Amazon Announces Prime Day 2020 Dates
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After being delayed by a few months due to COVID-19, Amazon Prime Day 2020 has arrived, and we’re already in the second day of Prime Day deals. Prime Day kicked off at midnight PT on Tuesday and will run for a full 48 hours, meaning it ends tonight. You have until 11:59 PM PT / 2:59 AM ET (on October 15) to snag any deals that catch your eye.
As usual, Prime Day has thousands of deals available exclusively for Prime members across not only tech and gaming but also toys, furniture, fashion, housewares, and more. Of course, the elephant in the room is that Prime Day is now just over one month earlier than Black Friday, and some retailers like Best Buy are even advertising their anti-Prime Day sales as early Black Friday deals. It’s unclear whether we’ll see any better deals during Black Friday compared to what Prime Day has on offer, but unsurprisingly, Amazon is pushing people to get their holiday shopping done early during Prime Day. With product shortages and longer shipping delays becoming commonplace this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, that’s probably the smart move, especially if you see a really great deal.
If you’re not currently a Prime member but still want to take advantage of the deals, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial. Students get an even better deal–the Prime Student membership begins with a free six-month trial.
Of course, we’re tracking all the best Prime Day deals across gaming, tech, and entertainment here at GameSpot. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @GameSpotDeals to keep up with Prime Day’s best lightning deals and more. In the meantime, check out some of Prime Day’s best gaming deals below.
PS Plus 12-months
$33.49 (was $60) with promo code GAMESPOTPSN
PlayStation Plus gets you free monthly games, access to online multiplayer, and more, and right now, you can snag a full year’s subscription for just $33.49 with promo code GAMESPOTPSN at Daily Steals. The 12-month code is delivered to you via email and can take up to a business day to show up in your inbox–look for your order’s tracking number, as it’ll be your PSN redemption code.
Switch Online bundle
$40 (was $70)
Amazon has a great deal right now that bundles 12-months of Nintendo Switch Online with a 128GB microSD card for $40, saving you $30 on the pair altogether. Nintendo Switch Online gives its users access to a huge library of retro games from the NES and SNES catalogues as well as free games and trials. You’ll also need it if you want to play online multiplayer on the Switch.
The Last of Us Part II
$40 (was $60)
The Last of Us Part II is one of the PS4’s biggest games of 2020, and since its launch in June, we haven’t seen it on sale much. Amazon currently has Naughty Dog’s latest for $40, down from $60, so now’s a great time to pick it up and play through Ellie’s journey.
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection
$35 (was $60)
Mortal Kombat 11 was one of the best fighting games of 2019, touting a great online multiplayer community, engaging single-player story mode, and more. This year saw the release of the Aftermath expansion, which added three new DLC characters–Shang Tsung, Fujin, and Robocop–as well as a mini-campaign that details the events after the main game’s credits. With Kombat Pack 2 just announced, it’s a great time to jump into MK11.
Pokemon Sword And Shield
$40 each (was $60)
Best Buy has the best deal on Pokemon Sword and Shield that we’ve seen since the games first launched last year. They’re both down to $40 from their usual $60. The Pokemon games aren’t usually included in sales on first-party games, so this is a deal worth snagging, especially ahead of the holidays.
SteelSeries Arctis 1 Headset
$75 (was $100)
SteelSeries’ Arctis 1 wireless gaming headset is one of our top picks for not only the PS5, but also Nintendo Switch. The Switch doesn’t allow for headphones to connect to it directly via Bluetooth, but the Arctis 1 comes with everything you need to make wireless listening work, including a portable USB-C dongle that plugs into the Switch or Switch Lite.
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