Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite has divided opinion almost down the middle. All MvC fans of all ages have been looking forward to this game for so long, but now that it's been revealed, no one is quite sure how they feel about the aesthetic, the animation, and the combat -- you know, the three things that the series is really known and loved for. There's a playable demo right now, but that hasn't seemed to quell fears that the game might be less than what we were expecting. Thankfully, if you're willing to take the risk, you can also pay less than you were expecting thanks to Amazon (listing here).
Right now you'll find on the Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite listing the price is currently set at $44.32. That's a whopping 26% percent off, which is more than even Amazon Prime members are used to getting for physical games at launch. Prime members enjoy a 20% discount on launch games, but right now everyone can take advantage of an almost $16 discount. If you're planning on picking this up, then you need to pre-order now while the price is low.
We recommend pre-ordering now because there's a good chance that the price will go back up before launch. We saw this happen with Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. At one point the pre-order price was as low as $38, but now it's gone back up at $50. Amazon has a pre-order price guarantee, though, so if you pre-order at a low price, you're guaranteed that you won't pay any more.
What's more, if any other retailer drops their pre-order price below what it is currently, Amazon will automatically match it. If the listing price goes back up, your pre-order price will stay the same. But if it goes back up later and you pre-order later, you're at the mercy of whatever the listing price happens to be.
The reason for the price reduction has not been stated explicitly, but we can be pretty sure that it's due to low pre-order numbers. That doesn't necessarily mean that the game is going to bomb, but if pre-orders aren't shaping up like originally projected, a temporary price drop is an easy way to boost interest. In the end, it's the consumer who wins.
Note: Your Amazon Prime discount will not stack for an additional 20% off of this discounted price.