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Prime Day PS5 deals 2022 - what to expect when it all kicks off

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The Prime Day PS5 deals are incredibly close, folks. Mark the calendars as Prime Day will be on July 12 and 13 this year - that's only mere days away! These 48 hours are now, in all likelihood, your best chance to pick up some cheap(er) PS5 goodies this side fo the winter sales madness, and chances look better than ever for the console to appear, as well as for there to be deals on everything from headsets and hard drives to PS Plus cards, to games.

While we don't expect the price of the still-somewhat-elusive console to be slashed itself, we are hopeful that there will be stock available, and also great deals on the likes of headsets, hard drives, SSDs, games, and more. If you're after a great deal away from Black Friday, then the Prime Day PS5 deals are the ones to go for.

While we only previously knew that it would be in July when it was said in an Amazon investors call, we now have the specific dates so we can get the old red pen, and circle the days. Speaking of which, curiously it's a Tuesday and a Wednesday this year - an unusual change but one we'll roll with; usually, it's a Monday and Tuesday affair. 

We don't expect there to be limitless PS5 stock by any means, but the sales event is easily a time to save cash on all things PlayStation - and every year more and more non-Amazon retailers get involved too which is great news for us shoppers. In terms of specific guesses right now, we would say that PS5 TVs is definitely an area to keep an eye on and look out for this Prime Day - for example, the LG C1 has hit a low price now (the end of May) so could indicate the price trend of some of the recent, best-for-PS5 models. Other hardware such as headsets and hard drives should also be at the top of your priority list.

This is going to be our central PS5 page when the deals start, but before then we're looking at what discounts to expect, and also taking a look at some of last year's Prime Day PS5 deals to get our eye in early.

If your setup refurbishment requires a new display, though, it's worth noting that we're also rounding up all our expectations for this year's Prime Day TV deals as well.

The best Pre Prime Day PS5 deals available now

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The best pre Prime Day PS5 deals in the USA

As is now customary at sales events, the deals start coming before we even get to the event itself. The circle of life (of deals). We will start picking out a few top early Prime Day PS5 deals here so you can get an insight into what to expect and what might be worth jumping on now ahead of the 48-hour period itself. Remember though: if you see something at an awesome price now it's worth jumping on as we ar so close to the event. Who knows how long stock will hold, and if it's a super low price, then you can have a pretty clear conscience as well.

Razer Kraken | Green | $79.99$39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 50% - As early Prime Day PS5 headset deals go this is an absolute belter and it's actually one that we'd recommend you jump on! Half price is a great deal for this headset, even if it was a few dollars cheaper a couple of weeks ago.

WD Black SN850 1TB | $163 $148.69 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 8% - Incredible close to its lowest ever price, the value of this PS5 SSD at this price is immense. The WD Black SN850 remains one of the most perennially popular PS5 SSDs due to its excellent performance, and its price has steadily dropped since the SSD bay was opened by Sony. Great value now, but one to consider for Prime Day too.

Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB | $275 $169.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 38%; lowest ever price - With more than a third off the list price, the Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB is tremendous value at this point and we'd not hesitate to recommend it at this price as it is our number one pick for the best PS5 SSD going. and this model has never been cheaper than this. Not only that - as far as we can tell this is the drive's lowest ever price!

Razer Kaira Pro| $200 $149.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50 - This premium wireless PS5 headset is the full package in my opinion. And at this price, it offers unparalleled value. Coming from Razer, known quality gaming audio experts, the inclusion of the HyperSense haptics is a real bonus and the mic is incredibly clear too. A great PlayStation headset.

Crucial X8 SSD | 2TB | $219.99 $189.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $30 - This robust PS5 external hard drive is one of the best ways you can back up your PS5 library, and keep your PS4 library to hand. It's sleek, sturdy, and spacious, and it's at its lowest ever price right now.

Crucial X6 SSD | 1TB | $110 $99.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10 - However, if you're only after a 1TB drive, then the X8's sister SSD, the X6, offers great value and keeps you below the three-figure mark for a full 1TB-worth of external storage.

The best pre Prime Day PS5 deals in the UK

Smasung QN90A 4K TV | 55-inch | £1,499 £799 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £700 - At as good as half price, this is a wild price for anyone looking for a perfect for PS5 TYV this summer. If you're in the market for a quality Samsung QLED from the recent lineups, then we'd recommend jumping on this right away.

BenQ EW2780U monitor | 27" 4K | 5ms 60Hz | $£397.26 £379.99 at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
Save £18- But if you fancy a monitor for your PS5 screen then this BenQ one is down to its lowest ever UK price as far as we can tell. You can't go wrong with BenQ monitors for picture quality, and the BenQ EW2780U's 4K panel will be an absolute blinder for those who want the greatest of picture quality.

Horizon Forbidden West | £69.99 £48.81 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £21 -The hugely successful sequel has seen its first price cuts on Amazon and this is mere pennies off the lowest ever price! If you're a fan of the first and you been waiting to get your hands on this, now's your chance.

Gran Turismo 7 | £69.99 £58.85 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £11 - Not its lowest ever price but this is a solid discount on a really recent PlayStation exclusive. Who knows how long this price will last, but if you've been waiting to jump in front of the wheel of Gran Turismo, now is your chance.

Astro A50 wireless headsets | £299.99 £229.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A great deal for anyone looking for a premium wireless headset. One of the few to get a full five stars from us in a review, this is a belter. Note: you will have to pick up the Astro HDMI adapter (opens in new tab) (or similar) to ensure your PS5 experience is as it should be.

Razer Blackshark V2 | £99.99 £54.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £45 - The Razer Blackshark V2 is one of our favorite gaming headsets, so picking is up for just £55 is an excellent deal. This is actually the cheapest this set of cups has ever been, by around £10, so there's never been a better time to treat your ears to one of Razer's finest.

The situation is the same in the UK too: some good pre Prime Day PS5 deals are already arriving and giving folks something to think about. Again, we'd favour jumping on something now if it's a great price as the stock situation could be volatile as heck.

Will there be a PS5 restock on Amazon Prime Day?

While it's got a bit easier to find PS5 consoles now - I mean, we are about a year and a half on from launch - but if you are still chasing a console this summer there might well be some good news. 

Amazon has hosted a few rounds of console restocks this year so far, but notably listed many for its Prime members only. Back in March, the retailer even went as far as promising its subscribers first dips on all console stock before the end of the month, though this was largely a fruitless affair. Still, it shows Amazon is watching other retailers bump up their membership numbers with the elusive consoles, and there's no better time to draw a headline than your own sale. That's why we take a stance of cautious optimism for the being a PS5 restock on Prime Day.

If you're on the hunt for a console before July, though, we'd recommend checking in with Amazon over the course of the next few months. There's literally never a bad time to check but you can still blink and miss stock.

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Amazon Prime Day PS5 deals - FAQs

When will Amazon Prime Day PS5 deals start?

The big days will be July 12 and 13 this year - mark them in your calendars. This was confirmed officially on June 16th in an official Amazon press release so we can all stop guessing now.

We weren't far off with our guesses of July 18 and 19, or perhaps July 25 and 26 but we were thrown a bit by this year's event being mid-week, on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Anyway, this is when the fun will begin, and we can all look forward to saving cash in mid-July!

Do I need to be a Prime member to access Prime Day PS5 deals?

Yes. But also no. Simply put, the majority of the Prime Day PS5 deals will indeed be kept behind the Prime membership door, but there are always some deals - and more than ever each year - that will be available to all.

Not only that, but each year loads of other retailers get involved and offer their own Prime Day PS5 deals to compete. What's more, a bunch of the biggest retailers will (usually) price match Amazon as well, so it's always worth keeping an eye on all the other major retailers in June and July to get your eye in and keep abreast of all your possibilities.

However, predictably, it is very likely that the very best Prime Day PS5 deals will need you to have a Prime membership - why wouldn't Amazon keep most of its best offers behind their subscription, after all. Anyway, it's worth it, we think, and you'll get all the extra benefits like the TV, and free delivery, too. And even if you don't want it, you can always use the free trial just for this event!

What will Amazon Prime Day PS5 deals look like in 2022?

We always find that looking back at the previous year's deals is a good starting point of figuring out what might happen this year. However, what we already know is that some of the best accessories and games for the PS5 will definitely be discounted - they are staples of sales so we expect to see them cut again.

In terms of headsets, look out for some premium sets to shift downward entire price categories. If you've been eyeing up those that hold slightly higher price tags like the Arctis 7P+, Razer Kaira Pro for PlayStation, and Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2, then expect them to fall to the mid-range price category this year. The big sales events are perfect for these products, and even the most expensive items like the Astro A50 or Audeze Penrose often see big, big price cuts that take them down a notch or two.

After some extra storage for your PS5? Hard drives - both internal and external - will definitely be seeing some discounts in the Prime Day PS5 deals. This category of PS5 accessory almost always has deals running even when there isn't a sales event, but it can often be worth holding out for. The prices of internal PS5 SSDs like the Seagate FireCuda 530 and WD BLACK SN850 have slid down since their release dates, but we reckon we could see some lowest ever prices on these. And if an external drive is your target then definitely target an external SSD - not an HDD. While they once held much higher price tags, general downward trends in their prices combined with such sales means you can basically get the likes of the WD BLACK P50 or SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable for the price of an HDD. Madness.

Controllers will be a tough call. We don't (really) have any third-party pads to get excited about at all yet - let alone in a sales sense - so all eyes will be on the DualSense and its now larger array of colors. We could see a cut of a handful of dollars or pounds on the official pad - the deepest price cuts thus far seem to have been just $10 or so in the US so if you see anything more than that, grab it.

Likewise PS Plus is going to be hard to call. The new PS Plus tiers and system will roll out in June so who knows how Sony and retailers will play it? Cut the price to get more people on board? Or hold out because the change has only just happened? What we can say is that traditionally there have been solid discounts of 25% and up on PS Plus subscriptions so Prime Day PS5 deals are a great time to stock up and get more months in the bank. There used to be a '15 months for the price of 12' deal too, but we haven't seen that in a couple of years.

However, if you're after some of the best Prime Day PS5 deals, then we recommend getting prepared for some top PS5 games to get the price cut treatment. And some of the best PS4 games too, in all honesty. We can foresee the big titles on PS5 like Ratchet and Clank, Returnal, Spider-Man, Ghost of Tsushima, and Death Stranding (and more), all getting their prices cut. The latter two Director's Cuts have held their price points pretty well since their release so it might be a great time to get one. I have my eyes on Ghost's DC. Fingers crossed.

Predictions aside, we can see the kind of deals that should come up this year by looking back at last year. The same sort of patterns and levels of price cuts should come around again this year - even on newer stuff too.

Can I buy PS5s from Amazon?

Ah, if only this really was a simple 'yes'! While Amazon is always - due to its size, reach, and power - one of our favourite places to check for PS5 stock, the fact remains that it just doesn't have it any more than other retailers. So buying one from Amazon is pretty much just as difficult, and restocks are always fleeting. However, the Amazon Prime Day PS5 deals may just be the next best big opportunity to snag the console as we hope the retail giant is going to release some for Prime members during the event.

Is Prime Day free?

The short answer is 'yes, with an if', and the long answer is 'no, with a but'. As long as you have an Amazon account, you will get access to some of the best of Prime Day without having to pay a penny, or for a subscription, or shoulder any fees. However, if you want access to the best that Prime Day has to offer - including the best Prime Day PS5 deals - then paying for a Prime subscription (or going for a free trial could end up getting you access to the best deals and saving you even more money.

Shall I buy the PS5 disc or digital console this Prime Day?

If there is PS5 stock this Prime Day - and we think that there's a good chance - then you may well have the chance to pick between the disc or digital edition of the console. Unlike the other side of the console canyon, both the two variants of PS5 have exactly the same specs and power so you won't be compromising in that regard. However, we personally prefer the disc edition due to the fact that it'll play all of your PS4 games still, and with such an enormous library of games, even if you didn't have a PS4 there's so much to get (discs are way cheaper than digital games still). However, if you're tied up on space, are not a collector, or only envisage playing some games digitally, then the Digital console is the one for you. We don't see it quite as often as the disc version, to be frank, but when it appears, it goes quickly too so be prepared!

If you want to continue your research and take it up a notch, check out the best TVs for PS5, best PS5 monitors, and the top PS5 wireless headsets that we've rounded up too.

I'm the Commissioning Editor for Hardware at GamesRadar+ and have been here since late 2018. I'm also a writer on games and have had work published over the last five years or so at the likes of Eurogamer, RPS, PCGN, and more. Day to day, I take care of a whole host of gaming tech reviews, buying guides, and news and deals content that pops up across GamesRadar+. I'm also a qualified landscape and garden designer, so I do that in my spare time. I'm also an expert on the virtual landscapes and environments of games and love to write about them too, including in an upcoming book on the topic!