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The Best Time to Buy Video Games

Did you know there's a best time to buy video games? Learn exactly when to purchase in order to save the most money.

The best times to buy video games are 4th of July, 4th of July Weekend, Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, Black Friday Weekend, Cyber Monday, Labor Day, Labor Day Weekend, Memorial Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Presidents' Day, Presidents' Day Weekend, Wayfair Way Day, back to school season, end of year, holiday season, post holiday season, and all of August.

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Video games are rarely on sale—about 23% of the year, or an average of 1-in-4.3 days.

rarely on sale
23%
of year on sale
18
sale periods
84
sale days
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The best months to buy video games are February, April, May, July, August, September, October, November, and December.

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The best holidays to buy video games are 4th of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Presidents' Day.

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FAQ

Let's recap by answering some key questions:

When is the best time to buy video games?

The best times to buy video games are 4th of July, 4th of July Weekend, Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, Black Friday Weekend, Cyber Monday, Labor Day, Labor Day Weekend, Memorial Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Presidents' Day, Presidents' Day Weekend, Wayfair Way Day, back to school season, end of year, holiday season, post holiday season, and all of August.

How often are video games on sale?

Video games are rarely on sale, approximately 84 days each year, spanning 18 distinct sale periods—that's 23% of the year.

What are the best months to buy video games?

The best months to buy video games are February, April, May, July, August, September, October, November, and December.

What are the best holidays to buy video games?

The best holidays to buy video games are 4th of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Presidents' Day.

What's the best place to buy video games?

The best place to buy video games is at Amazon.

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