As if you weren’t waiting with bated breath: Prime Day is almost upon us — this year it comes next month in October — and if you’re a PS4 gamer, that means only one thing: Great deals. There are few, if any, better days for tech deals online or in-store, than Prime Day deals. If you’re a PS4 fanatic, you’re going to want to keep your eyes peeled for Prime Day PS4 deals, where the opportunity to update a console, or stock up on games and accessories, can’t be beaten. Here’s the best way to have at it.
When are the best Prime Day PS4 deals?
As we mentioned, Amazon knows its customers and isn’t afraid to give us some previews of the must-have offers coming down the pipe. While some of the best deals won’t arrive until Prime Day, Amazon is known to put out some deals that are just as good the week before. So, if there’s an Assassin’s Creed version you’ve had an eye on, or a specific controller or console you need, the week before is a great time to start watching those items. And if it comes up on sale, grab it! That said, you don’t want to feel burned if the item gets discounted even further come Prime Day. That probably won’t happen, but if it does, it’s fine. Amazon is famous for its lenient return policy. You can always buy it again and send back the first purchase. Easy!
What Prime Day PS4 deals to expect
It’s a secret to no one that, later this fall, Sony will release the PS5, which is actually great news if you’re looking for deals on PS4. Amazon will most likely be looking to clear huge numbers of previous generation consoles, accessories, and games from its inventory. You can expect to see even the newest PS4 consoles from the past few years, especially the previous generation, drop dramatically. At the same time, we don’t know how much a PS5 will cost, but we know from history that there will initially be a premium for those who need to have it first. After the initial rush, prices will dip. The point is, you’re going to be in very good company if you invest in a PS4 at this stage of the game, as many other gamers won’t be looking to join the PS5 ranks until later. Also, it’s already been announced that PS4 games will be compatible with the PS5, so you can feel better about game purchases if you’re looking to upgrade systems down the road.
That said, when it comes to the newest consoles, or accessories and games, we often see some of the very best deals arrive on Prime Day. These are the Lightning Deals. If you know what you want — for instance, if its the newest version of FIFA you’ve been holding out for — you’re going to want to jump on it. Other gamers will be waiting for it, too, and you want to grab it before they can. You can always return it if you shopped too quickly, or change your mind. It’s not game over; with Amazon Prime Day, you always get another life.
Should I shop on Prime Day or wait until Black Friday?
Gaming demand saw new highs over the last few months as everyone was stuck inside during the pandemic. With social distancing measures still in place, there’s a lot of buyers out there still looking to buy gaming consoles like the PS4. So when Prime Day rolls around and these consoles are discounted, we anticipate them running out of stock really quickly. Keeping in mind how other gaming consoles like the Nintendo Switch are consistently unavailable even without discounts, it’s safe to say that if these Prime Day PS4 deals run the device out of stock, we won’t see a restock in time for Black Friday or even Cyber Monday sales. We also strongly believe that prices won’t differ much for the PS4 on Black Friday compared to Prime Day, so don’t let that keep you from getting your holiday gift early.
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