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Best Prime Day gaming deals 2020: What to expect

Despite being postponed until October this year, Amazon’s big blowout sale is finally landing and bringing with it a truckload of sweet, sweet Prime Day deals. Prime Day is already one of the best times of the year to score juicy discounts on all sorts of stuff, and it looks as if the sale itself might be extended awhile longer to make up for the delay — which means that if you’re after some gaming bargains, you might just have some extra opportunities to find them. We can give you an extra leg up, too: Below, we’ve got all the best early and ongoing Prime Day gaming deals along with everything you need to know about how to shop the sale.

Today’s best Prime Day gaming deals

Even if Prime Day hasn’t arrived yet, it’s never too early to shop for deals. The fact that Prime Day lands in the fall this year means that it also sits neatly between back-to-school and holiday sales, and there are plenty of discounts waiting to be snatched up if you know where to look (and in the run-up to Prime Day, there’s no reason to limit yourself to just Amazon, either). Here are a few of the best ones available now from Amazon and other retailers:

  • Borderlands 3 (Xbox One/PS4)$30, was $40
  • Sega Genesis Mini$51, was $80
  • NBA 2K20 (PS4)$25, was $60
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch)$50, was $60
  • Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo Switch)$40, was $60
  • RUNMUS Gaming Headset (Xbox One) $29 with coupon code on page, was $39

NHL 20 Standard Edition - PlayStation 4

$20 $30
Expires soon
Play your friends in elimination games with NHL20. Players skate and pass without slowdown for intense, lifelike gameplay. New goalkeeper A.I. reads the game to actively deflect shots and rebounds.

Respawn Raven-X Gaming Chair

$186 $300
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Respawn is one of the better gaming chair brands, and the gorgeous Raven-X is a nice racing-style seat that offers great support and sturdy build quality that rivals much more expensive chairs.

Red Dead Redemption 2

$35 $60
Expires soon
It's 1899. You're an outlaw in America. Your decision? Stay loyal to the gang who raised you or put your own agenda first, as you rob, steal and fight across the heartland in order to survive.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King - PlayStation 4

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Relive nostalgic adventures as you jump and fight your way through the stories of both classic movies. It includes updated visuals and new mechanics that modernize the iconic games.

'Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition' for Xbox One

$11 $30
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Enjoy beautiful world design and customizable combat in 'Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition' for the Xbox One, which includes the core game along with all DLC published to date.

NBA 2K20

$18 $30
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The most accurate and advanced basketball simulator released to date, NBA 2K20 will have you both playing as your favorite stars and starting from scratch as your own player from rookie to legend.

6 Month Xbox Live Gold Membership

$33 $38
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Lighting fast online multiplayer gaming, free games, exclusive access to weekly sales, and more for six months.

Arozzi Milano Gaming Chair

$199 $250
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A solid, affordable, and slightly more under-stated racing-style gaming chair from Arozzi. Available in a few colors, most of which are on sale right now.

Nintendo Labo Robot Kit

$43 $60
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Combine the technology of the Nintendo Switch with the fun of DIY creations with the Nintendo Labo Robot Kit. Create a wearable robot suit with the included cardboard and accessories.

PowerA Wireless GameCube Style Controller for Nintendo Switch

$37 $50
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If you didn't get a chance to grab the wired GameCube-style Switch controller that Nintendo released a while back, this is the next best thing (and maybe even better since it's actually wireless).

Alienware Wireless AW510H Gaming Headset and AW510K Keyboard

$205 $260
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The headset features 7.1 stereo surround sound and the keyboard has fully customizable lighting.

Borderlands 3

$30 $60
Expires soon
Planet Pandora is in tatters. It's your job as a Vault Hunter to take on insane enemies, score loads of loot, and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in all the land. Sound fun? It is.

14 Day Xbox Live Gold Trial Membership

$5 $9
Expires soon
Lighting fast online multiplayer gaming, free games, exclusive access to weekly sales, and more for 14 days.

12 Month Xbox Live Gold Membership

$56 $60
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Lighting fast online multiplayer gaming, free games, exclusive access to weekly sales, and more for 12 months.

LEGO Harry Potter Collection Standard Edition - Nintendo Switch

Expires soon
Grab your wand and cast your spells when you play LEGO Harry Potter Collection. Follow Harry through Hogwarts while you take on new challenges to help him defeat Lord Voldemort.

Xbox One X (1TB) NBA 2K20 Bundle

$320 $500
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This bundle includes an Xbox One X; a full-game download of NBA 2K20; 1-Month of Xbox Live Gold; 1-Month of Xbox Game Pass, and 1-Month of EA Access.

Corsair T1 Race Gaming Chair

$324 $350
Expires soon
Inspired by actual race car seats (right down to the stitching detail), the Corsair WW T1 is a premium gaming chair that should provide comfort for a long time thanks to its steel-framed construction.

Xbox One Phantom Magenta Special Edition Wireless Controller

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This special-edition Xbox One controller lets you lose pesky wires and experience gaming comfort on Windows 10 PCs and tablets with textured grips and custom button mapping.

Need for Speed Payback

$15 $60
Expires soon
Put the pedal to the metal in Need for Speed Payback as you and your crew take on races, missions, and challenges to exact vengeance on The House, the nefarious cartel that rules the city.

Logitech G533 7.1 Surround Sound Wireless Gaming Headset

$74 $150
Expires soon
The Logitech G533 is one of the most popular wireless over-ear gaming headsets on the market, and this is your chance to grab them at an unbeatable price.

Nintendo Switch 32GB Lite with Carrying Case and Memory Card

$283 $288
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This bundle comes with the Nintendo Switch Lite 32GB, a carrying case, and a 128GB ScanDisk memory card.

1 Month Xbox Live Gold Membership

$9 $10
Expires soon
Lighting fast online multiplayer gaming, free games, exclusive access to weekly sales, and more for one month.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy - Nintendo Switch


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Spyro's back and he's all scaled up. Same sick burns, same smoldering attitude, now all in stunning HD. Spyro is bringing the heat like never before in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy game collection.

3 Month Xbox Live Gold Membership

$20 $25
Expires soon
Lighting fast online multiplayer gaming, free games, exclusive access to weekly sales, and more for three months.

Nintendo Labo Variety Kit

$45 $70
Expires soon
Build yourself different AR-toy products for your Nintendo Switch - A 13-key piano, a fishing pole, or a motorbike.

LEGO Jurassic World - Nintendo Switch

$25 $40
Expires soon
Live through the key moments of all four Jurassic films in LEGO Jurassic World. This thrilling adventure game is presented in LEGO form and humor for an unforgettable gaming experience.

Kingdom Hearts III Standard Edition - PlayStation 4

$15 $40
Expires soon
Defend the land against evil, stop a new war from brewing, and fight new enemies in the 11th installment of this popular series. Its the final chapter in the compelling Dark Seeker saga.

Alienware Wireless 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Gaming Headset

$199 $230
Expires soon
Alienware built its name on high-end gaming PCs and its headset lives up to its lofty pedigree. Its acoustically-tuned drivers deliver great sound, and it can be used in both wired or wireless mode.

Microsoft-Xbox One X Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition Console Bundle

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Getting this deluxe-edition bundle will net you a 1TB console, wireless controller, full-game download of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, plus Xbox Live Gold, Game Pass, and EA access.

When are the best Prime Day gaming deals?

Even if it’s being extended this year (if rumors are true, that is), the Prime Day sale is still a pretty short event and Amazon tends to save the best deals for the sale itself. Nevertheless, Amazon likes to toss out some early deals during the week before Prime Day to entice shoppers. These early Prime Day gaming deals are likely to be no less impressive than the ones you’ll see during the actual sale, so if you see one you like, jump on it. You might not find it at that price again — if it even goes on sale again at all.

What Prime Day gaming deals to expect

Big blowouts like Prime Day offer the best chances during the year to score big items, such as gaming consoles, at a discount. However, we expect to see a ton of games and accessories on sale as well, so now’s also a good time to grab some controllers, headsets, or other peripherals. If you already have your hardware needs covered, then the best Prime Day gaming deals to look for are going to be on games themselves, and you can easily rack up a ton of savings quickly by stacking a bundle of discounted titles. If you have a backlog of recent releases you’ve been meaning to play but have been waiting for the price to drop, now’s the best time to grab them if you’re a Prime member.

The Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch have all been out for quite a few years, and so all are likely to offer some of the biggest discounts among this year’s Prime Day gaming deals (the single unfortunate exception to this might be the Nintendo Switch, which has seemingly been out of stock everywhere for the bulk of 2020). This is especially true now with the new Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 coming down the pipe this holiday season. Retailers, Amazon included, will be looking to make room for next-gen consoles and will thus be eager to move older inventory, making now the perfect opportunity to grab one of those last-gen consoles on the cheap.

Should I shop on Prime Day or wait until Black Friday?

With so many Nintendo games dropping over the next few months, you’ll want to be early to the party to get your top picks. Waiting until Black Friday or Cyber Monday won’t do you any good as your favorite games might sell out on Prime day and not see a restock in time for Black Friday. There also won’t likely be any noticeable differences in prices between those two days, so if you think holding out till late November will save you a few extra bucks, don’t. Get on these Prime Day gaming deals early and have your favorite game in hand just in time for Thanksgiving with the family.

Are any Prime Day gaming deals too good to be true?

There are new games releasing pretty regularly for most gaming consoles. Do your research beforehand so you know which games you want to buy. Always make sure that whichever game you’re buying is compatible with your console. Check the game’s reviews as well. You don’t want to have buyers remorse if you hate the game you buy. Make sure when you buy the games you want it’s always from the official Xbox or Nintendo stores. When buying headsets for your console, always choose headsets with rave reviews and stay clear of unknown brands. Keeping these tips in mind will give you a better experience while shopping these Prime Day gaming deals.

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