Best Amazon Prime Day 2019 game deals - when is Prime Day, and what to expect

Amazon Prime Day 2019 game deals
Amazon Prime Day 2019 game deals

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is coming in July, and with it will be a bunch of great game deals across all formats. Whether you're a PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or PC owner, there will be a Prime Day gaming deal for you. Previous years have seen half-price savings on PS Plus deals, big discounts on the best Xbox One headsets, and even a few deals on some PCs and laptops. Whether you're looking to spend big or small, there will be something to love during Prime Day 2019. But... when is it,  what should you expect, and how do you get involved?

In order to take advantage of the Prime Day gaming deals, you'll need to be a member of Amazon Prime, which is the subscription service provided by Amazon. The benefits of joining include free delivery on all items sold by Amazon, and access to Prime Video, which is the site's movie and TV streaming service. It's $12.99 p/m in the US, and £7.99 p/m in the UK, and it's pretty good if you use Amazon regularly. However, during Prime Day you can normally sign up for Prime for a free trial, allowing you access to all the savings without paying a dime, and you can cancel your subscription when the sale ends.

And when can we expect the Prime Day game deals to start? It's always in July, and usually the first or second Monday of the month. Very likely, it'll be July 15 in 2019, which is technically the third Monday of the month but... who's counting? 

Amazon Prime Day game deals - what to expect

Below are some of the gaming deals that we found last year during Prime Day. You can expect similar stuff this year, although not exactly the same obviously. The trends you tend to see over Prime Day include offers on 4K TVs, selected games, and PS4, Xbox One, and Switch bundles. You also see a lot of headsets and hard drives reduced, so if you're looking to up your audio fidelity, or need more storage for all those games you've been downloading, Prime Day is definitely the time to strike for these things.

Please note that these deals are no longer active, and represent savings from last year's Prime Day sale.

Game of Thones seasons 1-7 Blu-ray collection for $74.99 (save $155!): Holy White Walkers! If you want every episode of HBO's fantastic fantasy-drama series (save for the final season 8, which is yet to arrive), pick up this collection for a whopping 67% off.View Deal

Nintendo Switch, SanDisk 64GB micro SD card, and $20 eShop gift card for $299.99 (save $40): For the usual asking price of a Nintendo Switch, you get two great bonuses on top of the console itself: a major expansion to your storage space, and enough eShop money to grab a game or two! This bundle is the ideal way to buy a new Nintendo Switch.View Deal

Xbox One X 1TB with 3 months of Game Pass, 3 months of Xbox Live Gold, and Rare Replay for $229.99 (save $70): This is the perfect Xbox One starter kit, giving you access to dozens of new and classic games alike via the combined libraries of Game Pass and Rare Replay.View Deal

New 3DS XL (Super NES Edition) + Mario Kart (SNES) for $149.99 (save $50): Enjoy supreme levels of nostalgia with this special edition New 3DS XL, giving Nintendo's excellent handheld a retro skin, plus a download code for the classic Mario Kart.View Deal

Acer G276HL 27" monitor for $139.99 (save $90!): A 100m:1 contrast ratio and 4ms response time will keep your games looking great and running smooth on this 27" monitor.View Deal

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme GXIVR8020A5 desktop gaming PC for $749 (save $50): This powerful, affordable rig is a great gateway into PC gaming, complete with an Intel i5-8400 6-core processor and VR-ready specs.View Deal

WD 2TB PS4 hard drive for $58.65 (save $31.34): You'll likely never need to delete a game again with this massive expansion to your PS4's storage capacity.View Deal

HyperX Cloud 2 gaming headset for $69.99 (save $30): Soak in the majesty of 7.1 surround sound with these headphones and gain the multiplayer edge when you can hear even the faintest audio cues. View Deal

Logitech G920 racing wheel for $199.99 (save $200!): Feel the road under your virtual car with this great racing wheel that's half price for a limited time, ready to go with your PC or PS4 (with an Xbox One-compatible wheel available at the same link).View Deal

SanDisk 64GB micro SD card for Nintendo Switch for $21.99 (save $21) : Ensure that your Nintendo Switch can hold all your games with this expansion to its storage, currently going for one of the cheapest prices we've seen yet.View Deal

Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-cancelling headphones for $125 (save $174!): Play your favorite games in peace using these high-quality noise-cancelling headphones, which can plug right into your controller.View Deal

HP Pavilion Power 580-100na Gaming Desktop PC for £699 (you save £250!)
You get 27% off this killer gaming PC, which will handle most modern AAA games at maximum settings.
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15 months of PlayStation Plus membership for £34.99 (save 50%)
Top up your PS Plus membership for half price! You save a massive 50% on this 15 month membership. Yes please.
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PS4 Pro console - only £299! Save £50!
The best console in the world, now with £50 off the RRP. If you were waiting to go Pro, now is the time.
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Xbox One S with Forza Horizon 3, Minecraft, and Limited Edition Minecraft controller for £199! You save 50%!
Wow - this really is the bundle to get if you want a new Xbox One S console. That's a massive 50% saved off the price.
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Toshiba 43U5863DB 43-Inch 4K TV for £280 (save £90)
The cheapest 4K TV you'll find on Amazon Prime Day, with £70 off the original price. And it's a decent TV too!View Deal

PlayStation VR headset + 2x Move controllers for £229.99 (save £90)
All you need to go fully VR on PlayStation 4. This comes with the headset, the camera, a top game AND the two Move controllers.
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Get £340 off the MSI Raider gaming laptop: That's a Core i7, a GTX 1070, and 16GB of RAM. That's a beast, is what it is. And it's just £1459View Deal

Logitech 910-005313 MX Master AMZ Wireless Bluetooth Mouse - £37.99 (53% off!)
This gaming mouse is epic, and it's currently got 53% off the normal price. If you're looking for a premium mouse at a reasonable price... this is the one to get.
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Star Trek: Stardate Collection - The Movies 1-10 for £18.55 (save 25%)
Grab this boxset for 10, count 'em,
10 Star Trek movies for just £18.55 - the discount is applied at checkout, so don't worry if you see the standard price when you first load the page.View Deal

Last year also saw big savings on a selection of games, mostly new or 6-12 months old. We had savings of 50% on Call of Duty WW2 and Far Cry 5, which are both solid action titles, and a bunch of big discounts on older games that dipped well below the $25/£20 marks. 

For the Prime Day 2019 game deals, we'd expect to see money off Far Cry 5 New Dawn, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Anthem, Metro Exodus, and Call of Duty Black Ops 4. Maybe we'll see the likes of Resident Evil 2 reduced too, and Red Dead Redemption 2. It's all in the hands of the Amazon Gods, now.

Amazon Prime Day - do I need membership?

Yes, you need to be a member of Amazon Prime to be able to take advantage of the deals on Amazon Prime Day 2019. Similarly, if you're looking to extend your Prime membership - especially if you use the video streaming services - then Prime Day is the time to do that. Don't forget that membership stacks, so your new subscription won't actually start until the old one finishes.

Another advantage of Prime membership is that you get free, next-day delivery. In reality, Amazon struggles to fulfil that on big-sale events like Prime Day and Black Friday, so expect some items to take a couple of days to arrive after you order them, based on where you live. Doesn't always happen, but previous experience suggests this is the case.

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