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, Target and Walmart 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 for only $25. You can also land preorders for upcoming Ubisoft games Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Far Cry 6, each for $10 off. And if you need more storage space for your PS4 game collection, you can buy a 2TB Seagate drive 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
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition: was $39 now $25 @ Amazon
- Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection: was $59 now $45 @ Amazon
- The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series: was $49 now $35 @ Amazon
- Seagate Game Drive for PS4 — 2 TB: was $110 now $61 @ Amazon
Prime Day PS4 game deals available now
Far Cry 6: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon
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.View Deal
Marvel’s Spider-Man: was $39 now $25 @ Amazon
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.View Deal
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon
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.View Deal
Mortal Kombat 11: was $59 now $35 @ Amazon
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. View Deal
The Last of Us 2: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
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.View Deal
The Walking Dead: Telltale: was $49 now $35 @ Amazon
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.View Deal
EA Sports UFC 4: Was $59 now $29 @ Amazon
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.View Deal
Destroy All Humans 2020: was $39 now $19 @Amazon
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? View Deal
PS4 2TB Seagate Game Drive: was $110 now $65 @ Amazon
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.View Deal
HyperX Cloud PS4: was $79 now $69 @ Amazon
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.View Deal
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
- Apple AirPods: was $249 now $199
- Beauty deals: deals from $4 on Revlon, Maybelline, more
- Bedding & bath: deals on comforters, shower curtains, more
- Clothing: save on Calvin Klein, Dickies, Timberland, and more
- Echo Dot: was $49 now $18
- Echo Show 5 w/ Cam: was $124 now $49
- Fitness: save on Gaiam, Bowflex, Nautilus, and more
- Furniture: deals on office chairs, nightstands, and dressers
- Google Pixel 5: was $799 now $449
- Halloween decor: deals on costumes, candy, and decor
- Headphones: deals from $8
- HP ChromeBook 11: was $285 now $255
- TV sales: deals from $79
- Laptops: save on MacBooks, Chromebooks, and Windows machines
- Lego toys: up to 30% off Lego sets
- Mattresses: deals on Casper, Tuft & Needle
- Office chairs: deals from $39
- Pet food/supplies: up to 40% off food and treats
- PS4 2TB Seagate Game Drive: was $110 now $65
- Snacks: up to 35% off Quaker, Starbucks, Lay's, and more
- Snow boots: save on Columbia, Sorel, Uggs, and more
- Sony WHXB900N Headphones: was $246 now $123
- Super Mario Party: was $59 now $39
- Tablets: save on Apple, Samsung, Fire HD, more
- Whole Foods at Amazon: up to 45% off for Prime members
- Winter apparel: coats from $39