Amazon Prime Day 2021 offers are live right now. And as always, you can find discounts on a huge range of items at the online retailer. Among those discounts, Amazon has all kinds of video game deals at its annual sales event. So whether you’re playing on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or PC, you’re likely to find some great deals.
A quick note: Prime members who purchase a $ 40 Amazon gift card will get a $ 10 credit on their account two days after purchase. This offer can only be used once per account. Finally, you will need a Prime subscription to get the selling prices (start a 30 day free trial here). Read on to see what discounts are available now.
Best Selling Prime Day Video Games
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – 3 months
This is the best deal you’re likely to find anytime soon on what I easily consider the best deal of all games.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
This remake of the 1993 Game Boy game looks like a little diorama coming to life. It’s totally delicious from start to finish, but I recommend using a guide if you don’t know what to do next.
Ghost of Tsushima
This open world game is beautiful and features some of the best fights we’ve seen in a long time.
There is a lot Amazing video game deals during Prime Day, but the ones above are the most popular. They run the gamut in terms of consoles, but these are all amazing deals.
PlayStation Prime Day offers
We’ve rarely seen PS5 games get the discount treatment, and here a bunch of launch and higher PS5 games are slashed to $ 50 or less. Consider buying Demon’s Souls, Sack Boy, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, or more, until the deals last.
Nintendo Switch Prime Day offers
Proprietary Switch games rarely go on sale, but a lot of them are currently at a discount. If you pass up these deals, it might be a while before you review prices like this.
Xbox Prime Day Deals
By far the best Xbox deal right now is the deal that gives you three months of Game Pass Ultimate for $ 29.99. This service gives you instant access to hundreds of Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One games. Plus, you have day one access to a huge range of games that will be released monthly in the future, including Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite.
Prime Day Video Game Accessories Deals
Best Walmart Counter Deals
Other retailers are opposing Prime Day with their own sales. Walmart offers great discounts on items that anyone interested in games may want to check out.
Amazon Prime Free Trial
The first thing you need to know about Prime Day 2021 is that you can’t get any of the discounts if you’re not a Prime member.
Fortunately, you can sign up for a 30 day free trial from Premier. Once done, you can take full advantage of any Prime Day offers you want. Better yet, if you choose not to continue your membership, you can cancel before the end of the 30 days. You will still get discounts on what you bought, but you won’t have to pay anything at all.
Even if you’re not eligible for the free trial, maybe because you’ve used it before, you can still pay a month of Prime ($ 12.99) to get the Prime Day offers and then cancel after that. the end of the sale.
When is the first day?
Prime Day is a two-day event this year. It takes place from June 21 to 22. Here are the specific times for Prime Day:
- The first day begins – June 21 at 12:01 am PT / 3:02 am ET
- End of the first day – June 22 at 11:59 p.m. PT / June 23 at 2:59 a.m. ET
PlayStation Plus and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers
PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles | S on Prime Day
It might go without saying, but since Sony and Microsoft can’t keep the latest generation of gaming consoles in stock, there’s no way they’ll offer discounts on them.
It’s a bummer, but it’s possible that Amazon will receive a replenishment during the event – although that’s not a sure thing. If Amazon gets a restock, it will likely happen out of the blue and just show up on the site without warning. This is how Amazon has put the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S back in stock since their launch.
Prime Day sales from other retailers
Other retailers often hold sales at the same time as Amazon’s Prime Day sale. To that end, it’s certainly wise to keep your eyes peeled for discounts on video games at places like Walmart and GameStop. In fact, Best Buy’s Better Deal and Walmart’s Sale are already live and running until June 22.
Some of the first Prime Day discounts are usually available on Amazon’s own hardware. To that end, you can save money on items like Echo Dot, Echo Buds, and Echo Show. Discover all the Prime Day offers.
And if any of the games featured at E3 appealed to you, take a look at our rundown of where to pre-order all E3 2021 games.
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Chris Reed is Business Writer and Transactions Expert at IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.