Prime Day is almost over and that means it's your last chance to score savings during the event! Video games and their accessories are never a sure bet when it comes to receiving worthwhile Amazon Prime Day deals, and 2020 isn't making game shopping any easier. However, we've found some great discounts hidden away in Amazon's big sale.
Game consoles have been a hot-button item all year long thanks to people craving digital entertainment while sheltering in place, meaning companies don't have a whole lot of incentive to slash prices. Furthermore, the PS5 will be out in just about a month, and both Sony and Amazon seem more interested in selling the new console than the old one — even though both companies have been seriously struggling to keep up with pre-order demand for Sony's latest system.
Though no Prime Day PS4 console deals have occurred, there's a chance they'll crop up later as Amazon gets ready to clear out its PS4 stock and make way for PS5 inventory. However, you should probably keep your focus on PS4 games rather than consoles. At present, Amazon has very few PS4s available, and every one we saw was terribly overpriced. Best Buy (opens in new tab), Target (opens in new tab) and Walmart (opens in new tab) have consoles available, but they’re all selling for the standard retail price.
As for good PS4 game deals, you can currently score Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition (opens in new tab) for only $25. You can also land preorders for upcoming Ubisoft games Assassin's Creed Valhalla (opens in new tab) and Far Cry 6 (opens in new tab), each for $10 off. And if you need more storage space for your PS4 game collection, you can buy a 2TB Seagate drive (opens in new tab) for just $61, which is a $49 discount. Our best PS4 deals page can direct you to other bargains this month.
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Prime Day PS4 deals — best sales right now
- Far Cry 6 (preorder): was $59 now $49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition: was $39 now $25 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection: was $59 now $45 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
- The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series: was $49 now $35 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Seagate Game Drive for PS4 — 2 TB: was $110 now $61 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Prime Day PS4 game deals available now
Far Cry 6: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
For fans of Ubisoft's open-world sandbox formula, Far Cry 6 is sure to deliver another satisfying, content-rich round of the experience you know and love. Much like AC: Valhalla (which is listed below), you can preorder the game right now and score a $10 discount as a nice bonus for locking in early.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: was $39 now $25 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Marvel's Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition includes the critically acclaimed Spider-Man game, as well as The City That Never Sleeps DLC packs. Follow Peter Parker in an original adventure as he squares off against classic foes like Electro and Doctor Octopus. The game usually costs $39, but is currently just $25 on Amazon.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Lead epic Viking raids against Saxon troops and fortresses in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. You can preorder the game now from Amazon and save $10 in the process. The PS4 version of the game can be upgraded to the PS5 edition for free.
Mortal Kombat 11: was $59 now $35 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Mortal Kombat 11 was one of the most popular fighting games of 2019, and the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection includes both the base game and a myriad of DLC that's come out since then. In addition to a lengthy single-player mode, there are plenty of casual and competitive multiplayer options.
The Last of Us 2: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Last of Us 2 was one of 2020’s most critically acclaimed games. You play as Ellie as she journeys across a postapocalyptic United States to avenge a brutal murder. Equal parts action, horror and exploration, The Last of Us 2 is beautiful, both in its design and in the story it tells.
The Walking Dead: Telltale: was $49 now $35 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series is a whole lot of adventure gaming for not a whole lot of money. This collection includes all four seasons of The Walking Dead from Telltale, and each season contains five episodes. Follow an original story that takes place alongside the comic, starring fan-favorite protagonist Clementine. The game is on sale for $35, down from $49.
EA Sports UFC 4: Was $59 now $29 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
EA's latest UFC game delivers deep character customization, new venues for taking the fight to the streets, and a blitz battle mode for fast-paced MMA fights. Fight fans should snatch it up for half price while they can.
Destroy All Humans 2020: was $39 now $19 @Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $20 on this interplanetary invasion simulator as you join Crypto 137 in his quest to conquer the Earth. You’ll abduct cattle, blow up tanks, and visit Roswell — you know, normal alien stuff. Humanity is getting a kicking this year anyway, we might as well have some fun with it, right?
PS4 2TB Seagate Game Drive: was $110 now $65 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The officially licensed Seagate Game Drive for PS4 gives you enough storage space for over 50 games. It's lightweight, compact and doesn't need its own plug, making it the perfect PS4 accessory for those pushed for internal storage space.
HyperX Cloud PS4: was $79 now $69 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
HyperX is one of the best gaming headset manufacturers in the business, and the HyperX Cloud for the PS4 is a comfortable, inexpensive console headset with good sound quality. It connects to your PS4 controller via a 3.5 mm audio jack, and also features a removable microphone. It usually costs $79, but is currently available at Amazon for $69.
Prime Day PS4 deals — what to watch for
Amazon is not a prime (pardon the pun) PS4 purveyor at the best of times. Last year, we saw some fairly decent Black Friday console bundles, but Prime Day didn’t have any especially memorable console deals. And with Prime Day 2020 coming to a close very shortly, it's safe to say: don’t expect any worthwhile PS4 console deals on Prime Day this year.
Still Best Buy, Target, Walmart and other sites have PS4s in stock, and this is probably the last time that buyers will want this particular system — particularly since the PS5 will be compatible with most PS4 games. Perhaps these three retailers will offer a price break to get rid of old stock. On the other hand, this is probably the last chance that stores will have to sell the PS4 at full-price, meaning it’s possible we won’t see price breaks on current-gen consoles until Black Friday, or even after Christmas.
As such, if Amazon does any big PS4 sales, expect to find the real savings on games and accessories. Physical games are already a much smaller portion of the market than they were back when the PS4 launched, and it’s easy to believe that Amazon would want to clear out its stock sooner rather than later. Likewise, it’s a great time to get rid of PS4 accessories —which is both good and bad for buyers.
Theoretically, any PS4 accessory will also work on the PS5. As such, if you see a great deal on a controller or headset, now could be the right time to jump on it. Unfortunately, not all PS4 accessories are created equal, and Prime Day represents a huge opportunity for cut-rate, third-tier vendors to get rid of their knockoff gear before the cycle begins again on the PS5.
As such, here are our recommendations: Focus on games and accessories, and don’t expect huge console deals. When it comes to controllers, make sure you buy only authentic Sony gear; for other accessories, stick with known brands like Turtle Beach, HyperX and Seagate.
Prime Day PS4 deals — Is it still worth buying a PS4?
There’s one other question worth considering before Prime Day PS4 deals begin in earnest: With the PS5 just around the corner, is it still worth buying a PS4? Similarly: Is it still worth buying PS4 games and accessories?
We talked a bit about accessories above, but to reiterate: High-quality accessories from known brands are still worth your money, and will work fine on the PS5. Likewise, most PS4 games will work on the PS5 — just be sure you plan on picking up the PS5 standard edition (rather than the Digital Edition) if you plan on buying discs.
As for the PS4 itself, my opinion is that it’s not worth picking up unless there’s a truly spectacular deal: less than $250 for the PS4 Pro, or less than $200 for the standard PS4. The PS5 will be backwards compatible with most PS4 games, so it’s better to buy a console that Sony will support for many years to come. The PS4 is not quite dead just yet, but it has fewer days ahead than behind. And if you’re going to spend a few hundred dollars anyway, you may as well get the latest gear.
Shop all Prime Day deals right now
- Amazon devices: save on Fire TVs, Alexa speakers, Kindles (opens in new tab)
- Apple AirPods: was $249 now $199 (opens in new tab)
- Beauty deals: deals from $4 on Revlon, Maybelline, more (opens in new tab)
- Bedding & bath: deals on comforters, shower curtains, more (opens in new tab)
- Clothing: save on Calvin Klein, Dickies, Timberland, and more (opens in new tab)
- Echo Dot: was $49 now $18 (opens in new tab)
- Echo Show 5 w/ Cam: was $124 now $49 (opens in new tab)
- Fitness: save on Gaiam, Bowflex, Nautilus, and more (opens in new tab)
- Furniture: deals on office chairs, nightstands, and dressers (opens in new tab)
- Google Pixel 5: was $799 now $449 (opens in new tab)
- Halloween decor: deals on costumes, candy, and decor (opens in new tab)
- Headphones: deals from $8 (opens in new tab)
- HP ChromeBook 11: was $285 now $255 (opens in new tab)
- TV sales: deals from $79 (opens in new tab)
- Laptops: save on MacBooks, Chromebooks, and Windows machines (opens in new tab)
- Lego toys: up to 30% off Lego sets (opens in new tab)
- Mattresses: deals on Casper, Tuft & Needle (opens in new tab)
- Office chairs: deals from $39 (opens in new tab)
- Pet food/supplies: up to 40% off food and treats (opens in new tab)
- PS4 2TB Seagate Game Drive: was $110 now $65 (opens in new tab)
- Snacks: up to 35% off Quaker, Starbucks, Lay's, and more (opens in new tab)
- Snow boots: save on Columbia, Sorel, Uggs, and more (opens in new tab)
- Sony WHXB900N Headphones: was $246 now $123 (opens in new tab)
- Super Mario Party: was $59 now $39 (opens in new tab)
- Tablets: save on Apple, Samsung, Fire HD, more (opens in new tab)
- Whole Foods at Amazon: up to 45% off for Prime members (opens in new tab)
- Winter apparel: coats from $39 (opens in new tab)