Brick and mortar retailers like Best Buy and GameStop have been running midnight release promotions for huge titles like Halo or Call of Duty for years. This tactic secures more sales as it promises to provide consumers with their highly anticipated releases as soon within minutes of the title's official release.
While much of the shift for consumer shopping is headed online, Amazon has been trying to provide enough incentive to win over pre-orders by way of exclusive bonuses as well as first-day delivery guarantee. For the first time ever, Amazon will offer midnight delivery options for any Prime subscriber who pre-orders Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 from the retailer and lives within a select 20 metropolitan areas (Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, Minneapolis, Orange County, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle).
While pre-ordering the game digitally through Xbox Live is likely the most convenient option, someone who wishes to get the physical disc (potentially for resale/trade-in purposes) might want to consider this option should they be eligible.
Pre-orders from Amazon also get access to a bonus NUK3TOWN multiplayer map:
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