The best Prime Day gaming deals in Australia for 2024: everything we expect to see this year and early deals

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Amazon Prime Day in Australia is going big in 2024: it's running an entire six days, starting from July 16 and ending July 21. That means it's time to prep for some of the year's biggest PS5, Xbox, PC, and Switch offers so far - and we're getting you ready right here. 

While the PS5 Slim is a little newer to the market, it's already seen some particularly strong discounts in Australia, and the bigger exclusives that have hit the system are all looking a little old to be at full price. The Nintendo Switch OLED is also looking ready for some boosted deals, and first-party games are falling in price a little faster these days so prepare for some excellent savings as well.

Of course, we're also looking forward to plenty of discounts across Microsoft's Xbox and PC ecosystems as well - and potentially some of the first major VR savings on the Quest 3 if we're lucky. While we're still a little under a month away from Prime Day gaming deals proper, we're getting you prepped for this year's discounts.

We've been following all these events for years now, and we watch bundle, accessory, and game prices all year round. That means we can spot the deals that need your attention. When the time comes, head here for all our cherry-picked favorite offers, but until then here's everything we expect to see this summer.

What to expect from Prime Day gaming deals 2024

Those on the hunt for Prime Day gaming deals are casting a wide net so to help you narrow your catch, we're rounding up everything we expect to see on a platform basis. You'll find our predictions for the biggest discounts in the worlds of PS5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC just below. 

PS5

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The PS5 Slim has already seen some fantastic bundles in the first months of 2024, with the recent Days of Play sale bringing the standalone console down from AU$799.95 to AU$649 on Amazon. Whether that price will be bettered or not is obviously yet to be seen, but considering it's part of Sony's own sales event, we'd hazard a guess that Prime Day won't improve on that price.

No, it's games you should be on the lookout for, and which we expect to see big discounts on. As we've seen in previous years, the biggest discounts are going to be reserved for those long-standing entries in the catalog, but we're excited to see some serious cash off the likes of Horizon: Forbidden West, God of War: Ragnarok, Elden Ring, The Callisto Protocol, The Last of Us Part 1, and Dying Light 2. Older releases tend to do quite well in Prime Day gaming deals after all. 

However, if you're after something a little newer, it's well worth keeping a close eye on Star Wars Jedi Survivor, Resident Evil 4, Hogwarts Legacy, Dead Island 2, and Atomic Heart. We've already seen heavy discounts on these games in the first months of the year and there's likely more to come. 

Accessories like controllers and SSDs are always a Prime Day favorite and we often see the official DualSense on sale during larger holiday events. We'll be keeping an eye out on these, so check back.

Early Amazon Prime Day PS5 game and console deals

EA Sports F1 24 (PlayStation 5) |AU$109.95AU$74 at Amazon

EA Sports F1 24 (PlayStation 5) | AU$109.95 AU$74 at Amazon (save AU$35.95)

Codemasters' brilliant F1 annual was a touch controversial this year, and did lack the brilliant Breaking Point story mode. But if you're looking for the most advanced take on your favourite motorsport, there's nothing that comes as close to recreating the mood of race days.

Also available for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 4

Diablo 4 |AU$109.95AU$49 at Amazon

Diablo 4 | AU$109.95 AU$49 at Amazon (save AU$60.95)

Everyone's favourite loot grind has never looked more gloriously goth than in Diablo IV, and it'll likely remain the benchmark ARPG until Path of Exile 2 arrives as challenger later this year. AU$57 is a great price to pay for this ever-expanding co-op adventure, which has improved immeasurably since its original 2023 release.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (PlayStation 5) | AU$109.95 AU$44

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (PlayStation 5) | AU$109.95 AU$44 (save AU$65.95)

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is the most critically acclaimed Star Wars game for quite some time, and is the best fix you'll get this side of  Star Wars Outlaws.  In our Star Wars: Jedi Survivor review  we gave the sequel 4.5 stars, writing that "Cal's new adventure is a mature, twisting narrative that establishes a new group of heroes and challenges what a modern Star Wars story can be."

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (PlayStation 5) | AU$109.95AU$55

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (PlayStation 5) | AU$109.95 AU$55 (save AU$54.95)

Frontiers of Pandora may not have been the most groundbreaking title from a gameplay perspective, but it's an absolute graphical powerhouse, with some of the lushest, most captivating open worlds available on PlayStation. In his review, Leon wrote that it's "a decent, if unspectacular take, on an alien Far Cry that uses its source material well to create an engaging world to explore."

Dragon's Dogma 2 Lenticular Edition for PS5AU$99AU$69 at Amazon

Dragon's Dogma 2 Lenticular Edition for PS5 | AU$99 AU$69 at Amazon (save AU$30)

Capcom's long-awaited follow-up to the cult PS3-era RPG was very well received upon release back in March, even if it did feel like a fairly safe modernisation on the original. If you're looking for an open world fantasy RPG that rewards quick thinking, improvisation, and (most importantly) dragon climbing, Dragon's Dogma 2 is probably the best thing going this side of Baldur's Gate 3.

Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth (PlayStation 5) | AU$119.95 AU$69 

Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth (PlayStation 5) | AU$119.95 AU$69 

Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth is a huge and gorgeous RPG of baffling size and scope. To put it more crudely: this AU$79 for around 100 hours of content means you're paying roughly 79 cents per hour. What a time to be alive. If you've yet to play the first in the trilogy (Rebirth is the second), that's currently going for AU$61.49.

Granblue Fantasy: RelinkAU$89.95AU$47 at Amazon

Granblue Fantasy: Relink | AU$89.95 AU$47 at Amazon (save AU$42.95) 

Despite being one of the busiest years for JRPGs in decades, Granblue Fantasy: Relink still manages to rival the likes of Persona 3 Reload, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth and FF VII Rebirth. Don't be fooled by its relatively cheap RRP: this is a fully-featured fantasy RPG with gorgeously colourful anime stylings. Sure, it's not 100+ hours (expect around 10-20) but this fascinating splicing of Monster Hunter with the Tales Of series is worth diving into at this price.

Sand Land |AU$99.95AU$59 at Amazon

Sand Land | AU$99.95 AU$59 at Amazon (save AU$40.95)

Set in a land of sand, Sand Land is an open world game adaptation of Akira Toriyama's manga of the same name. The last Toriyama—best known for his work on Dragon Ball Z—also had a hand in the art direction and design of this RPG, which blends the usual on-foot scraps with vehicular combat and exploration. If you're looking for comfort food reminisicent of the PS2 glory days, it's worth a shot at this price.

Nintendo Switch

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The Nintendo Switch is usually available below RRP in Australia, whether you're looking for the vanilla model or the fancier OLED. As a result, we're hoping to see more substantial discounts during Prime Day. For reference, the vanilla model usually goes for around AU$429 on Amazon, while the OLED can normally be had for around AU$499.

Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals are a lot more reliable when it comes to games. While we generally don't see the kinds of discounts we would expect from Black Friday here, we're still expecting to see some  discounts on the likes of Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart, and Super Mario Odyssey. Newer games walk a finer line, but with more and more titles like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Super Mario Wonder slowly shedding their price tags we could be in for a treat in the summer.

There's also Nintendo Switch accessories like Ring Fit Adventure, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, and other gadgets and gizmos to consider. The former options regularly come in at around AU$99 during these larger sales events, which is a price we would be aiming for ourselves. 

Early Amazon Prime Day Nintendo Switch game and console deals

Nintendo Switch OLED model | Neon Red and Blue | White | AU$539.95AU$440 at Amazon

Nintendo Switch OLED model | Neon Red and Blue | White |  AU$539.95 AU$440 at Amazon

At this point in the Nintendo Switch's lifecycle, if you're going to buy one you're probably wise to go luxury. The OLED model isn't worth buying at its full RRP, mostly because Amazon generally sells it for around AU$479. That makes this AU$440 price—a saving of AU$94.95—well worth grabbing if you're in the market for a Switch and don't want to wait for the Switch 2... whenever that might release.

Note that these prices come via a third-party seller (Skyradar), but the order itself is fulfilled and shipped by Amazon. Since the Switch is region-free that won't affect the console in practice, but it's worth bearing in mind.

Nintendo Switch console | Neon Blue and RedAU$399 at Amazon

Nintendo Switch console | Neon Blue and Red | AU$399 at Amazon

The vanilla Switch model may be getting long in the tooth, but it has an undeniably brilliant library of literally thousands upon thousands of games. AU$399 is a decent price, though do double check the price on the OLED before committing, as it might only be around AU$40 pricier. 

Xbox

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We haven't seen too many Xbox Series X deals on the shelves in the last few months. Prime Day gaming deals might not be as kind to the flagship console as it will the cheaper S model, though. If we're lucky, we might be able to nab a Series X for around the AU$700 mark, but its stock isn't as readily available on Amazon compared to Sony's flagship console.

No, we reckon games and accessories will be the highlight for Xbox users, and there's no shortage of kit. Official controllers are going to be the most interesting sellers here; the cheaper Xbox Wireless Controller, mid-range Xbox Elite Series 2 Core Controller, and premium Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller will likely be the stars of this year's show. 

Starfield |AU$119.95AU$49 at Amazon

Starfield | AU$119.95 AU$49 at Amazon (save AU$70.95)

This is a very steep discount on massive Bethesda RPG that released just under 12 months ago. Sure, reviews were divisive (our own review was glowingly positive), but if you're fond of earlier Bethesda RPGs in the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series this is basically a must-play. Note that if you're a Game Pass member, this game comes included with that service.

Assassin's Creed Mirage |AU$89AU$29 at Amazon

Assassin's Creed Mirage | AU$89 AU$29 at Amazon (save AU$60)

A nice price for this cozy Ass Creed adventure, which returns to the stealth format of Xbox 360 classics like Assassin's Creed 2 and Assassin's Creed: Revelations. In our four star review, Sam called it a "compact, stealth-focused adventure that punishes anyone trying to go in loud, and it does so in a world that's always a delight to explore."

PC

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The world of the best gaming laptops is a little stagnant this year. Minor upgrades to Intel's 14th generation processors and no new GPUs mean last year's models are generally better value for money overall. Newer releases are upgrading their display tech, though - so if you're after an OLED panel make sure you're browsing 2024's roster. 

Asus ROG Azoth keyboard

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We're anticipating some of the most tempting offers to come from accessories, though. If you're after a new set of keys, the Asus ROG Azoth is our top contender. It's the best gaming keyboard we've tested so far, and it's regularly spotted at under AU$300 these days.  If you're after something a little cheaper, the HyperX Alloy Elite 2 will hopefully get a nice discount.

Those after a new rodent will likely find plenty of the best gaming mouse models on the shelves in this year's Prime Day gaming deals. We'll be keeping a close eye on the Razer Viper V2 Pro as it's our favorite pointer available, and it's just starting to dip down to around AU$170 (from its RRP of AU$259). The Razer Basilisk V3 is also a fantastic all-rounder, which we expect to see at around AU$50.

There's one headset we watch out for every year, and that's the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless. It's the best gaming headset on the market right now, and recent months have been kind to that hefty AU$735 RRP. Indeed, it's currently going on Amazon for AU$499.

FAQ

Asus ROG Ally, Nintendo Switch OLED, and Game Boy Color on grey mouse mat

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When will Amazon Prime Day gaming deals begin in Australia?

Amazon Prime Day 2024 will kick off in Australia on July 16 at midnight, and run until June 21. That's a hefty six days, so you'll have plenty of time to deliberate and ponder.

Do you need a membership for Prime Day gaming deals?

Yes, you will need a Prime membership to take advantage of the majority of this year's winter sale. You can easily pick up a free trial to comfortably see you through the event without spending a cent, though, and it's also worth noting plenty of other retailers are looking to compete. 

Amazon Prime | 30-day free trial

Amazon Prime | 30-day free trial
You will need an Amazon Prime membership to take part in this year's sale, but the retailer regularly offers free trials to get as many eyes on its site as possible. This 30 day offer will see you all the way through the sale without paying a cent!


Of course, we're also rounding up all the staples like the best Prime Day Kindle deals and Prime Day tablet deals as well. We're also getting you prepped for this year's Prime Day iPad deals and Prime Day TV deals as well. 

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards, headsets and mice that come with them), PS5, and trying to find the perfect projector. 

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