Once more into the breach, friends. The manufactured holiday that is Amazon Prime Day 2018 is on the horizon. For anyone currently wondering what a Prime Day actually is, precisely, here's what you need to know - Prime Day is a now-annual celebration of Amazon's own anniversary. While that's all lovely and such, it's almost most likely a tremendous way to discount a lot of products, clear out some stock and have a one-website mini Black Friday in the middle of the year.
What this means for you, though, is that it's a mid-year chance to get some serious discounts on some key games, consoles and other bits of tech. It's a one-day blowout of bargains, offered exclusively to Amazon Prime members and it can genuinely yield some rather nice deals on games and techy bits, amongst the rabble of USB cables and iPhone cases.
As mentioned in this very article, you'll need an Amazon Prime membership (found here in the UK, or here in the US), though you can start up a free 30-day trial and still take advantage of the Prime Day sales, too.
Right here in this article, I'll be rounding up some of the best Prime Day offers from the realms of games, consoles and tech. As a lot of these will be 'Lightning Deals', keep in mind that not only will they be time-limited (some only last an hour before disappearing for good) but they'll also be stock-limited, meaning Amazon can sell out of the reduced price game before the allotted time is up. In order to make sure you get the thing you want, it's best to keep on your toes and get in as early as you can.
When is Prime Day 2018?
While we don't currently have an official date yet, going by the last few years, Prime Day 2018 is most likely going to take place on or around July 11th, 2018. We've still got a little bit of time to wait before the deals begin in full, so for now, let's look back on some of the best deals found during last year's Prime Day shenanigans.
The best deals from last Prime Day
- 15-month PlayStation Plus subscription for £29.99
- 3-month Xbox Live Gold membership with £10 Xbox Live credit for £12.99
- Xbox One Elite Controller for £99
- Injustice 2 (PS4) for £29.99
- Injustice 2 (Xbox One) for £29.99
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (PS4) for £22.99
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (Xbox One) for £22.99
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands (PS4) for £23.99
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Xbox One) for £23.99
- Prey (PS4) for £20.99
- Prey (Xbox One) for £20.99
- For Honor (PS4) for £19.99
- For Honor (Xbox One) for £19.99
- Nier Automata: Standard Edition (PS4) for £29.99
- Dark Souls 3 The Fire Fades (PS4) for £28.99
- Dark Souls 3 The Fire Fades (Xbox One) for £28.99
- PS4 500GB Slim with Overwatch, Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy and extra controller for £179.99
- PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB console with Horizon Zero Dawn, WipEout Omega Collection and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for £349.99
- Xbox One S 500GB with Forza Horizon 3, Minecraft, Chatpad, headset and extra controller for £199.99 (32% off)
- Xbox One S 1TB with Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, Chatpad, Headset and extra controller for £339.99
- WipEout Omega Collection for £19.99 (20% off)
Day-long deals (everything else)
- Logitech G800 wireless PC headset for £53.99 (40% off)
- Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for £529.99 (40% off)
- Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB external hard drive for £129.99 (30% off)
- ION Audio Max LP turntable for £49.99 (38% off)
- Audio-Technica AT-LP60 turntable with active speaker for £99 (41% off)
- NetGear Orbi Whole Home Wi-Fi system for £199.99 (33% off)
- Epson LCD Projector for £359.99 (32% off)
- LG 49-inch 4K television for £499 (32% off)
- LG 55-inch 4K television for £689 (33% off)
- Philips Hue wireless smart lightbulb for £24.99 (50% off)
- Philips Hue wireless smart lightbulb E27 starter kit for £99.99 (33% off)
- Sennheiser HD 598SR over-ear headphones for £99 (50% off)
- Philips Fidelio X2 high-res headphones for £129.99 (52% off)
- Jaybird Freedom Wireless Bluetooth headphones for £79 (44% off)
- Hive Active Heating Kit for £114.99 (36% off)
- GoPro HERO5 Session Action Camera for £245 (29% off)
- SanDisk Ultra 128GB USB flash drive for £24.99 (33% off)
- Six-month Audible membership for £2.99 (£4 off)
- Amazon Echo Dot for £34.99 (30% off)
- Amazon Echo for £79.99 (47% off)
- Amazon Fire 7 tablet for £29.99 (40% off)
- Amazon Fire 8 tablet for £49.99 (38% off)
- Kindle Paperwhite for £79.99 (27% off)
- Kindle Voyage for £129.99 (24% off)
- Fire TV Stick for £29.99 (25% off)
Lightning deals being what they are - time and stock limited - once they go live, they won't last long. I'll be over at Jelly Deals covering them as they go live on Amazon so feel free to pop on over or follow us on Twitter if you want to get involved the minute the deals go live.
Good luck and happy hunting to all. Be sure to check in with Jelly Deals for by-the-minute lightning deals coverage and a few carelessly strewn about puns.