Amazon Prime Day is now just a month away and we’re going to give you all the information you need regarding the behemoth retailers’ big exclusive sale when it comes to gaming and more. Remember that the Amazon Prime Day deals and offers are exclusive to Amazon Prime members. We will keep our Prime Day page updated with hand-picked offers throughout, including those Lightning Deals that don't stick around long so make sure to bookmark this page. Use the handy links below to jump to different sections of the guide
The 2022 Amazon Prime Day has now officially been slated for July 12th and 13th so get that in your calendars. Last year the event happened in June as a result of the pandemic but now we’re back to the regular July window that we saw prior to COVID. The sale will span across 2 days (lasting a full 48 hours) and there are sure to be plenty of fantastic savings to be had across all sectors, but we’re going to be focusing on what to expect in gaming including consoles, TVs, peripherals and of course… Games.
When it comes to Xbox we’re quite excited about Amazon Prime Day deals because of the availability of the consoles. The Xbox Series X and Series S stock is relatively stable now to the point that Amazon may offer a slight discount on the console, we’d definitely expect this in the case of the all-digital Xbox Series S. It may be a big ask but what a steal this console would be at the £200 price mark.
Accessories and games are also likely to see some decent offers, last year we saw a few third-party titles reduced and due to the value of Xbox Game Pass for Xbox’s first-party offerings, this will probably be the preference for most Xbox gamers this year as well. We may even see some discounts on Game Pass Ultimate memberships which are always welcome as it is already one of the best deals in gaming.
Nintendo has released a fair few titles this year with Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Nintendo Switch Sports and most recently Mario Strikers: Battle League Football which are all contenders to have a slight discount on Amazon Prime Day. But we’d expect slightly heavier discounts on older games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Metroid Dread. But keep in mind Nintendo Switch games are revered for how well they maintain their value!
We’d expect to see plenty of new Nintendo Switch Bundles come up for the Standard, Lite and OLED models of the console over the 2 day Amazon Prime sale. Hopefully offering value in terms of getting some of the best first-party Nintendo Switch titles for a lot less (maybe even free). We have our fingers crossed for some good deals on the Nintendo Switch OLED being the latest new console from Nintendo.
If we’re being honest we all know PS5 stock across the board is a sore subject. Amazon has been a reliable stocker and tends to stock the console on its own as well as the official bundles that have propped up with Horizon Forbidden West and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Amazon doesn’t charge delivery and sells at RRP to Prime members, and that means they sell out very very quickly. If simply listing the console at its expected RRP leads to instantly selling out, it's unlikely we’re going to see any discounts on the PS5 Disc or PS5 Digital consoles this Amazon Prime Day, and if we’re honest we might not even see any PS5 stock regardless.
But less of that negativity; we now have a decent chunk of titles on PS5, a few big exclusives like Horizon Forbidden West as well as lots of great third-party games such as Elden Ring and Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. This means more options for some decent offers and discounts when compared to last year when the selection was a lot thinner.
We’ve already seen the PS5 DualSense controller discounted earlier this month with the Sony Days of Play sale, but we imagine Amazon will discount these again for their Prime Day Deals and potentially the other official accessories such as the DualSense Charging Station and the Pulse 3D headsets.
One product line that tends to see some great discounts during Amazon Prime Day is PC peripherals/components such as SSDs, gaming keyboards, gaming mice and more. Logitech as a brand tends to see some great prices on their mice, such as the Logitech G Pro and their Logitech G915 Keyboard which are fantastic wireless options if you’re looking to get rid of those pesky wires. If you’re after anything peripheral-related for your computer (i.e. monitors etc.) we definitely recommend holding off till Prime Day if you’re a member because there are often some huge discounts that are worth waiting for.
TVs are often discounted on these big sale days of the year like Black Friday - and Amazon Prime Day is no different. We’d expect to see some solid discounts on a few of the OLED models, such as the LG C1 which saw big discounts on Black Friday at Amazon. We’d expect Samsung Neo QLED to most likely follow suit, and these TVs are certainly some of the premier ways to take advantage of your powerhouse next-generation consoles.
Amazon Prime Day 2022 might reserve the best site-wide deals for Prime subscribers, but this catch has an easy workaround. If you haven’t been an Amazon Prime member for the last 12 months you can sign up for a free trial here. The current trial lasts for 30 days so now we know that the date of Amazon Prime Day 2022 is July 12th-13th you can redeem your membership any time before that date and take full advantage of the great sales. You won’t be charged for your free trial, but you will be upgraded to a full membership automatically if you don’t remember to cancel before the payment date - so make sure to keep that in mind. Obviously, you have nothing to worry about if you’re an existing Amazon Prime member.
So that’s Amazon Prime Day 2022, what deals are you hoping to see this year? Are you already an Amazon Prime member or will you be taking full advantage of the free trial? Let us know down below in the comments.
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