It’s been a rough first week for BioWare’s shooter-RPG Anthem, which released last Friday to decidedly tepid reviews. Although the studio has come forward with a 90-day roadmap for updates that will attempt to address some of the more common criticisms, the game certainly hasn’t gotten off on the right foot. It’s also probably not a great sign, then, that Amazon UK has been spotted sending out discount coupons for the game.
As VG24/7 reports, some Amazon UK users are getting emails from the retailer with a £5 off coupon for purchasing Anthem – with a particularly startling title that implies the recipient had already ordered it. Nope, just an ad with a code. Whether this is an attempt by Amazon to offload some of its excess stock or just a run-of-the-mill goodwill effort is unclear, but if you’re an Amazon UK customer with an interest in Anthem, keep an eye on your inbox for a shot at knocking a few quid off the price. And hey maybe let’s not see a repeat of Fallout 76.
Something tells me Amazon thought Anthem was going to sell better so they bought tons of stock… pic.twitter.com/ZpRGbjCjlL
— Mike Rose (@RaveofRavendale) February 26, 2019
OH GOD PLEASE BUY ANTHEM!!!!!
(I saw this come in to my mailbox and I was like "WTF? I didn't order Anthem!" Dick move Amazon) pic.twitter.com/CIpAgIzZTr
— MrTom (@MrTom) February 26, 2019