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15 Great Deals on Gaming Gear for Prime Day

Video gaming can be an expensive hobby, but that just makes scoring deals all the more important. Whether you're looking for a new gaming laptop, a better mouse, or any gadget crammed full of RGB LEDs, there are plenty of deals for you today.

The WIRED Gear team tests products year-round. We sorted through hundreds of thousands of deals by hand to make these picks. Crossed out products are out of stock or no longer discounted. Our Amazon Prime Day coverage page has the latest stories, and our Prime Day Shopping Tips will help you avoid bad deals. You can also get a 1-Year Subscription to WIRED for $5 here.

Updated July 13: We've added a list of several PS5, Xbox, Switch, and PC games to the end of this article.

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Gaming Rig DealsAlienware Aurora R14 Liquid Cooled Gaming Desktop for $2,380 ($420 off)

The Aurora R14 is an upgraded version of one of our favorite gaming desktops. It has Alienware's trademark stylish chassis, an RTX 3080 graphics card, and 32 GB of RAM, making it a beastly machine.

Razer Blade 14 for $2,285 ($125 off)

Razer makes some of the best gaming laptops in the world, and the Razer Blade 14 is one of our favorites. It packs an RTX 3080 graphics card, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1-terabyte SSD for silky smooth gaming even when you're away from home.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 Gaming Laptop for $2,000 ($200 off)

Few manufacturers can give Razer a run for its money in the gaming laptop space, but Asus is one of them. The Rog Zephyrus G15 is one of our top picks overall for gaming laptops in 2022, thanks to its RTX 3080 graphics card, 16:10 wide slim bezel (edge) display, and AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS processor.

TV and Monitor DealsLG 65-Inch C1 OLED TV for $1,697 ($200 off)

This OLED TV from LG (8/10, WIRED Recommends) supports up to 120 frame-per-second (fps) gaming at 4K HDR, as well as either Nvidia's G-Sync or AMD's FreeSync for the smoothest possible gaming on one of the nicest looking screens we've tested. It also comes in a smaller 48-inch variant for $797.

AOC CU34G2X 34-Inch Curved Gaming Monitor for $368 ($42 off)

Ultrawide monitors like this one from AOC provide way more peripheral vision coverage than typical displays, which is an excellent asset to have while gaming. If you want to be immersed in the games you play, this monitor is one of our favorite ultrawides.

LG 27-Inch Ultragear Gaming Monitor for $180 ($46 off)—DISCOUNT GONE

For the performance-minded, this LG Ultragear monitor sticks with a 1080p panel, but boasts up to 240 fps for the most buttery smooth action, even from fast-paced games. It's compatible with both Nvidia G-Sync and AMD's FreeSync, and the included base is height, tilt, and pivot adjustable.

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 E26 LED Smart Bulb 3 Pack for $76 ($58 off)

Okay, technically, Philips Hue lights aren't gaming-specific, but what gamer doesn't need more RGB lights? This kit is our upgrade pick and it's one of the most popular (and also most expensive) smart light systems around. As long as you're comfortable committing to a pricier system for the long haul, this is a good deal on a starter pack.

Accessory DealsRazer Viper Ultimate Mouse for $80 ($20 off)

It's hard to find a perfect mouse, but the Razer Viper Ultimate gets close. It's our top pick for wireless mouse with a dock, and it's been among our top picks overall in the past thanks to its ambidextrous design, clever charging dock, and convenient dongle storage.

Razer Naga Trinity Gaming Mouse for $60 ($11 off)

There is no such thing as too many buttons on a gaming mouse. That's how I do it. That's how Razer does it. And it's worked out pretty well so far. This mouse is one of our favorites, in no small part due to having 19 customizable buttons, making it a Swiss Army knife of customizability for gamers and workers alike.

PlayStation DualSense Charging Station for $20 ($10 off)

This charging station is one of our picks for PS5 accessories, and for good reason. It's a handy way to make sure your controllers stay charged in between sessions, plus it matches the ostentatious design sensibilities of the PS5 itself, so it'll fit right in on your entertainment unit.

WD Black 1-TB NVMe Internal Solid State Drive for $104 ($45 off)

With games getting bigger and bigger, there's never enough storage for them all. Fortunately, slim SSDs like this one from WD can expand the storage on your PC or PS5 with minimal effort. This model packs 1 terabyte of storage into a compact stick.

Netgear Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System 2-Pack for $142 ($52 off)

The latest console or fastest gaming PC won't matter much if you don't have the bandwidth to download or play games on it. This mesh Wi-Fi system from Orbi is our top pick for large homes to give your network better coverage and faster speeds no matter how far you are from the router. It has been this price a couple times in the past few months, but does not stay at it.

Headphone DealsSteelSeries Arctis 1 Corded Gaming Headset for $25 ($25 off)

This headset was already one of our favorites under $50, but this deal makes it even sweeter. The wireless version of the Arctis 1 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) impressed us with its rich sound and clear mic quality. This model is largely the same but uses a wired connection instead.

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Corded Console Gaming Headset for $35 ($35 off)

The Bluetooth version of the Arctis 3 is our top pick for Switch players who want to use voice chat. However, this corded option is still a great headset and can connect to any platform, making it a versatile and inexpensive set of cans.

SteelSeries Arctis Prime Corded Gaming Headset for $47 ($21 off)

The Arctis Prime from SteelSeries (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our pick for midrange gaming headset under $100. However, right now it's way under $100. If you want a better-than-average pair of headphones without spending a ton, now's the time.

Logitech G Pro X Wireless Gaming Headset for $142 ($58 off)

Logitech's G Pro X is currently our top pick for best wireless gaming headset. It supports PC, PlayStation, and has solid battery life. Its DTX:S object-based surround sound makes it easy to hear exactly where enemies are in your game, and Logitech's G Hub software enables a ton of audio customization options.

Game Deals

PS5 Games

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for $40 ($30 off)Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade for $30 ($16 off)Guardians of the Galaxy for $25 ($5 off)Far Cry 6 for $13 ($12 off)Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection for $30 ($20 off)Sackboy: A Big Adventure for $30 ($30 off)Battlefield 2042 for $20 ($10 off)

Xbox Series X Games

Halo Infinite for $40 ($20 off)Guardians of the Galaxy for $25 ($5 off)Microsoft Flight Simulator for $45 ($15 off)Sea of Thieves for $20 ($20 off)Disco Elysium: The Final Cut for $15 ($8 off)Battlefield 2042 for $15 ($15 off)

Nintendo Switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons w/ 12-month Switch Online Bundle for $60 ($20 off)Mario Kart 8 Deluxe w/ 12-month Switch Online Bundle for $60 ($20 off)Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury w/ 12-month Switch Online Bundle for $60 ($20 off)Mario Party Superstars w/ 12-month Switch Online Bundle for $60 ($20 off)Animal Crossing: New Horizons w/ 12-month Switch Online Bundle for $60 ($20 off)

PC Games

Amazon Prime members can snag 30+ games right now entirely for free. While some of the titles are hit or miss, the stand out is Mass Effect Legendary Edition which includes the entire trilogy of landmark Mass Effect games.

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