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The upcoming 6v6 FPS Titanfall (we’re not going to mention the giant mech you already know about), received a nice weekend pre-order discount. The MSRP drops by a nice $12 in North America after a coupon at GameFly. For those in the UK/EU a similar 20% discount will be had instantly and without the need for a coupon. If you haven’t heard about Titanfall then your special rural hiding cave should be congratulated on its effectiveness, because the much-hyped title has already received well over 70 awards — and its not even released yet!
Interested gamers will need to use coupon code FEB20OFF at GameFly which brings the US/CA version to $47.99 after coupon (normally $59.99). For those abroad, the coupon also appears to be working for your respective UK/EU version. This is currently the best pre-order price we’ve seen on the game thus far.
Pre-Order Deals Usually Rare for Triple-A Titles
Since its announcement back in E3 2013, Titanfall is one of those AAA titles which was rarely discounted at digital retailers during the pre-order phase – a step unusual in the heavy discount world of digital game distribution. The last time we saw Titanfall below the $50 USD mark was well over 5 months ago, while the first discount was exactly 7 months ago. Thus far it looks like EA takes a negative view towards their third party retailers offering discount on EA’s published AAA titles, an understandable angle given EA’s own Origin store has Titanfall at full retail price.
The stricter pre-order pricing policy we’ve seen are strangely more relaxed oversea, where instant savings are more readily available for the title, whether for the physical copy of the game or digital. (Of course, one can argue that when the MSRP of UK or EU game price is closer to a 1:1 ratio to USD, gamers in the UK and Europe are hardly getting a discount).