Amazon Prime Day is finally here this year. And and true to 2020 form, we’ve had to wait for it after it was postponned becasue of coronavirus.
But now lasting 48 hours, ther will be more than a million deals across big names to shop during the huge event.
This year’s sale also promises deals and discounts on everything from tablets to TVs. It’s the perfect opportunity to do a spot of early Christmas shopping or to bag a bargain on products you’ve had your eye on for a while.
Gaming is one pf the most popular categories on Prime Day, and we’re expecting seriously slashed prices from brands including Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo.
From games to accessories and monitors to mouse pads, we’ve found the best deals to look out for this year and have shared top tips on how to make the most of Amazon’s huge sale event.
Remember to keep checking back here for the more deals as they come in.
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Our best picks of the Amazon Prime Day deals
Xbox One 1T B + white Xbox controller + FIFA 21 Champions Edition: Was £324.81, now £249.99
The console and game bundle also comes with one matching white controller, one months Xbox game pass, and 14 days Xbox live gold. You’ll also get 40 per cent off Xbox Game Pass Ultimate three month Membership when you buy this too. The Xbox is the only console with4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming, and HDR. Stream 4K video from Prime Video, Netflix, Spotify & Youtube. This is a deal not to be missed.
Just Dance 2020 (Playstation4) game: Was £39.99, now £21.99
We all love this family favourite game, dancing infront of the TV, and this year celebrates a decade of this incredibly fun and addictive game. The latest version, which launched this year, includes 40 chart-topping tracks to dance along to in your living room from the likes of Billie Eilish to Justin Beiber. There’s also a kids mode with eight new choreographies that help little one’s development. Compatible with PS4 and suitable for ages 3+.
Orzly steering wheels for Nintendo Switch Mariokart: Was £29.99, now £16.14
This four pack of wheel wheels is perfect for playing Mariokart with for the real driving experience, and fits your Nintendo joycon controllers in the middle. It’s compatiable with any joycon controller, just line up the plus and minus signs.
Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection (Nintendo Switch): Was £49.99, now £21.99
For the Nintendo Switch, Assassin’s Creed: The rebel collection game offers two action-packed games in one: Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is where you’ll become the most feared pirate of the seas, and in Assassin’s Creed Rogue you’ll get to be an assassin hunter. The award winning games are single player and also feature downloadable content, which you can play anywhere on the go, thanks to the Nintendo Switch. It also has enhanced features for the console, such as handheld mode, touch screen and motion control aiming.
Football Manager 2020 PC DVD: Was £44.99, now £14.99
As the football season is well under way, albeit without fans in stadiums, get your football fix this year with a game instead. With the 2020 version for PC you can be in charge of the team and make all of the important decisions for the team – and take full responsibility for whatever the outcomes are too. It has new features along with more immersive game mechanics, so you can play better too.
SteelSeries QcL+ gaming mouse pad: Was £14.99, now £9.49
Made with non-slip rubber base, this pad will ensure there’s no unwanted movement going on, so you don’t accidentally give the game away when you’re hiding in battle. It’s thick and durable, and easy to wash too – great if you spill tea while gaming gets a bit intense. It’s compatible with all types of mice too, and is a very affordable price.
Terminator: Resistance (PS4): Was £54.99, now £19.99
TThis first person shooter game is set in the future war scenrio that fans of the film will have had a glimpse of. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, nearly 30 years after Judgement day, and in order to win you’ll have to be resourceful to survive. In the single player game you take up the role of Jacob Rivers in the fight against the robot invaders, including enemies from the film such as t-800, after he is marked for termination by Skynet.
INSMART PC gaming headset with mic: Was £45.99, now £15.97
For any gamer, a good pair of headphones are key. This over the ear set with a microphone are noise-cancelling so you can concentrate just on what’s in the game. They also feature a key mute switch and sound controls optimis ed for professional gaming, and are made with comfortable and breathable materials. The 3.5mm interface is compatible with Xbox one, Nintendo switch, PS4 , PC , tablet, iPad, computer and mobile phone. And with 65 per cent off, it’s a bargain.
Jumanji: The Video Game (Xbox One): Was £34.99, now £21.99
Based on the second film, yes the one with The Rock and Jack Black, this game for Xbox One sees them return to the jungle. You can play it with friends online, or together using split screens and work as a team to survive deadly traps and everything the jungle has to throw at you in order to save the world. Phew, easy. For ages 7 and over.
Orzly grip case for Nintendo Switch, green: Was £24.99, now £9.99
When it comes to protecting your console, this bright green case does it all. Complete with handgrips it helps you hold the console, so you can play for longer without getting sore hands. It will also protect it from getting scratched taking it in and out of your bag or pocket. It also has a foldable kickback stand so you can use it on a table too. Plus it’s so bright you’ll never lose it again.
Samsung LC27JG52QQUXEN 27″ curved gaming monitor: Was £299, now £199
If you’re after a new monitor to really further your gaming experience, you need a curved screen, which will help you feel more immersed in the game and be able to really see everything. This screen has up to 1.7 times more pixel density than full HD meaning everything will be super sharp. It also has a specific game mode which instantly optimizes black gamma levels, contrast ratios, sharpness and colour value settings for any game genre or movie.
Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition (Xbox One): Was £24.99, now £15.49
It’s a classic game that dates back to the consoles like the PS1 in the Nineties, but it’s thankfully long since change it’s recognisable – but dated – dated bird’s eye view. The premise is easy: steal the cars to get the build your criminal empire. It’s the ultimate game to play a criminal as you climb the ranks and pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a city in where you can’t trust anyone. For obvious reasons this is an 18+ game.
NUBWO gaming headset: Was £59, now £19.99
Hearing every detail of your game, no matter if it’s a light footsep in the distance, or a gun re-loading behind a wall, this premium set helps you hear it all. Made with breathable mesh fabric, the ear covers will keep you cool and this headset also features mute and volume buttons without disrupting your game. Compatible with PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, MAC and mobile devices.
How can I take part in Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon’s Prime Day sale is exclusive to customers that hold an Amazon Prime membership.
If you’re not already a member, there’s still plenty of time to sign up. A monthly membership costs £7.99 or you can pay an annual sum of £79.
You can also sign up for a 30-day trial before the sale starts, which means you can shop the Prime Day deals without forking out for a membership, as long as you remember to cancel before the trial period ends.
Subscribers are also granted access to same-day delivery slots, over 800,000 free e-books and the use of Prime Video and Amazon music services.
How to get the best deals in Amazon Prime Day
Here at IndyBest, the team will be scouring the sales to help you navigate the most worthwhile savings and discounts to enjoy, so make sure to check back here.
Another way to ensure you get the best deals is to download the Amazon app. Not only will this give you a head start, you will also be able to track Lightning Deals, which are discounts that are only available for a few hours at a time. You can set up alerts too to be notified when certain deals go live.
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