Amazon Prime UK Identifies GTA 5, FIFA 15 and More as “Exclusively for Prime Members”
Amazon UK temporarily listed a handful of games including GTA 5, Far Cry Primal and Battlefield Hardline as exclusive to Prime members.
First spotted by VideoGamer, the bizarre changeover blocked non-Prime members from purchasing select games through the online giant. As such, the likes of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Rainbow Six Siege — along with that aforementioned trio — were no longer available to buy through Amazon directly, meaning those non-Prime members affected would have to purchase said titles through third-party retailers.
According to the report, the changes to “Prime-exclusive items” occurred overnight, with Amazon releasing the following statement in response to VideoGamer’s findings:
“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 from a Marketplace seller.”
Since then, Amazon has rolled back the supposed changes, ensuring that the titles affected are available to customers irrespective of the Prime membership. A screenshot, below, indicates the restriction that was in place for most of today on Amazon UK.
To our UK readers, did you spot the glitch before Amazon corrected the issue? Do let us know.