That’s Amazon UK, by the way. It’s still full price in the US. Sorry.
We know. Pre-ordering is bad. It doesn’t do the consumer any favours, no longer fulfils its original purpose (to allow publishers and distributors to judge demand) and, in the era of day one patches and DLC, leaves pretty much everyone hollow and disappointed. We don’t normally suggest people do it.
But if it’s a game that you’re damn sure that you want – as the latest Legend of Zelda instalment will be for so many Nintendo fans – then there is still one good incentive to pre-order: if you can get some money off.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the new Nintendo Switch has an RRP of $60 US, which basically equates to £60 in our ruined, post-Brexit economy. People are pulling faces about that price for some reason. Yes, it’s a lot of money and it is top whack for a video game, but people aren’t going to get any less enjoyment or value for money out of that game than any other AAA, open-world adventure (like Fallout 4 or Witcher 3) so we’re not entirely sure why there’s so much grumbling and consternation about it.
But if you’re willing to take the leap of faith and pre-order – yes, against all conventional wisdom – them Amazon UK are offering cheap Breath of the Wild pre-orders for the Switch platform. How cheap? £49.99 which, if you’re counting, is 16.67% off.
If you fancy a cheap Breath of the Wild pre-order for the Wii U then Amazon UK have got you covered there, too: £40 exactly – down from an RRP of £49.99 – which is a whopping 20% off. There have to be some benefits for picking the inferior 720p version, after all, and cost is a good way to allay the ire of consumers who can’t get their hands on a Nintendo Switch on March 3, 2017.
There’s no word on whether Amazon will be offering any cheap Breath of the Wild pre-orders in any other locales (like the US) or how long this reduced UK price will last. We’ll keep you posted if any more information comes to light and, of course, these prices were all correct at the time of writing but they are subject to change, at any time, at the whim of the retailers.