Prime Day has finally arrived, which means buckle up, it’s time for some video game deals. Or seemingly not, as it seems to be a little sparse this year. If you’re looking for a cheap console, then you’re not going to have any luck. But, there are at least a few Xbox accessories on sale at the moment, including several deals on Razer controllers. If Xbox might not be what you’re looking for this shopping season, maybe head on over to the best Prime Day deals for PlayStation, or the best deals on Nintendo Switch, and there’s definitely a few good games up for grabs right now. Or you could just have all the best Prime Day deals in one place.
By the way, there are also a large number of lightning deals going down this Prime Day, including a great number of 4K TVs perfect for your new PS5 or Xbox Series X. Remember, if you haven’t got an Amazon Prime account, you won’t be able to take advantage of the Prime Day sales. Thankfully, you can start a 30-day trial right now and be laughing when the discounts come rolling in. If you want to keep in the know, you might be better off following our Twitter page @IGNDeals, or heading on over the Amazon Prime Day Lightning Deals page.
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What is Amazon Prime Day?
Prime Day is a massive shopping event put on by the online retailer Amazon, specifically curated for the use of Amazon Prime members. Prime is a premium membership system where users can get access to a wide range of benefits, such as next day delivery, Prime Video, and even several exclusive deals throughout the year, including every single deal that pops up during Prime Day. Prime Day usually situates itself in the Summer, normally July, but with everything that’s been going on in the world, it now finds itself firmly in October instead.
Prime Day starts at 00:01 AM on October 13 and ends at 23:59 on October 14, so you’ve got two full days of deals to race through when it finally launches. But, we’re here to help with everything Prime Day and will be covering all the new and exciting deals that we are expecting to pop up.
If you’re not already a member, now is the time to sign up and take full advantage of the event. A 30-day free trial won’t cost you a thing, and you’ll be getting access to all of the best electronic, gaming, and tech deals available during the two-day event for 2020. If you’re a seasoned Amazon shopper, then the 1-year membership offers the best long-term value. The $119/yr fee is well worth the many perks of Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime Day Membership Deals
- New Prime Members: Free 30-day trial membership
- Amazon offers 1 month of Prime for only $12.99
- New Student: Free 6-month trial
- Students also get 50% off 1 year of Prime
Our Expectations for Xbox Deals on Prime Day
Sure, there will be plenty of tech up for grabs during the Prime Day saga over October 13-14 this year, with a few early deals on Amazon Echo devices already live and ready to order. But, if you’re looking to score some new deals on the latest video games, then Xbox might be able to serve you up a piping hot meal of old stuff.
We kid, but with the likes of the Xbox Series X and S right around the corner, even the best deal on an Xbox One X might fall on hard times considering how much of an appeal the next-gen tech has right now. Still, that doesn’t mean we’re going to see absolutely no Xbox deals during Prime Day. Right now, we can be almost certain that a few Xbox games, accessories, and maybe a few subscription deals like Game Pass will be getting a healthy Prime Day treatment, but no promises.
Will Xbox Consoles be on Sale During Prime Day?
If you’re referring to the Xbox Series X and S, no. The consoles are still in preorder, and super out of stock in most retailers right now. When it comes to the current-gen systems, then you might have a little more luck. As we’ve mentioned, older Xbox consoles might not be the most appealing to the serious gamer at the moment, but if you’re just looking to play Halo Infinite next year and aren’t too worried about super-fast load times or 4K graphics, then an Xbox One S will actually play the game.
The biggest appeal to this is if the older console drops in price significantly during the sale, or if they’re even in stock for this price drop to happen. This has got to be a huge drop as well for it to make any kind of a dent in the already affordable, and new, Xbox Series S. Sure, the 4K Blu-ray drive in the One S is also a factor to consider, but if that’s all your concerned about, then maybe buy a Blu-ray drive on Prime Day instead. In our view, if you’re actually looking for a super cheap way to play the latest Xbox games, with plenty of longevity, your efforts might be better placed just trying to preorder an Xbox Series S when you can.
Hope you didn’t get confused with all the different names, in case you did. Xbox One is current-gen, Xbox Series is next-gen. Amazon may very well discount a few Xbox One S bundles during Prime Day 2020, but whether there will be the best Xbox deal available, is up for debate for now.
What to Expect: Amazon Prime Day Xbox Game Deals
A great benefit to next-gen gaming is the appeal of backward-compatibility, so if you’re upgrading to a Series X this year, any Xbox One games you might buy on sale will still be in perfect working order with the new consoles. This leads us to a world of possibilities when it comes to Prime Day then. There are even a few Xbox games available and on sale already at Amazon, many of which will even be getting a free next-gen graphical upgrade such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla or Cyberpunk 2077.
What to Expect: Amazon Prime Day Xbox Controllers and Accessories Deals
Xbox fans, this could be where some of the meat is during Prime Day, so eat up (unless you’re vegan). It’s been a common theme of the past few years for a number of great Xbox accessories to see some discounts during Prime Day, and eventually Black Friday, sales. Whether this will be a new Xbox controller to add to your collection, or an advanced new headset to help with your online gaming marathons.
Remember any current-gen Xbox controllers will still work with the new consoles launching in November, so you should have no qualms about buying that extra gamepad if it gets an unbelievable discount. This also applies to any of the special edition Xbox One controllers that could see a small discount during the two-day sales.
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When it comes to external storage capabilities, we’re also expecting to see a few hard drives go on sale that would be perfect for Xbox One. In case you hadn’t heard, the Xbox Series X and S will use its own licensed SSD storage expansion card from Seagate. It’s 1TB, costs $219.99, and is available to preorder right now. You can still use a regular hard drive with the consoles if you’re so inclined, but you won’t be taking advantage of any of the super-fast load times that are a big seller to those upgrading to next-gen tech.
But, if you are still looking to go down the affordable route, you can always just store all your games on the hard drive, and then transfer them across when you feel it is necessary. This normally takes around 15-20 minutes depending on the game and is a lot quicker when compared to download and install a game again. Yes, it’s all a bit confusing, but you can find more information about Xbox Series X and S storage here.
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Robert Anderson is a Commerce Writer for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21
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