Buy's Gamers Club Unlocked. Instead, Amazon will now give Prime members $10 store credit for preordering "select video games" through Amazon, though this is really just a way to get Prime members to spend more money in Amazon, rather than save any.
The news follows an additional announcement that Twitch Prime members (Twitch is owned by Amazon) will now get ads in their videos starting on September 14th. Twitch justifies the removal of one of Twitch Prime's key features by explaining the wealth of value in other Twitch Prime services like the free games and in-game loot.