It's over – the second Amazon Prime Day has come and gone for 2023, though as is sometimes the case, some discounts still linger. Below you'll find what's left.
Following the July instalment, which happened to offer up some pretty decent discounts on PC gaming gear, Prime Big Deal Days also delivered a big range of peripherals, monitors and accessories to help enhance your gaming experience.
Just like July's sale, the October instalment was mainly aimed at those with an Amazon Prime subscription. Even post sale it's still worth taking a look, as Amazon Prime bundles in Prime Video, Prime Gaming and many more perks beyond the shopping benefits. Though it could be worth waiting until November to use the 30-day free trial to get the benefits during the upcoming Black Friday sales.
Still keen to pick up some new gear on sale? You're in luck, we've kept the deals that are still available below.
Where are the best Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals in Australia?
Other retailers may take advantage of Amazon's own sale to get their own sales events kickstarted. These are some of the retailers we'll be keeping an eye on:
- eBay: spend and save on a huge range of gaming gear
- HP: save on gaming laptops and monitors
- Lenovo: bargains on selected laptops, desktops and more
- Microsoft: deals on Surface devices and bundles
- Secretlab: price cuts on Secretlab gaming chairs
- MSI: Discounts on gaming laptops, monitors, and heaps more
Amazon Prime Day component deals
Z790 motherboards are pretty pricey. Z690 boards lose little feature wise, and some, like this Asus ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi are half the price of their successors. And, it will support 13th and 14th Gen processors with a BIOS update. This one has plenty of fast USB ports and WiFi 6E. It looks great too.
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X at just AU$302 from Amazon Germany is a great Socket AM4 upgrade. Most older AM4 motherboards will accept it after a BIOS update. It's especially tasty for those looking for more cores for better multitasking and improved gaming performance.
Amazon Prime Day gaming mouse deals
The purists will always argue in favor of a wired mouse, but for those of us that prefer to cut the cord, Logitech's flagship wireless mouse is definitely one of the best you can get. In its review, our sister site TechRadar awarded it 4.5/5. Take 34% off its full price and it becomes even better.
Logitech G502 X Plus Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse |
AU$279.95 AU$156 at Amazon
This is a gaming mouse absolutely bursting with RGB and macro-potential buttons, so minimalists look elsewhere. For everyone else, this rodent includes "lightspeed wireless" which Logitech describes as "pro-grade" and "tournament-tested", implying that latency isn't an issue. The 25K sensor sits right at the threshold of surplus to anyone's reasonable need.
While you may prefer to go with its successor which is also subject to a steep discount (see above or here), AU$143 is a great price for what is still a great wireless gaming mouse, though not as great as its Prime Day price of AU$100. Loaded with buttons, this one has a 25k sensor, tuneble weight and RGB up to the tune of 16.8 million colours.
Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse |
AU$50.69 AU$30.82 at Amazon (Save AU$19.87)
This might not be the cheapest we've seen Razer's DeathAdder Essential mouse go for, but at just AU$30 for the Mercury White version, it's pretty close. And of course as a Prime member, you get free delivery. It features a 6400 DPI Optical Sensor, 5 programmable buttons and mechanical switches.
Amazon Prime Day controller deals
Xbox Series X|S controller|
AU$89.95 AU$69.95 (save AU$20.95)
The Xbox controller is among our favourite gaming controllers for PC gaming, thanks to its comfort, affordability, widespread support and workhorse simplicity. Nowadays they come with Bluetooth compatibility straight out of the box, so it's well worth having one in the house. Colour options vary in price, but the vanilla "Carbon Black" model is available for cheapest.
Thrustmaster T300 RS GT Edition |
AU$749.95 AU$549 at Amazon (save AU$200.95)
While this one is emblazoned with PlayStation logos (it's a Gran Turismo-themed edition, after all) it still ranks fifth in our list of the best steering wheels for PC. The USB affair has powerful force feedback, included pedals, and is, according to our experts, "wonderfully responsive". This is a nice and dramatic discount too, if you're wanting to spend big on a wheel.
Logitech G923 Trueforce racing wheel and pedals |
AU$599 AU$433.85 (save AU$165.15)
If you're considering an entry into the big bad world of racing wheels, this G923 is the easiest racing wheel for beginners according to our list of the best steering wheels for PC. It has detailed force feedback, top notch pedals and a robust construction.
Amazon Prime Day streaming deals
Razer Kiyo Pro Full HD Webcam |
AU$329 AU$163.80 (save AU$165.20)
This unit has gone for as little as AU$155, but this is still a neat price for a highly rated piece of kit. In our review, we highlighted its exceptional light sensor and great 1080p / 60fps support, while bemoaning its somewhat imperfect autofocus and poor HDR. Still, it's a top unit, and this price is great.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2023?
Amazon Prime Day is returning to Australia in October 2023, after a presumably successful July stint. This is the first time the company has conducted two Prime Day events in Australia in a single year. The specific days in October have yet to be specified, but you can expect 48 hours of potential PC gaming deals. Don't forget that every other retailer is likely to piggy-back the timing to release their own discounts and get a piece of the summer deals pie for themselves.