The Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals have arrived. As it has been in recent years, Prime Day is a two-day event, running June 21 – 22. And just like always, you can find discounts on a vast swath of items at the online retailer. Among those discounts, Amazon offers all kinds of video game deals during its annual sale event. So whether you play on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or PC, you’ll likely find some worthwhile deals.
One quick note: if you buy a $50 Amazon gift card and enter code GCPRIME2021 at checkout, you’ll get a $10 credit to your account. Finally, you’ll need a Prime membership to get the sale prices (start a 30-day free trial). Read on to see what discounts are available now.
Prime Day Nintendo Switch Deals
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Prime Day PlayStation Deals
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Prime Day Xbox Deals
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Prime Day Video Game Accessory Deals
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Free Amazon Prime Trial
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The first thing you need to know about Prime Day 2021 is that you can’t get any of the discounts if you’re not a Prime member.
Fortunately, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Prime. Once you do that, you can take full advantage of all the Prime Day deals you want. Better yet, if you choose not to continue your membership, you can cancel before the 30 days are up. You’ll still get the discounts on what you bought, but you won’t have to pay anything at all.
Even if you’re not eligible for the free trial, perhaps because you’ve used it before, you can still pay for a month of Prime ($12.99) to get the Prime Day deals, and then cancel after the sale ends.
PlayStation Plus and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Deals
We’ll likely see deals on PS Plus and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Both programs are well worth it for anyone who owns the respective systems, as they grant you access to free games and online play.
PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Consoles on Prime Day
This might go without saying, but seeing as Sony and Microsoft can’t keep the latest generation of game consoles in stock, there’s no chance they’ll offer discounts on them.
That’s a bummer, but it is possible Amazon will get a re-stock during the event — though even that is hardly a sure thing. If Amazon does get a re-stock, it will likely happen unannounced and just appear on the site without warning. That’s how Amazon has been bringing both PS5 and Xbox Series X|S back in stock since they launched.
Other Retailers’ Prime Day Sales
Other retailers often run sales at the same time as Amazon’s Prime Day sale. To that end, it’s definitely wise to keep your eyes peeled for video game discounts at places like Walmart and GameStop. In fact, Best Buy’s Better Deal sale and Walmart’s sale are already live, and run through June 22.
Some of the earliest early Prime Day discounts are generally on Amazon’s own hardware. To that end, you can save some cash on items like the Echo Dot, Echo Buds, and Echo Show. Check out all the Prime Day deals.
And if you any of the games featured during E3 caught you eye, take a look at our rundown of where to preorder all the E3 2021 games.
Check Out All Our Prime Day 2021 Coverage
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Chris Reed is a commerce editor and deals expert at IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.