Save 48% on this Sonic Encyclo-speed-ia and 54% on this Minecraft: Guide Collection today

Sonic the Hedgehog and Minecraft guide deal
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Still searching for the perfect Christmas gift? Well, Amazon has applied numerous discounts across a range of video game books with two, in particular, grabbing our attention for their heavy savings and top quality. Best of all, they surround two of the most popular video game franchises: Sonic and Minecraft.

First up, we have the delightful Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia (hardcover) that was released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Blue Blur. Published by Dark Horse Books and Sega, It deep dives into every game starring the character alongside the extensive lore behind each. Usually available for $49.99, it can now be purchased for $25.55 (opens in new tab) – that's a 48% discount and the lowest price Amazon has listed it for since it was published last year. 

Likewise, this Minecraft: Guide Collection (paperback) is described as the "ultimate gift for any Minecraft fan" with a four-books included that provide expert information from game creator Mojang. The four guides included consist of Exploration, Creative, Redstone, and The Nether & the End. A generous 54% discount has reduced the cost from $39.99 to $18.38 (opens in new tab). Just remember to apply the coupon to receive the extra discount at checkout.

Both books will take pride of place in our best Christmas sales for gaming (opens in new tab) hub and will likely prove popular, already rising up the ranks on Amazon's best sellers. 

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Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia | $49.99 (opens in new tab)

Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia | $49.99 $25.55 (with coupon at checkout) at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $25.55 - Now down to its lowest price yet, this Sonic encyclopedia hardcover is a great Christmas gift for fans of the character. This is a saving of $24.44 off the typical cost.

UK: £33.35 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Minecraft: Guide Collection| $39.99 (opens in new tab)

Minecraft: Guide Collection|$39.99 $18.39 (with coupon at checkout) at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $21.60 - A four-book guide collection dedicated to the ins and outs of Minecraft is down by 54% in price. This four-book box set arrives with Exploration, Creative, Redstone, and The Nether & the End. 

UK: £26.94 (8 books) at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Not the deal for you? Make sure to check out the best gaming books (opens in new tab), from novels to retro compendiums, and other page-turners to keep you busy over the holiday season. Not to mention, we also rounded up the best video game art books (opens in new tab) you can get to add to your merch collection, including Bloodborne, Zelda, The Witcher, and more. 

Matt Poskitt
Deals Editor

Matthew is the Deals Editor for GamesRadar, keeping up with everything in games and constantly searching the web for the best deals on offer. Prior to this, Matthew headed up the games and entertainment section at T3 with his work also found across TechRadar, IGN, Tom's Guide, Fandom, NME, and more. In his spare time, Matthew is an avid cinema-goer, keen runner and average golfer (at best). You can follow him @MattPoskitt64.