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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Amazon Prime Day 2020: Out of Season, Okay Deals?


Usually, online retailer Amazon has their annual Prime Day sale in the middle of July. This year, it was delayed by three months to be today (October 13) and tomorrow (October 14), presumably due to the Chinese Communist Party Virus damaging people's purchasing power and making selling anything (especially in cardboard boxes) difficult. I guess this means that according to Amazon, the pandemic is all under control. I appreciate the optimism. Maybe Americans can think about that three weeks from now.

In a rare display, Nintendo has several first-party (Nintendo-published) games on sale. They really want you to know that, on Amazon and other retailers trying to have parity with Amazon, Nintendo Switch games Mario Tennis Aces, Yoshi's Crafted World, Splatoon 2, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, or Super Mario Party are all on sale for $20 less than usual.

Nintendo also has “featured deals” with Amazon with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (33% off), Fire Emblem: Three Houses (17% off), Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! (26% off), and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! (17% off). If you think those last two having different discounts despite being the same game is odd, during Prime Day 2019 last year, Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! was 50% off while Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! was 25% off. In other words, these deals kinda suck. (One must wonder why Eevee is off by much less this year but Pikachu is around the same discount.)

Meanwhile, Ring Fit Adventure is in stock and at its normal price of $80!

But if you want MY number one recommendation, it's to purchase Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, which is normally $30. However, and right now for six days, you can get it on the Xbox One (including the Xbox Series X/S, though not without any special optimisation... not that it needs or wants it) for 50% off at $15. It's full price on every other platform... at least as of publishing. It does tend to go on sale pretty often, though. It might change price within days!

Something big is also happening tonight in terms of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (which is NOT on sale), but Ludwig won't cover that tonight. Wait some other day. Like tomorrow.

Tomorrow is here, and the game got a big update.
The next Prime Day that Ludwig realised was happening was Prime Day 2022.


  1. These past few Prime Days, if not all of them, have had pretty run-of-the-mill deals. The Breath of the Wild and Ace Attorney sales are not too bad, but most people who wanted them will already own them by now. At least the holiday sales will be just around the corner.


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