While another Amazon Prime Day soon wraps up, there are still a few hours left to score some final savings. This year has proven mixed depending on where you look, although we saw a handful of standout discounts that were too good to pass.
We’ve now dug deeper into the bestsellers and those deals most-viewed among Windows Central readers, pulling together what caught your eyes — and those might want to scoop up before it’s too late.
This Xbox Game Pass sale is too good to miss
If one Xbox deal dominated Amazon this Prime Day, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate takes the cake. Microsoft’s all-inclusive gaming subscription landed a spot in the top ten Amazon bestsellers over the two days, with a rare discount offering three months for the price of two. It was also the most popular deal among Windows Central readers and Microsoft is committed to showing why you need this subscription as a gamer.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (3 Month) | Save 33%
Xbox Game Pass remains a must-have subscription, delivering incredible value with its hundreds of included games, online services, and exclusive perks. It now touches Xbox consoles, PC, and mobile, including day-one access to all the hottest Microsoft-published titles like Halo, Gears of War, and Forza.
The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deal was so popular that Amazon limited codes to two per person and still sold out — before restocking earlier today. It’s no surprise, with Microsoft pouring more resources than ever into a service, which now provides incredible value at its usual $15 monthly rate. That includes access to hundreds of games across Xbox Game Pass and EA Play libraries on Xbox consoles and PCs, plus Xbox Live Gold multiplayer and Xbox Cloud Gaming on mobiles and tablets. Ongoing promotions also bundle Spotify Premium and Disney+ subscriptions as exclusive perks.
While we’ve seen sales on standard Xbox Game Pass memberships in the past, savings on its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription are extremely rare. You’re getting unrestricted access to almost everything Microsoft currently offers — with big titles like Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Age of Empires all gunning for day-one launches via the service. You can still score this Xbox Game Pass deal for a few more hours, with three months up for $30.
The best 4K OLED TV for Xbox Series X hit an all-time low price this Prime Day
Prime Day deals on 4K TVs aren’t always worth your time, but when the LG C1 dropped cheaper than ever, it quickly found a spot among the bestsellers. The latest in LG’s flagship OLED series has hit its lowest ever price for a limited time, with up to 17% off across various screen sizes. It’s easily the best 4K TV for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, rocking all the bleeding-edge technologies to deliver a next-gen experience. It was also among the top-viewed deals on Windows Central this week, with gamers keen to upgrade for the newest consoles.
LG C1 4K Smart OLED TV | Up to 17% off
The 55-inch LG C1 is new for 2021, upgrading the best 4K OLED TV with even more features, and looking better than ever. It’s equipped with all the leading gaming features, including support for 4K at 120 FPS, with an ultra-rich OLED panel outputting insanely punchy images. Prime Day delivers the largest discount we’ve seen on the C1 series to date.
The LG C1 is defined by its onboard OLED technology, with stunning panels available from 48-inches through to 83, sporting punchy 4K visuals. These displays have per-pixel precision over images, present vibrant images, and portray high contrast and perfect blacks.
The arrival of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 also has pushed new display technologies to the forefront, with the LG C1 among the few 4K TVs that deliver upon that promise. It’s the LG CX’s successor, the award-winning TV we recommended throughout 2020 for its stellar next-generation gaming support. Those same strengths translate to the LG C1 series, supporting HDMI 2.1, enabling 4K resolution up to 120Hz, plus HDR10 and Dolby Vision. It checks essentially every box for the latest gaming consoles.
While we previously recommended the LG CX this year, with LG C1 prices prohibitively high, it finally makes sense to pick up the 2021 model this Prime Day. However, don’t expect this TV to get much cheaper in the future, with the LG CX still trending around these prices one year after launch.
Razer Kraken X dominates as the top low-cost headset
The Razer Kraken X was this week’s star headset, already an affordable gaming accessory that presents considerable value, even cheaper on Prime Day. This wired headset works across many devices and delivers all the fundamentals for a great listening experience. And with Razer, a household name in video game peripherals, that 37% discount drew some serious attention.
Even with its low price, the Kraken X holds its own in everyday gaming. Its 40mm drivers offer up stereo audio, highlighting enemy footsteps in Call of Duty, while also suited to watching movies and listening to music. An integrated microphone aims to cancel out noise, while in-line controls provide easy volume adjustment and a quick mute switch. It’s everything you need for online gaming, all hooking up over a 3.5mm headphone jack and accommodating anyone on a budget this Prime Day.
Expand your Xbox for less with this Game Drive deal
Amazon Prime Day cut storage prices across the board, and this 2TB Seagate Game Drive took the top spot for expanding your Xbox console. While the WD_BLACK 5TB P10 Game Drive was the most popular on Monday, it quickly sold out, leaving Seagate as the next best external hard drive to recommend. It’s a 2TB upgrade for $60, offering four times the storage as many Xbox consoles, opening room for dozens of games.
We often stray from Xbox-embossed “Game Drive” expansions, often costlier than their non-branded counterparts from Seagate. But this Prime Day deal results in a reasonable price per gigabyte, with the vibrant green and black shell only a bonus. In addition, you can expect speeds up to 140MB/s over a USB connection, seamlessly upgrading any Xbox One console. It’s a different story for Xbox Series X|S due to console limitations detailed in our full Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S storage guide.
These $14 Xbox controller batteries make charging easy
These Xbox-compatible batteries also made the Amazon bestsellers, designed to work with Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S controllers. These cells target 2550 mAh each, with the promise of up to 25 hours of playtime and speedy two and a half hour charging speeds. The included cradle keeps two batteries topped up when not in use, hooking up to any USB device. Prime Day has also cut an additional $6 off the final price, available via an on-site coupon, saving over 25% on the item.
Microsoft’s Xbox controllers all rely on AA batteries, even if not the most practical way to keep charged up. Investing in rechargeable batteries is your best bet, not only more convenient but also cheaper with reduced waste.
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