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Amazon Begins Displaying Metacritic Scores for Games

by Joey Davidson | April 2, 2014April 2, 2014 2:30 pm PDT

Amazon Uses Metacritic Scores on Game Pages

If you pick your video games up on Amazon, you might soon notice an addition to the listing page for each product. Amazon has rolled out their inclusion of Metacritic ratings for select games and users.

Oddly enough, I don’t see the scores for games when browsing the selection from one computer, but I do from another. That tells me that we’re not all getting access to this new feature at once.

This review system shows up alongside their current 5-star rating metric derived from customers. That means Amazon shoppers will instantly see what customers and critics think of the game they might be considering.

Whether you like Metacritic or not, this feature decision is one of convenience. I imagine both companies might see a nice boost in profitability from the inclusion, and consumers win out by potentially being a click closer to a smarter purchase.

What do you think of the addition of Metacritic to game listings on Amazon? Is it something you’ll make use of? Or, do you only head to Amazon when your mind’s already made up?

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Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...


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