FIFA 16 is Unavailable on Amazon without Prime
Amazon, the online shopping mogul, has come under fire over recent weeks. Gamers across the UK are complaining about the inability to purchase certain games. Interestingly, Amazon.co.uk has made many top games Amazon Prime exclusives, even though theyre available from other resellers.
If you want to buy games such as FIFA 16, Grand Theft Auto V, Far Cry Primal, Minecraft, Rainbow Six Siege, or Assassins Creed Syndicate direct from Amazon then youre out of luck, unless you subscribe to Amazon Prime.
You can still buy them from third party sellers on Amazon.co.uk, but Amazon themselves will not let you buy the games from them unless you pay for a years Amazon Prime subscription.
As self-defeating as that seems its something Amazon.com has been doing with various entertainment products, such as music albums, for a while now. Although these video game restrictions for the UK only seem to have come into play last night.
They were first spotted by Videogamer, who received the following statement from Amazon.co.uk:
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.