Amazon Prime Day’s best video game deals: Nintendo, PS5, Xbox and PC
Don't miss these stonking video game deals on Amazon Prime Day, including cheap Switch consoles, 70% off PS5 games and dirt-cheap PC peripherals.
Previous Prime Day events have really spoiled gamers for choice and 2021 is gearing up to be more of the same (in a good way). The official sale kicks off on Monday 21 June and ends 5pm AEST on Wednesday 23 June.
However, there are already stacks of early-bird specials which we've highlighted below. This includes $70 off Xbox Series S consoles, 70% off PlayStation 5 video games and over $90 off the Nintendo Switch.
Be sure to bookmark our dedicated Prime Day hub to see all the latest offers and shopping tips. Now, onto the deals....
Nintendo Switch deals
The Nintendo Switch was one of the hottest sellers during last year's Prime Day sale thanks to a saving of around $100. We're expecting to see a similar bargain this year, which should work out to around 25-30% off the RRP. In addition to the console, you can also bag big discounts on Switch games and accessories. Here are a few early-bird offers to sink your teeth into:
- Animal Crossing New Horizons: $64 (previously $79.95) "If the hustle and bustle of modern life has got you down, Tom Nook has a new business venture up his sleeve that he knows you'll adore: the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package."
- Bioshock The Collection: $36.24 (previously $89.95) "Experience the unforgettable worlds and monumental stories of the award-winning BioShock series with BioShock: The Collection. Journey to the cities of Rapture and Columbia across BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition, including all single-player add-on content."
- Super Mario 3D All Stars: $64 (previously $79.95) "Play three classic games at home or on the go - all in one package on the Nintendo Switch system! Jump into paintings in Super Mario 64 , clean up paint-like goop in Super Mario Sunshine , and fly from planet to planet in Super Mario Galaxy."
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: $68 (previously $89.95) "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild represents the next great boundary-breaking adventure from Nintendo."
- Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Mario Set): $108 (previously $149.95) "Use the Nintendo Switch system to control your kart and watch as it reacts to what's happening in the game as you boost and drift to victory. Your in-home course comes to life on-screen with a view from right behind the driver's seat."
First things first: If you're holding out hope for a discounted PlayStation 5 console you're going to be sorely disappointed. The PS5 is almost impossible to buy even at full price, so a Prime deal is exceedingly unlikely.
With that said, you can expect plenty of deals on PlayStation 5 games and accessories, some of which have already been popping up on Amazon's sales hub. This includes 70% off Watch Dogs Legion and 56% off Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
There should also be plenty of PS4 deals on offer so keep an eye out for discounted DualShock 4 controllers, PlayStation Plus gift cards and plenty of PlayStation 4 games. Here are a few PlayStation deals that jumped the gun:
- $20 off Battlefield 2042: Get your Battlefield 2042 pre-order on PlayStation 5 for $89, down from $109.95.
- 72% off The Last of Us Part 2: Get The Last of Us Part 2 on PlayStation 4 for just $28, down from $99.95.
- 26% off Resident Evil Village: Get Resident Evil Village for $80.90, down from $109.95.
- Save $15.95 on Returnal: Returnal is now down to $109, a saving of over $15.95 on the RRP.
- 26% off Mass Effect Legendary Edition: Get Mass Effect Legendary Edition for $73.90, down from $99.95.
- Get up to 24% off Warner Bros. video games: Available franchises include Mortal Kombat, Lego Star Wars and Batman.
- Get up to 40% off Ubisoft games: Available franchises include Assassin's Creed, Watchdogs and Just Dance.
- Get up to 40% off Bethesda games: Available franchises include DOOM, Prey and Fallout.
- 20% off Warner Bros. video games
- DualSense Wireless Controllers for $87: The official PlayStation 5 controller is selling for under $100 on Amazon, down from $109.95.
- $20 off PlayStation 5 HD Camera: The PlayStation 5 HD Camera is currently going for $79.95. That's a saving of $20 on the usual RRP of $99.95.
- 72% off Watch Dogs Legion: The latest game in the Watch Dogs franchise is down from $99.95 to $28 on PlayStation 5. That's better than half off!
- 62% off select Ubisoft games: Get 52% off Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Immortals Fenyx Rising on PS4 and PS5. Prices start at $48.
- 18% off Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales: Get 18% off the critically acclaimed PlayStation 5 video game Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales. Normally costing $94.95, it's now down to $78.
- Sackboy A Big Adventure for $78: Sackboy A Big Adventure is now down to $78, a saving of over $30 on the RRP of $109.95.
Much like with the PS5, you can basically forget about the Xbox Series X this year – but Amazon is offering a deal on the Xbox Series S console. You can currently get it for $70 off the RRP. There will also be plenty of games and accessories going for cheap on the big day, with discounts of up to 70% off. Here are a few early deals that caught our eye:
- Star Wars Squadrons: $20 (previously $59.95)
- FIFA 21: $19 (previously $99.95)
- Crash Bandicoot 4 - It's About Time: $49.00 (previously $99.95)
- Destroy All Humans!: $29.50 (previously $59.95)
- Maneater: $36 (previously $59.95)
- Star Wars Jedi - Fallen Order: $24 previously $99.95)
- Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered: $34 (previously $59.95)
- Madden NFL 21: $28 (previously $99.95)
- Watch Dogs Legion (Xbox Series X): $28 (previously $99.95)
- NBA 2K21: $17 (previously $99.95)
- Borderlands 3: $29 (previously $49.95)
Best PC gaming deals
Amazon Prime Day presents an excellent opportunity for PC gamers to upgrade their gaming laptop and score some cutting-edge peripherals on the cheap. Mice, headsets, racing wheels and keyboards will all be part of the sale, including bestselling models from major manufacturers. Although the PC game selection will be smaller, you will still be able to pick up some discounted titles, including Cyberpunk 2077. Here are the best deals so far:
- Razer Blade 15 gaming laptops: $2,349 (previously $3,149)
- Razer Kraken Wired Gaming Headset: $79 (previously $149.95)
- Cyberpunk 2077: $43.80 (previously $99.95)
- Razer Kraken X Multi-Platform Wired Gaming Headset: $61.80 (previously $89.00)
- Razer Death-Adder V2 Pro gaming mouse: $65.02 (previously $139.95)
- Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro MK.2: $324.07 (previously $429)
How to shop the Amazon Prime Day sales
Amazon Prime Day 2021 is an online sale event exclusive to Prime members. A subscription costs $6.99 per year but you can sign up for a free 30-day trial – simply cancel after the sale event to avoid paying extra fees. (For what it's worth, the service is actually excellent value for money – you can see everything that's included in our .)
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