Prime Day Video Game Deals
With Prime Day coming so late this year, it’s basically knocking on the door of Black Friday. That means the line between the two is going to be pretty blurry. Another complicating factor is the upcoming release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. In other words, it’s difficult to predict what kinds of gaming sales Amazon Prime Day will offer this year.
There will absolutely be savings to be found on the games themselves, whether they’re physical or digital. We’ve been seeing lots of first-party Nintendo game deals in the last few weeks, so it’s possible we’ll see the current price trend continue.
The same can be said for Xbox One and PS4 games, as far as sales are concerned. There will be discounted games to load up on, but it’s hard to say which ones will see discounts. In the past, the PlayStation Hits line has seen substantial savings, so keep an eye out for those.As far as PS5 and Xbox Series X are concerned, I don’t think we’ll see any deals. I’m 99% certain of it. We might see some creative bundles go up with another round of preorders, but even that seems like a stretch. With how fast both consoles sold out when they went up for preorder, there’s no real incentive for Amazon to try and dress them up with bundles. Both Sony and Microsoft have said more consoles will be available on their respective launch days, but haven’t said much on more preorders.
For current-gen systems, I wouldn’t be surprised to see savings on PS4 Pro and Xbox One S. After being hard to find, the PS4 Pro recently reappeared at Amazon for its list price (although that’s no longer the case), and the Xbox One S is the only current-gen console not yet discontinued by Microsoft.
PC gamers will almost certainly be able to score some savings on components like GPUs and RAM, as well as gaming monitors and accessories, but don’t expect to see any deals on the RTX 3080. In fact, don’t expect to even see the RTX 3080 at all. Just a hunch, but I don’t think it’s coming back in time for Prime Day.
PS Plus and Xbox Game Pass Deals
I would be extremely surprised if we didn’t see Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or PS Plus deals this Prime Day. Game Pass Ultimate is a fantastic deal as-is, but it’s a definite candidate for a sale on Prime Day. Same thing with PS Plus, which goes on sale pretty frequently anyway. I don’t think we’ll see quite as good a deal on Game Pass as we have in the past, but I think both subscriptions are ripe for savings over Prime Day.
Sign Up for a Free Amazon Prime Trial
Before you can take advantage of the Amazon Prime Day deals, you need to have a Prime membership. The good news is you can sign up for a free trial and take full advantage of the Prime Day savings without paying a penny more. Just make sure to cancel before the 30 days is up, if you decide you don’t want to keep it.