Out of nowhere Amazon has announced that today, December 30th, will be the site’s first Digital Day. This 24-hour sale hopes to close the year out strong with savings of up to 50% off Amazon’s plentiful digital content.
Though many will be quick to liken this deal to Amazon’s attempted Prime Day, this digitally-oriented sale promises to set itself apart from Prime Day’s mediocre selection and availability.
With massive discounts planned for over one thousand video games, movies, TV shows, apps, and more, you can expect a much more desirable selection of content. Plus, there is no risk that the item you’re hoping to buy will be sold out.
Some of the earliest deals have already begun, so we’ve picked out some of our favorite deals and savings to get you started on the path of digital domination. Read on below for our picks.
Want to see an even wider variety of digital sales? You can browse all of Amazon’s Digital Day deals and savings here.
1. Up to 50% Off Top Movies & TV Shows
To get things started, we’ll highlight where you’ll find the bulk of Amazon’s Digital Day sales. You’ll currently find savings on an enormous selection of media to rent or buy, and there is certainly something for everyone in this selection.
Tastes vary far too much for me to recommend exactly what you might like, so look around and explore. A deal that’s definitely of interest to me is season 2 of Mr. Robot for only $14.99. You couldn’t find a better deal with a whole botnet.
2. 50% Off FIFA 17 for PS4
The FIFA series has some of the most smooth and addictive action of any sports game out there. The latest installment truly ups the ante with improved graphics, a new physics engine, and for the first time, a story mode.
Given its recent release in late September, this 50% discount on the PS4 version is certainly unexpected, and you’ll save big on other platforms as well. The XBox One version is 40% off, and the PC version is 33% off, so snag it for this awesome sales price before it’s too late.
Price: $29.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
3. 34% Off TurboTax Deluxe 2016
With tax season around the corner, Amazon is absolutely hooking it up with a discount on TurboTax, which is recognized as one of the best softwares for maximizing your tax deduction.
Not sure the Deluxe version is right for your needs? You can browse all TurboTax digital downloads on sale here and decide which one is right for you.
Price: $39.86 (34 percent off MSRP)
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4. 50% Off The Walking Dead Comics
Did you know you can use the Amazon Kindle app to read comics? If you are looking for a more accessible way to dive into one of the most daunting hobbies out there, you can start reading some of your favorite series through your smartphone or tablet. It’s a great way to escape the stigmas of being a “comic book collector.”
Currently, you can get 50% off of fantastic series’ like The Walking Dead, among other Kindle comics. Author Robert Kirkman’s ongoing series is one of the most engrossing zombie survival tales in years, and The Walking Dead‘s world extends well beyond the TV series.
Admittedly, the experience works best on a full-color screen, so I would actually recommend using something other than Amazon’s own Kindle to read these issues.
5. 33% Off Final Fantasy XV on XBox One
Final Fantasy XV is one of the most anticipated titles of 2016, and despite the series’ healthy amount of installments, this particular title has been in development for about ten years.
The rich mythos of the Final Fantasy world now look better than ever in the world of Eos. This open world action RPG is available at a 33 percent discount on both XBox One and PS4, and will be overflowing with beat ’em up fun and nostalgic sentimentality.
Price: $39.99 (33 percent off MSRP)
6. Up to $100 Off Rosetta Stone Modules
Rosetta Stone is a world travelers dream come true. This software is the gold standard of computer-based language learning, and their comprehensive lessons are divided up across hundreds of different languages at different skill levels.
7. 50% Off The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition on XBox One and PS4
Ah, Skyrim. There is hardly a digital world more expansive than the province of Skyrim, and now with this classic open-world RPG’s Special Edition re-release, you can enjoy the abundant Elder Scrolls universe in higher detail than ever before.
This is the most bug-free, graphically advanced release of Skyrim to date, and it includes all of the DLC and added content from the Legendary Edition. This makes it a great pick for the gamer who never got into the Elder Scrolls series, or a longtime fan looking to revisit the series in beautiful HD.
This deal is available for either XBox or PS4 gamers at the same price. There is no Amazon promotion on the PC version, as Steam has it at the same price on their platform. If you already owned a previous version of Skyrim through Steam, it will automatically issue you a copy of the Special Edition.
Price: $29.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
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8. $5 in Game Credits with Minecraft: Pocket Edition
A long time ago, if you were talking about Minecraft, there was no doubt that you meant the popular computer game. Now the franchise has expanded to include building block toys, several different spin-off games, and most notably, the popular app version of the game, Minecraft: Pocket Edition.
This Android app is one of the most popular of all time because of its nearly unlimited replay value. The procedurally-generated world always yields new caves, canyons, and wastelands to explore, so you’ll be thankful for the gift of $5 in-game credit to spend on texture packs, power-ups, and extra resources.
The app now supports a number of new features as well, including add-ons (basically mods), online play, and VR support. Get involved now and see what all the buzz is about.
Price: $6.99 (includes $5 bonus credit)
9. 21% Off Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016
Though $30 off of a piece of expensive software is not the deal of the year, now is a good time to purchase a license of Office if you haven’t already. Many have accidentally found themselves stuck on an Office 365 subscription, which does offer some extra features, but ends up costing way more over time.
If this describes you, don’t sweat. Simply pick up a copy of whichever Office version you need, and calmly and quietly cancel the hell out of your subscription. Unless you absolutely need to use Office from your smartphone.
Price: $117.92 (21 percent off MSRP)
10. $10 Towards Amazon Music Unlimited
Though it doesn’t yet have the name recognition of platforms like Pandora or Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited offers an equivalently massive music selection that you can listen to ad-free with unlimited skips.
Now you can get $10 towards a subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited. Combined with Amazon’s 30-day free trial, this promotion will get you two whole months of Amazon Music Unlimited Free.
And if you’re a Prime member, the service only costs $7.99 per month thereafter. Otherwise it’s $9.99, but either price is a great deal for the awesome selection of music, especially since you can download it onto any of your devices for offline listening.
Price: $9.99/mo (first two months free)
Still want to see more digital sales? You can browse all of Amazon’s Digital Day deals and savings here.