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The best October Prime Day gaming deals

The best October Prime Day gaming deals


It’s a great time to save on console and PC games, especially if you’re stocking up on slightly older titles hitting bargain prices.

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Left to right: the Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PlayStation 5 consoles standing vertically on a TV cabinet.
All kinds of PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch games and accessories are on sale.
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Amazon’s fall Prime Day event is underway. For more deals we recommend across all categories, check out our full roundup here.

Amazon Prime Day is one of the best times of the year to save on a wide variety of video games. Titles released in the last few months are getting some decent discounts (which still beats paying full price), and many older games from the last few years fall to their best bargain-bin prices (which is great for stocking up on those “Man, I’ve been meaning to get around to that one” games).

Here, we’ll go over all the best gaming deals we can scrounge up during Prime Big Deal Days across PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. We’re also on the lookout for hardware deals on things like controllers, streaming peripherals, and the consoles themselves.

Video games

Screenshot from God of War Ragnarök featuring Kratos gently touching the face of his teenage son, Atreus

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.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is quite possibly one of the best co-op beat-em-ups of all time. It supports up to six players locally or online, and Amazon is selling the physical version for Nintendo Switch for $22.99 ($12 off) or for PlayStation 4 and Xbox for $24.99.
  • It’s spooky season, and that means it’s a great time to play any of The Dark Pictures Anthology games from Supermassive Games. House of Ashes, the third installment in the series, is just $12.49 (around $17.50 off) on PS5 at Amazon. It’s a mix of choose-your-own-adventure suspense, horror, exploration, and bits of supernatural action. Expect lots of blood.
  • The venerable Madden NFL 24 is down to $42.99 ($27 off) for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox.
  • Marvel’s Midnight Suns may not have been a sales success, but if you’re a fan of Marvel superheroes, XCOM-like tactics games (with cards, in this case), and lots of interpersonal relationship management (including some romancing) then you should check it out on PS5 for just $22.49 ($18 off) at Amazon.
  • If you were hoping to burn through Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales before Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 arrives later this month, the PlayStation 5 exclusive is on sale at Amazon for $39.99 ($30 off), nearly its best price to date. Read our review.
  • Tchia: Oléti Edition is on sale at Amazon for $23.74 ($11 off) on PlayStation 5 and PS4. The colorful exploration game takes some cues from Breath of the Wild, delivering a love letter to the culture and people of the South Pacific island New Caledonia (yes, it’s a real place).

PowerWash Simulator

$2524% off

PowerWash Simulator is exactly what it sounds like, and yet, instead of monotonous labor, it’s a joyous FPS game that’s oddly satisfying to play — especially with a buddy in co-op.

A screenshot of Demon’s Souls (2020) on the PlayStation 5.

A remake of the 2009 game Demon’s Souls by FromSoftware, rebuilt from the ground up by Bluepoint Games.


The remake of the 2005 classic, first launching on the Nintendo GameCube, is a massive graphical overhaul that stays true to its horror action roots.

  • It’s got nothing to do with Prime Day, but Humble has a sweet Bandai Namco PC game bundle running now. It costs just $10, and you get Tekken 7, Code Vein, Katamari Damacy Reroll, God Eater 3, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, .hack//G.U. Last Recode, and Pac-Man Museum Plus — all of which are redeemable on Steam.
  • Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X editions of Diablo IV are on sale at Amazon right now for just shy of $50, which is about $20 off and a new low on the excellent action role-playing game. If you want to save more and don’t mind a used copy, GameFly has it for $29.99. Read our review.
  • Atomic Heart on Xbox Series X is selling for a new low price of $34.99 ($25 off) at Amazon. It’s also available on Xbox Game Pass if you subscribe.
  • The Last of Us Part I, a remastered version of the landmark PS3 game that inspired the much-lauded HBO show, is down to $45.99 ($24 off) on Amazon. The recent PS5 remake tells the same story as the 2013 original, only with improved visuals, faster load times, and a number of quality-of-life improvements. Read our review.
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for the PlayStation 5 is on sale at Amazon for $29.99 ($40 off).
  • The Switch version of Octopath Traveler II, a tactical RPG that pulls heavily from classic Final Fantasy titles, is on sale at Amazon for $42.25 ($17 off). You don’t have to have played the prior game to enjoy the game’s storyline or attractive “HD-2D” sprites, either, as it’s just as welcoming to newcomers as returning players.
  • The recently launched cooperative heist shooter Payday 3 on PS5 is selling for $29.99 ($10 off) at Amazon.
  • Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon for the Nintendo Switch is $29.99 ($30 off) at Amazon-owned Woot.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is an excellent turn-based strategy game that pairs classic Mario characters with the chaotic Rabbids for an encore performance.

  • Mario Golf: Super Rush on the Switch is selling for $39.99 ($20 off) in either physical cartridge or digital form at Amazon.
  • Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch is also $39.99 ($20 off) at Amazon for the physical or digital versions. Enjoy some of the most punishing Mario levels in existence (care of the vibrant community’s user-created stages) for the lowest price around.

Metroid Dread

$6033% off

Metroid Dread is the fifth mainline entry in Nintendo’s storied franchise. The 2D side-scroller is a direct sequel to Metroid Fusion, a Game Boy Advance title from 2002. Read our review.


Inspired by the animated cartoons of the 1930s, Cuphead is a platformer and bullet-hell game with a stylish nod to old cartoons. It’s also an unforgiving platformer with a high skill ceiling and little room for error. The Nintendo Switch cartridge version includes the Delicious Last Course DLC expansion, adding Ms. Chalice as a playable character.

Stray by Annapurna Interactive


$4040% off

There’s a great game underneath the charm in Stray. It’s a puzzle-based stealth game where you have to see solutions as a cat would and occasionally run for your life from the all-consuming zurk species.

  • Comedic first-person shooter High On Life for PC is selling for $36.02 ($39 off) on Steam. The game features various celebrity cameos in the form of talking alien guns that you wield.
  • Goat Simulator 3 for the PS5 is on sale at Amazon for $9.99 ($20 off).
  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 4 (with free PS5 upgrade) is selling for $24.99 ($25 off) at Amazon.

A gift card for Sony’s PlayStation Store is good for all kinds of titles, add-ons, and downloadable content. They are normally sold in $10, $25, $50, and $100 values. For Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days, you can get a $10 Amazon digital credit with the purchase of a $100 PlayStation gift card when you redeem the on-page coupon or use code PSN100 at checkout.

  • Streets of Rage 4 for PlayStation 4 is just $19.29 ($15 off) at Amazon. That’s a whole lot of four-player co-op arcade brawling for not a lot of money.

Consoles, controllers, and accessories

  • Hallmark’s Nintendo Entertainment System Console Ornament is on sale for $16.16 (about $4 off) at Amazon. The tiny NES replica has a little copy of the Super Mario Bros. in it, and when you press its power button, it lights up and plays the classic Mario theme with sound effects.

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s flagship console, serving as its most powerful (and biggest) option. While the Series S is aimed at smooth 1440p performance and takes a disc-less approach, the $500 Series X is focused on fast 4K gameplay.

Backbone One

$10030% off

The Backbone One mobile controller can connect to iPhones as far back as the 6S generation through the Lightning port. It’s a fully featured controller complete with dual analog sticks, a headphone jack, and its own software for capturing screenshots and connecting to game streaming services.


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.

  • Jsaux’s 45W USB-C charger with a five-foot cable and included right-angle adapter may be designed for the Steam Deck, but it’s also a great charger for a Nintendo Switch or just about any USB-C phone or tablet. It’s just $15.19 ($3 off) right now at Amazon.
  • Razer’s wired Wolverine V2 Chroma has fallen to a new low at Amazon, where you can grab it for just $87.99 ($62 off). The terrific Xbox controller features a total of six remappable buttons — more than any other Xbox controller we’re aware of — along with clicky buttons and an attractive touch of RGB lighting on the grips.
  • The cheaper Razer Wolverine V2 controller in white with a built-in USB cable and no RGB lighting is also on sale at Amazon, currently at $45.99 ($54 off).
  • The GameSir G7 wired controller for Xbox and PC is on sale for $35.99 ($9 off) at Amazon. It’s a straightforward third-party gamepad, though it also has two programmable rear buttons, clicky face buttons, and a paintable front shell that is attached with magnets.
  • Another nifty GameSir controller on offer is the T4 Kaleid, which is on sale for $33.59 ($8 off). This is the first time the transparent wired controller with RGB lighting has gone on sale. It sports drift-free Hall effect sticks and is compatible with PC, Nintendo Switch, and Android.

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.

A hand picking up the white 8BitDo Ultimate Bluetooth Controller from its charging cradle.

The 8BitDo Ultimate Bluetooth Controller comes with its own charging dock, features remappable controls, and is compatible with the Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, and Windows PCs thanks to its Bluetooth and 2.4GHz connectivity. Unlike the 2.4GHz-only version, it features drift-free Hall effect sticks.

Nintendo Switch console shown with Hori’s Split Pad Compact controllers plugged in.

The Hori Split Pad Compact offers a comfortable grip for using your Nintendo Switch in handheld mode without the added bulk that comes with the Split Pad Pro.

  • The RGB-ified PowerA Spectra Infinity Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox and PC is on sale at Amazon for $29.99 ($15 off). In addition to its colorful lights, it’s one of the cheapest controllers around to sport hair trigger lockouts.
  • The PDP Victrix BFG Wireless Controller for PlayStation 5, PS4, and PC in its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II-branded black-and-gold design is on sale at Amazon for $169.99 ($30 off). I know this controller looks very Extra (and it is), but it’s a very versatile DualSense alternative if you like FPS and fighting games. It’s got multi-stage hair triggers, and its sticks and face buttons can be swapped out for an Xbox-style layout or as a six-button fightpad.

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Wireless gaming headsets, Laptops, and PC accessories

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15

$205027% off

The Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 is meant to be a fully featured beefy desktop replacement — without as much beef to haul around. Read our review.

Best Laptop 2023: Asus ROG Flow Z13 on a white table.

Asus ROG Flow Z13

$130031% off

The ROG Flow Z13 is a gaming tablet with a detachable keyboard, kickstand, and plenty of chops for QHD gaming.

Sony InZone H3

$10042% off

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 audio profile of InZone headsets with the InZone companion app and Sony’s Spatial Sound Personalizer.

Sony InZone H9

$30018% off

The H9 are at the top end of Sony’s InZone gaming headsets. They feature active noise cancellation, compatibility with both PCs and the PlayStation 5, and can simultaneously connect to two devices (one over 2.4GHz wireless and one over Bluetooth).


The Razer Blade 14 is a heavy-duty gaming laptop in a light and portable chassis. It features a Ryzen and GeForce RTX GPUs, with a vibrant RGB keyboard.


Elgato’s Stream Deck Mini is a smaller, six-key version of its popular macro pads. Its LCD keys can be customized to offer quick one-button macros during a livestream, or it can simply control shortcuts on your computer and connect to your smart home.

Storage for consoles and PCs

  • A massive 1TB SanDisk Extreme microSD card is now $89.99 $79.99 ($13 off) at Amazon. That can store a whole lot of games on a Steam Deck or Nintendo Switch.

This Samsung Evo Select microSD card offers 512GB of extra storage for a Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, or Asus ROG Ally at a good price point.


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.


The WD_Black SN850X is one of the fastest M.2 drives around, with a sequential read speed of up to 7,300 MB/s and a write speed of up to 6,600 MB/s. It performs best in a PC with a PCIe 4.0 motherboard or in a PS5 (with a requisite heatsink).


Samsung’s ultra-fast 990 Pro is a PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD that can reach sequential read speeds of 7,450MB/s and write speeds of 6,900MB/s. It’s more than capable for high-end PC builds, and its preinstalled heatsink means it’s easily installable into a PlayStation 5. Its heatsink even has a bit of RGB lighting for some extra pop (if you’re able to see it).

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

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 Western Digital WD_Black C50 Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X / S consoles is selling for a new low price of $124.99 ($25 off) at Amazon.

Tabletop games

Catan CU (promo image)


$4945% off

The iconic board game classic that has players strategically competing and trading for resources.

  • Happy Salmon is selling for just $8.63 ($4 off) at Amazon. The kid-friendly party card game by the Exploding Kittens creators is something you can play to completion in just a few minutes. It’s a great ice breaker for adults and children alike, getting everyone out of their seats and quickly causing a raucous. Just try not to make those salmon so happy you end up with bruised forearms (you’ll see what I mean).
  • Resource management game Splendor is on sale at Amazon for $19.97 ($25 off), which is one of its lowest prices. It’s a competitive game set in Renaissance Europe, where you compete with up to three other players to build the best jewelry business — and it’s a modern tabletop classic.

Update October 11th, 6:03PM ET: Removed a deal that expired and adjusted prices on a few deals that actually got cheaper.