Grand Theft Auto V isn’t hitting the PC until this March, but Amazon.com users who want the game for the Xbox One, PS4, PS3, and Xbox 360 can buy Grand Theft Auto V right now for a significant discount. Rockstar games has always been pretty good about offering up reasons why gamers should purchase their Grand Theft Auto games ahead of time. Usually, those incentives have to do with in game offers, but you’re usually not going to get the company offering up much in the way of extras to buy it once it’s hit the market.
This time around, it’s actually a retailer that is reportedly offering up a nice little incentive for buying a game that is already out, perhaps as a way to drive up users of the console versions before the PC version hits stores. First spotted by Winbeta, Amazon.com has the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Grand Theft Auto V listed as available for $39.99. That’s a savings of $20 over the regular retail price.
If you aren’t that concerned with getting the best looking version of the game, you can save an additional $10 and buy the game for the PS3 or Xbox 360. Amazon is offering those versions of the popular title for just $29.99. Most notably, there is no price move at all for the PC version should you want to place a preorder. It looks as though the retail giant is looking to rid itself of a rather large backlog of the console versions of Grand Theft Auto V before people start loading up their PCs.
The drop in price isn’t that surprising when you’re talking about a game that has been on the market for well over a year on the PS3 and Xbox 360. With the current generation version of the title hitting store shelves during the 2014 Holiday season, it was a safe bet the older versions were going to see a drop in popularity. On the other hand, the PS4 and Xbox One game hasn’t been out all that long in video game time. It’s also still plenty popular when it comes to sales charts at the full, regular price.
Perhaps this price drop is nothing more than Amazon gauging the interest in GTA V for consoles a few months before it hits PCs. Maybe Rockstar wants to make sure people remember GTA V during the extended wait. Whatever the reason, if you’ve always been meaning to get Grand Theft Auto V for a console, now’s the time.