Amazon celebrates Appstore's 3rd birthday with 60% off popular titles, discounts on in-app purchases

Various deals will continue for a full two weeks

As the digital confetti sprinkling down the Amazon Appstore website might suggest, Amazon is celebrating the Appstore's third birthday — and that means deals on apps. For the next two weeks, you'll see various deals on apps and games through the Appstore, including up to 60 percent off titles like Wheel of Fortune, Terraria, Batman: Arkham City Lockdown and many more.

Not to leave the free-to-play apps out of the mix, Amazon is also offering discounts on in-app purchases across a variety of great titles — like Asphalt 8, The Hobbit, Sonic Dash and Despicable Me: Minion Rush — that gives 50 percent of the value of your in-app purchases back in the form of Amazon Coins that can be spent elsewhere in the Appstore.

The deals will keep rolling for the next two weeks, so you'll have to keep an eye on the Appstore to keep up on all of the latest deals as they come and go.

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  • Nice! I use this on my Q10 Posted via Android Central App
  • Yay, 60% off apps that haven't been updated in 3 years! Posted via Android Central App
  • Fail comment Posted via Android Central App
  • Not a fail comment. The fact is that the TRUTH HURTS! Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, with 32GBs of internal memory and no sdcard. (Bring on 4.4.2, I can handle it.)
  • Do you actually see apps that are on amazon play store that are out of date from the version on Google play store, and the google play store has these apps updated over 3 years ago (and those updates are not on amazon?)
    I have about 5 apps (among the more popular ones) from amazon play store on my device, and they all get updated within a month or two of when google play store gets the update. Could you share an example? (just curious)
  • Plants vz Zombie's,
    Cardio trainer
    Documents to go
    Office Suite Pro
    Etc etc Posted via
  • None of these* are over 3 years old on amazon play store * not sure what the last item on your list "Pocket" is
  • I didn't say they are 3 years old I pointed out they have not been updated. These are just some of the apps from my app list.
    I stop using the Amazon market a year ago because of apps being abandon or slow updates
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  • well, you responded to my message that was in response to an "exaggerated" 3-years-old statement, so pardon me (I guess) for making that assumption that you felt those were 3 years old.
    Regardless, good idea about not using the amazon market - thankfully, the google play store is around, with timelier updates
  • When Amazon App store started scanning all my apps and telling me to update to the latest version( their version) which was older than what I had I made it kick rock on my device. I stilled used it on my Son's tablet but when Plants VS Zombies kept missing updates and features I just dropped it all together.
  • "within a month or two" That's the reason I dumped the Amazon app store. Sure, in the grand scheme of things not that big of a deal, but the fact that whatever their process is takes so long, I'm worried about being stuck with an app with a problem for one or two months waiting for Amazon... Posted via Android Central App
  • Obviously I was exaggerating, but even a month is too long to wait for an update for an app, especially a paid app. Posted via Android Central App
  • @wyldemf ok. But if you are paying for the app, I have a suggestion for you - buy it from the play store. Why bother with a third party store for paid apps when the same app is available at the same price at the google play store?
  • @Mikey47 Yep - you are right. It is delayed. But most of the apps that I've wanted have been heavily discounted or free (FAOTD) on the amazon play store at one point or the other. If one wants the latest and greatest, the Google play store does sell the app. But for a freebie, a wait of a month or two is ok for me. Having said that, I have slowly started buying the apps from the play store, just because I don't want the bloated amazon play store app to be on my phone.
  • Is Amazon desperate to sell apps? I rooted my Kindle and got the Play store, because Amazon doesn't give me enough services.
  • @tigeryee - yes - because that is where a large portion of the (recurring) revenue comes from. Not from device sales, but from app sales.