In a surprise move yesterday Amazon added a $10 promo credit to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 copies of Madden NFL 25 (excluding the Anniversary Edition) for both ongoing sales and consumers who pre-ordered. Elsewhere NewEgg via Ebay had copies going for $45 but their supply was run through fairly quickly. Costco meanwhile is selling the game for $55. As was the case with NCAA Football 14 it’s likely some retailers will drop the price temporarily on Madden even lower within the next week or two.
The Amazon deal though is especially enticing to 360 owners who plan on buying an Xbox One. With Amazon’s trade-in offer, in which they’ll provide $50 credit to put towards the same game on the Xbox One, it essentially makes the 2 1/2 month rental of the current-gen version free when factoring in the bonus $10 promo.