Amazon Prime Day 2021 will bring a huge wave of gaming deals when it kicks off later this month (June 21-22, if reports are true), and there’s sure to be no shortage of Prime Day PlayStation deals. Now that we’re over six months out from the PS5’s launch, we’re starting to see more PS5 deals on games and even some accessories, and PS4 deals are already out in full force thanks to Sony’s Days of Play sale. In the days and weeks leading up to Prime Day 2021, we’ll be tracking all the best Prime Day PlayStation deals as we spot them, but for now, here’s an overview of what to expect from Prime Day’s PS4 and PS5 deals along with some great discounts to take advantage of now.
When more information on Amazon Prime Day 2021 is available, we’ll be updating this story so you can stay on top of the best PS4 and PS5 Prime Day deals. In the meantime, check out more of our Prime Day 2021 guides, including the best Prime Day deals to expect, how to get Amazon Prime for free, and tips for saving the most money on Prime Day. Plus, catch up on the best Prime Day tech deals and Prime Day TV deals.
Prime Day PS5 console deals
If you’re still looking to buy a PS5 console, the most you can hope for during Prime Day is a PS5 restock, either at Amazon or (more likely) other stores looking to steal some of Amazon’s thunder. Amazon restocks have been few and far between, but retailers like GameStop, Walmart, and Best Buy have been a bit more consistent with their restocks, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a PS5 drop to pull people to their site during Prime Day.
Still, because of how few times Amazon has restocked the PS5 since launch, it’s also not unrealistic to think the retailer may be stockpiling consoles for Prime Day.
Prime Day PS5 headset deals
The official PS5 headset is easier to find in stock than it once was, but we haven’t seen a discount on it since launch. That doesn’t mean Prime Day headset deals won’t include the Pulse 3D wireless headset, but what we can count on is some great deals on third-party headsets. In fact, our pick for the best PS5 headset, the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro, is already on sale now. Fortunately, many PlayStation headsets are compatible with both PS4 and PS5, so you have a wide range of choices, and you can expect to see more headset deals closer to Prime Day.
Prime Day PS5 controller deals
If you own a PS5, you might be looking to pick an extra controller this Prime Day–maybe you’re eyeing one of the two new DualSense shades released recently, Cosmic Red and Midnight Black. PS5 controllers cost $70 (and Cosmic Red is $5 more), so picking up a second or third one will cost you a decent chunk of change, but there’s a chance we’ll see PS5 Prime Day controller deals this year.
Prime Day external hard drive deals
Most PS5 and PS4 owners have to pick up an external drive to expand their console’s storage at some point, so it’s never a bad idea to pick one up if it’s on sale and you haven’t taken the plunge yet. Prime Day hard drive deals are sure to feature the top brands, including Western Digital and Seagate, and there are already great discounts on some of our picks for the best external hard drives and SSDs. These external drives can store PS5 and PS4 games, and you can play PS4 games off them directly, but you’ll have to move any PS5 games back over to your internal SSD in order to play them. Still, having an external hard drive or SSD on hand helps free up space on your internal SSD for downloading new next-gen games.
Prime Day PS5 accessory deals
Days of Play has brought a rare discount on one official PS5 accessory: the PlayStation HD camera, which is down to $50 ahead of Prime Day. It’s an excellent pick-up for those looking to stream their gameplay, offering 1080p capture with background removal tools and the ability to add yourself to gameplay videos while broadcasting in picture-in-picture mode. Unfortunately, discounts on other first-party PS5 accessories, like the DualSense Charging Station, haven’t yet popped up, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on them come Prime Day. However, if you don’t want to wait on Sony’s first-party peripherals to drop in price, there are similar, highly rated alternatives from third-party sellers on Amazon, like the NexiGo Dobe PS5 controller charging station that’s on sale for under $14 right now. These are worth considering if you’re looking to save money as you expand your PS5 setup.
Prime Day PlayStation Plus deals
We have a pretty good idea of what to expect around Prime Day PS Plus deals–usually, Sony’s online gaming membership drops to around $40 for Prime Day. That’s a nice 20 bucks off the usual $60 list price, but you can usually find 12-month PlayStation Plus subscriptions for even cheaper if you’re willing to shop sites like eBay and CDKeys. Thanks to Days of Play, there are some great PS Plus deals available right now, so you can snag a digital code on sale and start playing online (and claim June’s free PS Plus games) right away.
Prime Day PlayStation Now deals
You can try out PlayStation’s cloud gaming service for less in June. Ahead of Prime Day, PlayStation Now is on sale at multiple retailers, with 12-month memberships going for as low as $42.74 and 3-month memberships dropping to just under $20. PlayStation Now gives you access to more than 800 PS4, PS3, and PS2 games on demand, with new games cycling in every month and playable on PS4, PS5, or PC.
Prime Day PS5 and PS4 game deals
Sony’s Days of Play sale ends June 9, a couple of weeks before Prime Day, but we’d expect to see those same PS5 game deals resurface, hopefully with an even steeper discount. Right now, $70 games like Demon’s Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Launch Edition, MLB The Show 21, and The Nioh Collection are $10 off, dropping them to $60. We wouldn’t be surprised if Amazon bumped them down by another $5 to $10 come Prime Day, but since this is the first year where PS5 games will be on sale during Prime Day, it’s hard to say just how hard Amazon will push PS5 game deals.
Prime Day PS4 deals will offer a great opportunity to snag any last-gen games you may have missed out on for cheap, and the best part is that both PS4 and PS5 owners can take advantage of them. Those who haven’t managed to get their hands on a PS5 yet can take advantage of any PS4 game deals knowing those physical games can be played on PS5 in the future too (at least, if you get the disc drive version of the console).
PS4’s PlayStation Hits are currently down to $10 each as part of Days of Play, and this is usually the case during Prime Day as well–so if you’re considering picking up older PS4 games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Bloodborne, or Uncharted 4, there’s really no need to wait until Prime Day when they’re currently on sale. More recent PS4 releases like The Last of Us Part II ($30), Ghost of Tsushima ($40), and Death Stranding ($20) are already back down to their Black Friday prices as well.
Realistically, we’d expect Prime Day 2021 to recycle a lot of Days of Play’s first-party PlayStation deals. What’ll be more interesting to see is how low third-party PS4 and PS5 games go, including Ubisoft titles like Watch Dogs Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
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