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The best gaming deals of Amazon Prime Day

The best gaming deals of Amazon Prime Day

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Major sales are still happening on new games, older games, and all kinds of accessories for day two of Prime Day.

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Between the ongoing Steam Summer Sale and now Amazon Prime Day, it’s a great time to save on a wide swath of video games for both consoles and PC alike. Whether you play games on Sony’s PlayStation 5, the Nintendo Switch, Microsoft’s Xbox Series X / S, or a Windows PC, gaming can be an expensive hobby — especially with more and more games launching at the higher $69.99 pricing tier. But, thankfully, there are still a number of worthwhile gaming deals available to snag before Prime Day officially comes to a close in just a few hours.

Here, we’ll highlight and list out all the exceptional gaming deals we can find this Prime Day — on both the games themselves and the accessories that accompany them. From headsets and controllers to monitors and related tech for streaming on Twitch or YouTube, we got it all.

The best Amazon Prime Day deals on video games

Screenshot from Tears of the Kingdom featuring Link, a blond-haired slight build man, falling through the sky as Hyrule unfolds below him.
$52

Tears of the Kingdom is the latest installment in the long-running Zelda franchise. The storyline and gameplay are similar to that of Breath of the Wild, but enough has changed to make Link’s return to Hyrule plenty special.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
$30

This remastered rescue from the Wii U generation has new life on the Nintendo Switch, with classic-style 2D platforming action for up to four players across over 160 levels.

  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond on the Nintendo Switch is $35.99 ($24 off) at Amazon. The remastered take on the Nintendo DS classic from 2007 stays pretty true to its roots but brings with it a revamped, chibi art style.
  • Octopath Traveler II for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 is selling for shy just of $40 ($20 off) at Amazon. The old-school tactical RPG has some lovely sprite graphics as well as an engrossing, detailed story.
  • Another classic tactical RPG, Tactics Ogre: Reborn, is on sale for $29.99 ($20 off) for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PS5 at Amazon.
  • Elden Ring on PC (Steam) is on sale at Newegg for $37.99 ($22 off) when you use promo code FTTCUAZ49 at checkout. That’s about as low as you can get for last year’s biggest game, which runs great on the Steam Deck.
  • If you want to go back to the modern, remastered roots of FromSoftware’s Souls-like genre, Demon’s Souls for PlayStation 5 is on sale at Amazon for $29.99 ($40 off).
Screenshot from God of War Ragnarök featuring Kratos gently touching the face of his teenage son, Atreus
$20

While Ragnarök’s third-person action gameplay feels similar to its predecessor, its story is far more ambitious. As Kratos wishes to bury his past, he’s trying to convince his young son, Atreus, not to follow a tempting path at discovering his godhood and defying prophecy. Read our review.

Ring Fit Adventure

$8038% off
$50

Ring Fit Adventure is Nintendo’s fitness-focused exercise game for the Nintendo Switch. In addition to the game, Ring Fit Adventure also includes a Ring-Con and a leg strap. Read our review.

  • Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut for PS4 and PS5 is $29.99 ($40 off) at Amazon.
  • Bayonetta 3 for Nintendo Switch is on sale for $39.99 ($20 off) at Amazon.
  • Hogwarts Legacy on PC (Steam) is down to just $39.99 ($20 off) at Newegg when you use offer code FTTCUAZ52.
  • Dying Light 2 Stay Human for PlayStation 4, PS5, and Xbox Series X is on sale for around $24 ($34 off) on Amazon.
  • No Man’s Sky is available at Amazon for around $39.99 (about $20 off) for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5.
  • The PlayStation 5 version of The Nioh Collection, which contains both of Team Ninja’s challenging Souls-like action-adventure games Nioh and Nioh 2, is on sale for $29.99 ($40 off) at Amazon.
The cover art for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, showing main character Cal Kestis and his droid, BD-1, in front of a desolate backdrop.
$30

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is the captivating sequel to 2019’s Fallen Order, one that continues the story of Cal Kestis and his little droid, BD-1. It’s an action-adventure game blending elements of games like Tomb Raider, Metroid, and God of War — except you’re a Jedi with a lightsaber. Read our review.

  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is down to $34.99 ($15 off) at Amazon for the PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox.
  • If you love rhythm games, music from the Final Fantasy series, and cute chibi characters, then Theatrhythm Final Bar Line is the perfect game for you. It’s currently on sale at Amazon for $34.99 ($15 off) for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
  • Atomic Heart for the PS5, PS4, and Xbox is down to $47.49 ($22 off) at Amazon.
  • Forspoken is available for the PlayStation 5 for around $44 ($25 off) at Amazon.
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem for the PS5 and Xbox Series X is on sale for $37.99 ($22 off) at Amazon.
A screenshot of Mario twirling his hat on his finger in Super Mario Odyssey.

Super Mario Odyssey

$6033% off
$40

The keystone Mario title for the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Odyssey, doesn’t disappoint. The game brings plenty of fun, new mechanics, and ample charm.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

$6050% off
$30

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still receiving updates for the Nintendo Switch in the form of new characters and tracks to choose from.

The best Amazon Prime Day deals on controllers and consoles

Nintendo Switch OLED

$35017% off
$290

The Nintendo Switch OLED model packs in a bunch of subtle refinements, including a seven-inch OLED display, improved audio performance, and a better kickstand. 

The Verge’s Adi Robertson wearing a Quest 2.
$249

The Meta Quest 2 virtual reality headset supports a 120Hz refresh rate for certain games as well as the ability to connect wirelessly to gaming PCs.

  • The GameSir T4 Kaleid for the Nintendo Switch, PC, and Android is a wired controller with drift-free Hall effect analog sticks and a see-through design that lets its RGB lighting really shine. It’s currently selling for $33.59 (about $8 off) at Amazon for Prime members, which is as cheap as you’re going to find for Hall effect sticks.
  • While it oddly doesn’t have hall effect sticks like its Bluetooth counterpart, 8BitDo’s Ultimate 2.4G Controller for PC and Android is still a great wireless gamepad for $41.99 ($8 off), which is its current price at Amazon. It uses an Xbox-style layout for its sticks and face buttons, and sports two programmable rear buttons.
  • Razer’s Universal Quick Charging Stand for Xbox Series X / S controllers is selling for $25.99 ($14 off) in a variety of colors. The charging stand comes with a rechargeable battery to load into your Xbox controller as well as a replacement battery cover and USB cable.
$25

The PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller is a budget-minded wired controller for Xbox and PC that connects via Micro USB and features two customizable buttons on its rear. It’s offered in many different colors and licensed designs.

$44

The official Xbox Wireless Controller has a dedicated share button for saving clips and screenshots and sharing them online, Bluetooth support, and a USB-C port for charging up Microsoft’s play-and-charge rechargeable battery.

$10

PowerA’s MOGA Play & Charge is a smartphone clip that attaches your phone to an Xbox controller for mobile games and streaming via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It also packs a small, built-in 1,500mAh power bank for charging via USB-C.

$70

Microsoft’s special-edition controller features an earthy, multitoned colorway with topographically styled texturing. It also comes bundled with a rechargeable battery and USB-C charging cable.

  • Razer’s Wolverine V2 wired controller isn’t the best value at full price, but since it’s currently selling for $50.98 ($49 off) at Amazon, it’s a much more appealing prospect if you want a customizable gamepad with lots of extra buttons.
  • And if you want all that customizability plus all the RGB lighting that Razer is known for, the Wolverine V2 Chroma Pro wired controller for Xbox / PC is down to $89.99 ($60 off) $109 ($41 off) at Amazon. Again, it’s not the best value, but it’s a unique controller that’s currently selling for its best price ever.
$20

The 8BitDo Ultimate Wired Controller features two rear buttons, is customizable, and is compatible with both Xbox and PC.

8BitDo Pro 2

$5020% off
$40

The 8BitDo Pro 2 offers many of the same features as the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller but at a lower price point and with a DualShock-style layout. It features extra triggers, hand grips, remappable buttons, and back paddles, as well as the ability to pair with a range of devices via Bluetooth.

  • If you own a Nintendo Switch Lite, one of the coolest cases is Nintendo’s Flip Cover and Screen Protector, which is on sale for an all-time low of $21.99 ($18 off) on Amazon.
  • Ever feel like playing the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode is a little uncomfortable? Try Hori’s Split Pad Comfort, which replaces the stock Joy-Cons with larger — but not gigantic — grips that are comfier to hold during longer sessions. Amazon is selling the Split Pad Comfort in red for $40.99 ($9 off), gray and yellow for $41.99 ($8 off), or with a Pokémon design depicting either Pikachu for $47.99 ($12 off) or Gengar for $51.99 ($8 off). Just keep in mind that these cute controllers lack rumble and Amiibo support.

The best Amazon Prime Day deals on gaming headsets and PC peripherals

Sony InZone H3

$10040% off
$60

The InZone H3 is the wired (3.5mm / USB-A) model in Sony’s latest lineup of gaming headsets, which are compatible with both PlayStation and PC. You can customize the sound profile of InZone headsets with the InZone companion app and Sony’s Spatial Sound Personalizer.

$60

The wireless HyperX Cloud II features a comfortable design, a virtual 7.1 surround sound mode, and USB-C support. Read our review.

$109

The Steelseries Arctis 9 can pair over 2.4Ghz and Bluetooth channels simultaneously, allowing you to listen to two separate audio streams. This also allows the headset to pair with PCs and all current consoles.

  • The SteelSeries Aerox 5 wireless mouse is on sale for $89.99 ($40 off) at Amazon for Prime subscribers. The Bluetooth 5.0 and 2.4GHz wireless mouse features RGB lighting and a honeycomb cutout design to keep its weight down to just 74 grams.
  • All three configurations of SteelSeries’ Arena PC gaming speakers are on sale at Amazon. The base Arena 3 with a simple 2.0 sound setup is $89.99 ($30 off), the RGB-equipped Arena 7 with a 2.1 setup that includes a 6.5-inch subwoofer is $224.99 ($75 off), and the 5.1 surround sound Arena 9 is $439.99 ($110 off).
$70

This camera-powered dynamic LED light strip matches the colors being displayed on your screen while gaming and offers four preset game-match modes that can deliver various effects. Read our review.

A lineup of Steam Deck handheld PC consoles outfitted in Jsaux’s colorful see-through backplates.
$26

The Jsaux Transparent Back Plate lets you see some of your Steam Deck’s insides — and keeps your fan from working as hard thanks to a built-in passive cooling plate. It now comes in a variety of frosted colors, including atomic purple.

$24

A protective modular case system for Valve’s Steam Deck. It consists of a base case with grippy texture, a built-in kickstand, a removable lid, and a rear mounting system that can attach a power bank using an adjustable strap or Jsaux’s add-on cooling fan.

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The best Amazon Prime Day deals on gaming monitors and laptops

$550

One of Samsung’s curved gaming monitors with 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, HDR support, and QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution.

  • MSI’s 17.3-inch GF Series laptop with a 12th Gen Intel 12700H CPU, RTX 3050 Ti GPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and 144Hz 1080p display is on sale at Newegg for $799 ($100 off).
  • For an all-AMD entry-level gaming laptop from MSI, you can get the 15.6-inch MSI Bravo with Ryzen 7 5800H CPU, Radeon RX6500M GPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and 144Hz 1080p screen for $749.99 ($150 off) at Best Buy.
The Asus ROG Flow X13 connected to the XG Mobile.

Asus ROG Flow X13

$160047% off
$850

While you can buy this 13-inch 2-in-1 laptop along with an external graphics card amplifier for $3,000, it’s a great value by itself if you want to do some casual gaming.

The Zephyrus G15 in Eclipse Gray open, angled to the right. The screen displays the ROG logo.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15

$162032% off
$1100

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 is one of the best gaming laptops that you can currently purchase. It’s tough to beat the performance for the cost.

  • If you fancy an absolutely massive laptop for some heavy-duty gaming, the 18-inch Asus ROG Strix with a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU, an RTX 4080, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and a 240Hz QHD (2560 x 1600) display is down to $2,099.99 ($400 off) at Best Buy. Yes, that’s a 4080 and an 18-inch screen with a lovely 16:10 aspect ratio. For the sake of your personal health and safety, please do not put this on your lap.

The best Amazon Prime Day deals on storage for consoles and PCs

A Seagate 1TB Expansion Card plugged into the back of an Xbox Series X console.
$130

Proprietary SSD expansion for the Xbox Series X / S consoles. The plug-and-play drives are designed to be as fast as the Xbox internal SSD and are sold in 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB configurations.

  • The extra-fast Western Digital Black SN850X 2TB NVMe SSD with a heatsink is on sale at Amazon for $142.99 ($167 off).
  • If you’re building a desktop PC and don’t need a heatsink but want a lot of superfast storage, the Western Digital Black SN850X 4TB SSD is $229.99 ($240 off) at Amazon and Best Buy.
$100

Samsung’s 980 Pro is a fast PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD that’s capable of sequential read speeds of up to 7,000MB/s and write speeds of up to 5,000MB/s. These specs make it a great choice for a modern PCIe 4.0-equipped PC or for a PS5.

$55

Adata’s Gammix S70 Blade offers up to 7,400MB/s and 6,800MB/s of sequential read and write speeds in PCIe 4.0 machines or up to 3,400MB/s read and 3,000MB/s write in PCIe 3.0 rigs. It’s compatible with the PS5.

  • You can add lots of storage to a Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, or Asus ROG Ally with some great deals on microSD cards. For example, the SanDisk Extreme 512GB microSD is $39.99 ($69 off) at Amazon.

The best Amazon Prime Day deals on tech for streaming

  • The Elgato Facecam is on sale for $119.99 ($30 off) at Amazon, which is a new low. The 1080p camera is a little on the jumbo size for webcams, but it has a great selection of adjustable software controls and features an ultrawide 82-degree field of view.
  • The HyperX QuadCast condenser mic for PC, PlayStation, and macOS is selling for $89.99 ($50 off) at Amazon. The bold red-colored mic has four selectable pickup patterns, an internal pop filter for taming plosives, and a headphone jack for self-monitoring.
A black Elgato Stream Deck MK.2 sitting on a white desk beside a keyboard, mouse, laptop, and decorative white accessories.
$120

The MK. 2 version of the standard Stream Deck comes with 15 programmable buttons along with a swappable faceplate and a detachable stand.

  • Logitech’s StreamCam is now $129.99 ($40 off) at Amazon. It’s a fine 1080p webcam for everything from videoconferencing to Twitch streaming, even if its USB-C cable being permanently attached is slightly annoying. Read our webcam buying guide.
  • The Elgato Collapsible Green Screen Chrome Key Panel is on sale at Best Buy and Amazon for $117.99 ($42 off).
Elgato Key Light Mini

Elgato Key Light Mini

$10040% off
$60

The Key Light Mini is an 800-lumen light, and it features OSRAM LEDs just like its pricier next of kin, the $199.99 Key Light. Other key specs include a built-in battery that can last up to four hours and support for a 60-minute fast charge via its 15W USB-C charging port. Its color temperature can be adjusted between 2,900 and 7,000 degrees Kelvin.

  • Amazon is selling the Elgato Ring Light and Elgato Key Light for $125.99 ($74 off) and $139.99 ($60 off), respectively. These bright, soft LEDs with adjustable color temperature can be controlled on your computer via Wi-Fi.

Update July 12th, 7:46PM ET: Updated article to reflect recent availability and pricing, as well as the fact that Prime Day is almost over.