Amazon US Integrates Metacritic Scores

Amazon US Integrates Metacritic Scores

Published On April 2, 2014 | By Sam Finch | News

Whatever your personal position on the Metacritic, no one can deny its huge breadth, scope and potential to influence the masses on where their pounds, dollars, yen etc should end up when it comes to payday.

In a case of one giant jumping into bed with another in the hope of spawning GIANT sales, Amazon has integrated Metacritic scores into its US games listings, presumably with integration into the UK site to follow. On the other side of the fence, Metacritic is now attaching ‘Buy From Amazon’ links to its metareviews, suggesting something of a symbiotic relationship at work. Let’s see where this business relationship might lead.

Dark Souls II wearing its hefty metascore like a badge of honour on the US Amazon site.

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Sam has been unable to peel his bloodshot eyes and RSI-ridden wrists from the world of gaming since he was first introduced to it, like all good junkies, by his Grandad. From those early days of MegaDrive sweetness, bashing through the throngs of enemies on Shining Force II, his love of all things games has extended upwards and outwards onto a variety of platforms. You can either believe that spiel, or get the real scoop and know that his spaceship actually crashed here some years ago and he is currently incognito as a games writer for Console Monster.