Earlier today, Videogamer.com first reported that Amazon was barring non-Prime members from purchasing certain video games.
These video games, which currently include GTA V, Rainbow Six Siege and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, have all fallen under the “Prime Exclusive Items” section from Amazon, which prevent them from being purchased by non-Prime members.
Spotted just this morning by browsing customers, the list of video games exclusive to Amazon Prime members currently includes the console versions of FIFA 16, Far Cry Primal, Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Star Wars Battlefront.
When asked for comment by Videogamer, Amazon UK had this to say: “One of the many benefits of Amazon Prime is access to exclusive selection on a number of great products. Customers who are not Prime members can sign-up for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime, or they can purchase those items through a marketplace seller.”
Therefore, while Amazon is imposing this ban on non-Prime members, they still allow the same products to be purchased through third-party websites.
A yearly subscription for Amazon Prime currently stands at $99.