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Amazon is expected tomorrow to roll out the ability for consumers to preorder digital game downloads for PC. Amazon's entry joins a crowded space that includes EA's Origin, Steam, direct2drive, Gamestop, and many other PC game download providers.
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What makes Amazon as the enticing destination for a consumer looking to score a hot game? It could be the pricing, which has always been the trump card of the company. An Amazon representative told CNET that "preorder pricing could be up to 30 percent off launch list price."


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Doesn't seem like a huge deal, I already thought you could preorder through amazon, but price competition is always nice. General competition with steam/origin wouldn't be bad either.

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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood You Save:$28.00 (70%)
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-3-Limited-Edition-Download/dp/B005Q47M56/"]Battlefield 3 - Limited Edition You Save:$17.96 (30%)[/ame]
Edited by DLetsgo - 10/11/11 at 3:44pm
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I preordered BF3 with release day delivery @ Amazon.com, if they do this, I really hope they can change my order to the digital one.
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I preordered BF3 with release day delivery @ Amazon.com, if they do this, I really hope they can change my order to the digital one.
Yeah, I could see that being an issue.

I have always been a fan of having a physical copy of something, I like having the disc and box to keep. If it will be 30% cheaper on launch, I couldn't imagine buying anything besides the discounted download.
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edit, nvm, not relevant.
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If they retain their current pre-order policies [amazon credits, discounts on other games, etc] I would be thrilled to seem them start offering digital pre orders.

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Speaking of Amazon's digital download service, they have Assassin's Creed Brotherhood for PC or mac for $12 right now.

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that is a fantastic deal, thanks
    
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I preordered BF3 with release day delivery @ Amazon.com, if they do this, I really hope they can change my order to the digital one.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-3-Limited-Edition-Download/dp/B005Q47M56/ref=dsvrt_myd_asin_block?t=slicinc-20&tag=slicinc-20"]Amazon.com: Battlefield 3 - Limited Edition [Download]: Video Games[/ame]

Looks like you can get bf3 for $42 on amazon.
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I preordered BF3 with release day delivery @ Amazon.com, if they do this, I really hope they can change my order to the digital one.

It won't matter. You will still have to register it with Origin and you will have it same day but will not have to download and can just install from the disc which will be much quicker. Once installed, add to steam as a non steam game and off you go!

Would be a different story if it was through Steam though as it would be tied to my account in once place and accessed from anywhere.
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>Digital games for more than a third of the full retail price.
>Bleeeaargh.
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Those are some nice prices.

Hopefully Skyrim gets added to this soon.
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