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Best Prime Day 2022 sim racing deals

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We’ve collated a selection of the best sim racing related Amazon Prime Day deals, complete with everything from games to VR headsets.

Running from the 12th to the 13th of July, Amazon Prime Day is a yearly event where it’s possible to find some incredible deals on a huge variety of items – from kitchenware to gardening equipment, it’s all there.

But before you push the button on that lovely set of frying pans, why not take a look at some of the best sim racing deals we’ve found so far across both Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com?

It may seem like a relatively lean year in terms of bargains (it’s been a lean year for good news too), but at the very least we can safely say that now is a great time to buy a new headset!

Hardware

Oculus Quest 2 128GB with Dazed Quest V2 case (8% off) Amazon.co.uk

The Oculus Quest 2 – now known as the Meta Quest 2 – has become one of the most popular and affordable VR headsets on the market. Although it lacks the graphical fidelity of high-end units such as the HP Reverb G2, it more than makes up for it with its accessibility.

Its main selling point for sim racers, however, is that it can be linked to your gaming PC via a USB-C cable, enabling you to experience driving thrills in iRacing, Automobilista 2, Assetto Corsa and F1 22, among others.

It can be used wirelessly too – over Oculus Air Link – and its portable nature makes it a fun device to use in a social setting. Amazon.com features the Quest 2 with a $25 gift card but no carry case for the same price below.

Prime Day price: £299.99/$299.99 (with $25 gift card)

Normal price: £323.99/$299.99

HTC VIVE Pro 2 (10% off) Amazon.co.uk

HTC VIVE Pro 2

Prime Day price: £649.99

Normal price: £719.99

One of, if not the, finest virtual reality headsets on the market. You’ll need a reasonably beefy PC to make the most of it, but this is ideal for use with the newly released F1 22 – it’s the VR headset we used to review the game – and titles such as iRacing and Assetto Corsa Competizione, adding to the immersion.

Logitech G29/G920 (43% off) Amazon.co.uk

Logitech G29

Prime Day price: £169.99/$190.00

Normal price: £299.99/$399.99

Although the Logitech G29/G920 have both been usurped by Logitech’s latest G923 steering wheel, the technology behind it has been gradually refined from the successful gear-driven G25, DFGT and G27 models. This means the force feedback is solid, if a little notchy.

ear in mind, however, that the G29 is compatible with PlayStation consoles (Gran Turismo 7 works very well with it) while the G920 is the Xbox variant. Both will work without issue on PC, fortunately.

The G29/G920 have a plethora of buttons and a solid three-pedal setup – including a progressive spring in the brake, imitating a load cell. In practice, it works extremely well, so we think using the G29/G920 is a great way to start your sim racing journey.

Thrustmaster T-GT II (18% off) Amazon.co.uk

Thrustmaster launches T-GT II wheel for Gran Turismo players

Prime Day price: £573.99

Normal Price: £699.99

Thrustmaster F1 Wheel (28% off) Amazon.co.uk

Prime Day price: £129.99

Normal price: £179.99

Often maligned, the T-GT II is arguably Thrustmaster’s finest combined sim racing wheel. While it may still be belt-driven, and not the en vogue direct drive system, it is at least a combined set that includes the base, wheel rim and pedals. While Gran Turismo branded, and designed with that gaming series in mind, it’s functional with all major racing titles across PlayStation 4, 5 and PC.

Thrustmaster also has an entry-level F1 steering wheel, excluding wheel base and pedals, compatible with its T500 RS, T300 RS, T300 Ferrari GTE and TX set-ups at a reduced rate that works across PC, PlayStation and Xbox.

Razer Kraken X (56% off) Amazon.co.uk

Razer Kraken X

Prime Day price: £21.99/$24.99

Normal price: £49.99/$49.99

An entry-level headset by Razer’s standards, the Kraken X represents excellent value for money with this ginormous discount applied. Its use of a 3.5 mm jack means you can plug it into a PlayStation or Xbox controller, or directly into most desktop and laptop PCs. Ideal if you’re new to sim racing league racing and would like to get involved in the mid-race conversations.

HyperX Cloud II 7.1 (33% off) Amazon.co.uk

HyperX Cloud II

Prime Day price: £49.99/$59.99

Normal price: £74.99/$99.99

The HyperX Cloud II headset comes with 7.1 virtual surround sound technology and competes with much higher-priced headsets on the market thanks to its microphone and speaker quality.

The memory foam headband and cushioned cans ensure comfort is never compromised – something I can confirm given the number of 24-hour sim races and Strava turbo sessions mine have been subjected to…

Corsair T3 Rush (13% off) Amazon.co.uk

Corsair T3 Rush

Prime Day price: £260.64

Normal price: £299.99

The Corsair T3 Rush is a gaming chair that doubles as a comfortable home office perch for those with a DualSense close to hand. With a padded neck cushion and memory foam lumbar support, long gaming or work sessions can be achieved with the bare minimum of discomfort.

Its versatile design also means the T3 Rush can be adjusted almost limitlessly – ideal if you fancy a mid-endurance race snooze between stints. Its exterior is made from soft fabric too, so sweat build-up won’t be an issue when the temperature rises.

PlayStation DualSense controllers (21%-31% off) Amazon.co.uk

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Prime Day price: £44.99-£46.99/$59.99 (black only)

Normal price: £59.99/$69.99

The DualSense still being relatively new, discounts are hard to come by – but the haptic feedback-infused controller is a joy to use and a second is necessary for split-screen gaming with friends and family. Several racing games on PS5 do support split-screen action, and you can use this controller on PC too, with some games such as F1 22 even supporting the adaptive trigger features.

Xbox Controller Elite 2 (11% off) Amazon.co.uk

Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller

Prime Day price: £142.79/$159.95

Normal price: £159.99/$179.99

The crème de la crème of Xbox controllers, the Elite 2 is not affordable. It just isn’t. Still, with 11 per cent off, the rechargeable battery, interchangeable components and additional button mapping options are just a smidgen closer.

Software

Wreckfest PS5 (47% off) Amazon.co.uk

Celebrate 20 years of Rally Trophy with the latest Wreckfest update

Prime Day price: £15.99

Normal price: £29.99

It may be a bit old, but the PlayStation 5 version of Wreckfest is the definitive version, with enhanced lighting effects and a noticeable visual uplift. This is a handy saving off the physical edition, too which will still hold some residual value if game trading helps you save money long-term.

MotoGP 22 on PlayStation (24-27% off) Amazon.co.uk

MotoGP 22 game update adds Red Bull Rookies Cup

Prime Day price (PS5/PS4): £39.99/£41.92

Normal price (PS5/PS4): £54.99

The physical PS5 and PS4 versions of the latest motorcycle grand prix simulator are now available with a significant discount soon after launch. Included are four MotoGP categories, with the electric MotoE due soon via a free update, across the current 2022 season. Want to try and clinch the MotoGP title like Fabio Quartararo? Now’s your reasonably priced opportunity.

GRID Legends Amazon.co.uk

A photo mode has been added to GRID Legends

Don’t forget, if you are a PC gamer and you have Amazon Prime – even on a trial – you can download GRID Legends and Need for Speed Heat for free via Prime Gaming and EA Origin across these two days

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