You’ve probably heard by now, but Amazon Prime Day 2019 is next week–July 15 and 16, to be precise, with some early deals already live. Over the past several years, Amazon has grown rapidly to dominate the online shopping industry, but its members-only Prime Day event is now facing quite a bit of competition as other retailers continue to announce their own sales scheduled for the same days. Now, Walmart is stepping into the ring with its own sale on thousands of products, including games, consoles, and accessories.
Walmart’s Summer Savings event will kick off on Sunday, July 14 (with some gaming deals going live early on July 12) and run through Wednesday, July 17. Naturally, the retailer is emphasizing the fact that no membership is needed to claim these deals, and orders over $35 will receive free two-day or next-day shipping (depending on eligibility and your location).
Specific discounts for Walmart’s upcoming sale haven’t been revealed yet, but we know the deals will include new Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch games; retro arcade machines; gaming accessories; and more. Walmart’s first major gaming deal actually went live on July 7: an Xbox One S bundle with a bonus game, controller, and headset for $300 (was $450). Unfortunately, that deal is already sold out, but bookmark that page if you’re interested, as it’ll likely go back in stock eventually.
As soon as Walmart’s Summer Savings event kicks off, we’ll update you on all the best gaming deals available. In the meantime, catch up on the latest Prime Day 2019 info and stay tuned to GameSpot as more deals roll in through this week and next. Twitch Prime, which is included with any Amazon Prime membership, is offering free PC games, free Apex Legends skins, and other free loot for games including Red Dead Redemption 2 Online and Grand Theft Auto 5 Online in celebration of Prime Day. GameStop’s Summer Sale, which also overlaps with Prime Day, is in full swing already and includes major discounts on games like Kingdom Hearts 3, The Division 2, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (all of which are currently $20). Plus, other retailers, like Target and Ebay, are planning major sales of their own.
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